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Rendered Speculation: Ford Capri reborn? (Autoblog)

Posted Mar 24th 2008 1:57PM by Dan Roth
Filed under: Concept Cars, Spy Photos, Coupes, Euro, Ford, Mercury


Well look at that, the quarter panel vent from the new Focus can look good! No need to complain yet that this is but another Ford we'll never see, as it may not happen on any continent. Auto Bild has gone to press with shots of a new Mercury Capri concept that is rumored to be the work of an extremely skilled PhotoChopper. We're also unsure if the details they cite about the car being a sub-3,000 pound 2+2 with 140-250 horsepower and a production date of 2012 are fanciful or rooted in truth, but none of that matters. This thing is off the hook to our puppy-dog enthusiastic eyes. Mercury has nothing badass in its lineup, and while it'd be weird to be proffering this car with KISS makeup next to an entire lineup of handsomized Fords, we think it might be a way for Ford to reel in some new blood to the brand. Just don't call it Cougar. Cougars drive Mercurys - though probably while smoking Capris. Call it whatever, just put it on sale.

[Source: carspyshots.net]
 

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I may get hated on for saying this, but call it Cougar. The last generation, though it strayed from it's muscle car roots, was a competent and-dare I say it- "fun" car to drive.
 
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