UK Police have a new toy to play with and it’s called the Raptor.
With its FOX shock absorbers and Baja desert race mode as standard, it has more than enough to keep up with crims making a getaway across gravel, mud and sand.
South Wales Police are among the first to trial the Ranger Raptor utility – capable of travelling off road almost as quickly as on it – which may prove to be the perfect tool to access some of the UK’s most rural locations.
And there’s no point trying to outsmart the police on-road, either.
Police are also evaluating a 250km/h Focus ST wagon, or estate as the Poms call them.
Both are the product of Ford’s Special Vehicle Preparation team, in Essex, which has added full Police livery with all-round emergency lights and sirens.