Every movie car chase has at least two highly-skilled drivers involved: the driver in the car that appears on film, and the driver in the car with the camera. The all-new 2019 Ford Edge ST performance vehicle is making it easier to capture those iconic car chases, thanks to a partnership between Ford and the Pursuit Systems camera car company. Together, they have built a custom vehicle that makes filming those iconic images even easier thanks to the performance advantages of the 2019 Ford Edge ST.
Performance Advantages of the 2019 Ford Edge ST
The 2019 Ford Edge ST was evaluated as one of the best vehicles for the camera car because of its elite engine, interior, and hauling advantages. We will focus on the advantages that went into the construction of the camera car below. You can also watch the video below to see this model in action and explore some of the changes that went into making it practical for the movies.
The 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 on the Edge ST (mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission) offers 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Especially when in Sport mode, this allows the 2019 Edge ST to offer bold acceleration and gutsy handling without skimping on power.
A camera car must be able to haul a full crew as well as a huge camera attachment that can weigh up to 1,000 pounds, and it still has to be able to go fast to keep up with the main vehicles. This model also offers all-wheel drive and up to 3,500 pounds of towing potential.
The 2019 Ford Edge ST is a midsize crossover, but there is nothing midsize about its interior. The camera car was gutted and filled with computing equipment and gear, but even the standard model offers five-passenger seating and 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row.