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Detroit Auto Show Ford’s Non-Mustang Mustang-Platformed Concept

What you see in front of you is the of a bold move — or so we’re This four-door sedan got a 5.0-liter Cammer V8 with and was called by FoMoCo Prez of the a Mustang all grown up. But since our luck all we’ll see this is a five hundred with the Hi, I’m Dave tri-blade on the end, we’re pleased to see Ford’s got here — despite the it’ll have the opposite of the MKR concept’s independent rear

Ford should be building like this for fans of the n’ forward-facing fascia of the ‘merican sedan. This is a car could compete with a — if it were in the market now and not merely a But whatevs, maybe it actually FoMoCo’s gonna bring to market in the sedan market some pizazz over the five years. Gallery and full release after the – Ray Wert


* American Muscle: The Ford concept celebrates the best of muscle with a four-door marries Built Ford attitude with the sporty of 1960s sedans.

* Legendary The Interceptor concept’s Ford 5.0-liter Cammer engine on E-85 ethanol and produces 400 This engine powered the FR500C to the 2005 Grand-Am Cup in its first year of competition.

* Interceptor incorporates Ford’s four-point belt and suspenders in the front and rear seats. In inflatable safety belts are for rear seat passengers.

Mich. Dec. 31, 2006 Building on its legacy of bold cars, Ford is introducing

a all-American sedan concept combines Built Ford attitude with the sporty of its iconic 1960s sedans.

The Interceptor concept comes with a manual six-speed mated to a

Ford Racing V-8 Cammer engine that 400 horsepower and runs on E-85

This concept celebrates the of American muscle, showing what ‘modern muscle’ is all said Peter Horbury, director — Design, The The Interceptor concept is much a Marine in dress uniform. He smart and elegant but you can see the raw power lies beneath.

Flexing Modern Muscle

The Interceptor concept’s exterior features substantial, sometimes surfaces and sections that the concept its modern, powerful

The Mustang-based concept features a rear-wheel drive proportion includes a short front long rear overhang and dash-to-axle ratio.

The Ford also has a low cabin and higher adding to the vehicle’s attitude and of mystery.

The Ford Interceptor is a pure sedan that to performance car lovers everywhere, Freeman Thomas, director, American Strategic Design. people might need space, but they still the power and attitude that like this represent,

a deep blue, the Ford concept’s strength exudes its strong, high shoulders. And like on last year’s F-250 Super Chief concept, a single character runs the length of the body slightly sloping downward as it the back of the sedan.

This adds wedge to the making it dynamic, without from its smooth, clean

Signature Ford touches the horizontal three-bar grille, has been structurally integrated the bumper beam, as well as — or professionally square graphics — inside and

As a nod to performance purists, the ultimate lies under the powered shaker hood, which a thoroughly detailed engine that houses a 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

This is an upgraded of the 4.6-liter engine under the of the current production Mustang GT. The modular engine powered Racing’s FR500C race car to the top of the Am Cup’s GS class, achieving victories on its way to the Drivers, Manufacturers and Championships in its first season of

The Interceptor concept’s Cammer is mated to a manual six-speed The car, equipped with wheels, also features a rear axle for more performance feel.

Attitude Within

Inside, the Interceptor concept is sleek and modern, completed in contrasting leather and metal finishes.

The headliner and thick steering are leather-wrapped. Plus, the Interceptor four low-back bucket are wrapped in thick black leather with exposed-edge and contrasting caramel stitching. The are accented with Ford squircle grommets finished Titan Metal painted

Squircle accents are repeated in the door trims, floor, and instrument panel.

Designed a pair of squircles, the speedometer and are eye-catching. The needles for both at center and move opposite other as the speed and RPM climb.

clever touches include headrests that deploy the roof when the car is parked. adjust fore and aft, as as up and down for each occupant. control panel and climate also are stowable.

On the other the gated six-speed shifter is just waiting to be thrown gear.

The Interceptor concept is a — but with the heart and of a performance car, Thomas This car is about restraint and not clouding the driving experience too much technology. There a lot of layers between the driver and the with this car.

Safer travels

For safety, the concept incorporates Ford’s four-point belt and suspenders belt design in all four and inflatable seat belts in the

While current three-point belts are extremely effective in the risk of injury in a crash, Motor Company is researching two potential safety belt as possible ways to further injury risk in vehicle

A number of technical challenges need to be overcome before restraint systems could be used, but these technologies one day further enhance safety effectiveness.

The four-point belt a possible next-generation safety that is more comfortable and to use than traditional three-point according to consumer research. inflatable belts have included in the rear seat of the to help better protect in a variety of crashes.

Our customer target for this masculine sedan was a man with a Horbury said. He’s a good guy, but a bit mischevious. He power and performance. But ultimately, responsible.

When he has his family on he values new safety technology as as a powerful engine that on E-85 ethanol.

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