The Bakersfield Police Department has some fancy new rides.
Ever since Ford stopped making the tried and true Crown Victoria in 2011, police departments are looking to update their aging fleets.
And, Bakersfield Police have chosen the new Ford Interceptor.
Whether you're driving down the street or highway, the classic shape of the Crown Victoria has caused many to check their speed or get off the phone.
But, now there's a new car on the streets and it's not your grandfather's car.
The old Crown Victoria is unmistakable, big as a boat and slow as a snail.
But, the new car will top out at 150 miles per hour and will be a lot quicker pulling up behind you.
Senior BPD Officer Bryon Sandrini says other features like new creature comforts make the 2013 Interceptor a better overall car.
"As from an officer's perspective, it has as much room, if not a little more than the old Crown Victorias. This car doesn't have as many blind spots. The interior of the car is a lot more comfortable," said Sandrini.
The front seats are designed specifically for police officers, with special foam that cradles their belt and holster.
Ford does offer special options like ballistic plates in the seats and even the doors to help protect against bullets and knifes.
But, the BPD wont say if its cars have them.
One of the biggest differences between the old Crown Victoria and the new car is the drive train. The old cars are rear-wheel drive, and the new ones are all wheel drive.
"My favorite feature, right now, and I have only had it for about two weeks, is the all-wheel drive. I have to say when you are driving this car fast, when you are in a pursuit and you are in a hurry, you definitely notice that AWD. The control that you have that you would not have with the old Crown Victoria," said Sandrini.
Other police departments in Kern County have been updating their fleets as well. McFarland chose the Dodge Charger as its new ride last year.
And, as the fleet of Crown Victorias gets older, we will be seeing more and more of the new rides.
Bakersfield police have three of the new cars on the road right now, but they have 40 ordered at $23,000 each, with a new one hitting the road every two weeks.