It was in the 1950s when the Ford Motor Company first produced the rear-wheel drive vehicle known as the Ford Crown Victoria.
The name of the vehicle was later employed when the full-size LTD line was shrunk as a means of competing with the downsized Chevrolet Caprice vehicle. Chrysler and AMC dropped out of the full-size car market, leaving the Ford Crown Victoria to be the main vehicle in its class after the Chevrolet Caprice was discontinued by General Motors.
Nowadays, however, the rear-drive Chrysler LX platform and the Chevrolet Impala are significant new challenges to this particular segment of the market. The Ford Crown Victoria is a mid-priced full-size sedan in the Ford vehicle lineup.
In January 2007, Ford sold a record 5,424 Crown Victorias. This by far exceeded sales of the newer vehicle the Ford Five Hundred, which is a more technologically advanced vehicle with similar passenger space.
While the front-wheel-drive platforms have proven to be more popular among customers, they still have not challenged the dominance of the Ford Crown Victoria as a police car, taxi cab, and fleet vehicle. Ford even sells a longer wheelbase version of the car for taxi use.
Ford Crown Victoria Car Specifications
|Model:||Ford Crown Victoria|
|Configuration size:||4601 ccm (280.75 cubic inches)|
|Fuel city driving:||13.8 litres/100 km (17.00 miles per gallon)|
|Fuel mixed driving:||11.8 litres/100 km (20.00 miles per gallon)|
|Displacement:||4601 ccm (280.75 cubic inches)|
|Max power:||227.7 PS (167 kW or 225 HP) at 4800 Rev. per min.|
|Max torque:||368.83 Nm (37.6 kgf-m or 272.0 ft.lbs) at 4000 Rev. per min.|
|Bore x stroke:||90.2 x 89.9 mm (3.6 x 3.5 inches)|
|Valves per cylinder:||2|
|Fuel control:||Single overhead cam (SOHC)|
|Lubrication system:||Wet sump|