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Old 03-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Is this a pre-production/Ford test vehicle?

Driving home from school, I noticed a Taurus with a few intricacies.

The front bumper was completely different from the 2010/2012 designs. The car had no license plates or form of identification. It didn't even say Taurus on the back, just a small "AWD" badge. The tail lights were different from any 2010/2012, the parking sensors were not body colored, the trunk keyhole is in a very odd spot, at least compared to regular Taurus', and the exhaust pipes were very small. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.











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What are your thoughts? Is this anything or am I completely wrong?


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Old 03-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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I could be wrong, but that could be an interceptor that hasn't been painted/decal-ed. Thats the same looking front that I think they have. My town has atleast 4 (thats as many as I have seen at once) and it looks similar. Other than that, I have no clue.
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My guess would be it's the 2.0liter ecoboost model?
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After some 'googling', i'm 99% sure its an interceptor. Even the keyhole on the trunk is on some pics google came up with.
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I could be wrong, but that could be an interceptor that hasn't been painted/decal-ed. Thats the same looking front that I think they have. My town has atleast 4 (thats as many as I have seen at once) and it looks similar. Other than that, I have no clue.
I'm thinking something similar as well as the pictures I've found of the unmarked versions have many similar features. The only part that is throwing me off is the unmarked versions have lights in the front grille whereas this one, in person didn't seem to have any.
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I'm thinking something similar as well as the pictures I've found of the unmarked versions have many similar features. The only part that is throwing me off is the unmarked versions have lights in the front grille whereas this one, in person didn't seem to have any.
Maybe it's going to a dealer so local police can test it and decide on new cars. So it's the same apart from lights. A local Dodge dealer has a Charger that way. I wasn't aloud to drive it, .
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wouldnt the interceptors being rolling around on police steelies still?
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Some of them have hubcaps on, they're probably just an option that very few go with.
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100% a new Interceptor.





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How awkward, I took a bunch of pictures of it. I wonder what they were thinking haha.
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