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Europe’s answer to the Mustang is back—the legendary Capri might see its name on a future Ford coupe.
For many mustachioed Europeans, the Capri was the cult car of the 1970s comes hair shirts, bell bottoms, and the cast of Life On Mars (albeit a Cortina): the new Capri will resemble the Iosis Max concept from the dark recesses of 2009. Power will come from turbocharging, in 1.6- and 2.0-liter forms with 148 to 200 horsepower, respectively, and a diesel engine as well. No release date or any concrete information has been set, but such a coupe would enable Ford to compete against Renault’s Megane Coupe and another 1970s throwback, the Volkswagen Scirocco.
If turbocharging is Ford’s preference, however, then they must do the Capri justice by emblazoning “TURBO” across its flanks. Perhaps a variety of colors: lime green, neon yellow, or Astro Silver! Plaid Recaro seats, “Ballroom Blitz” on 8-track—after all, these were the cars our fathers cruised in to pick up our mothers, and they deserve respect!
The Ford Focus RS can be accurately described as belligerent, with its crackling exhaust, electric green paint and bulldog-esque stance. But there will inevitably be a segment that isn’t satisfied with its outrageous appearance.
For 5 lucky members of that demographic, Ford has whipped up a few Focus RS hatchbacks painted in historic liveries used by the Ford GT40 and Ford Capri RS 2600 race cars. In case you’re wondering, yes, the Gulf Oil paint scheme will be
Inside, custom Alcantara suede that matches the exterior paintwork, leather shift and handbrake boots and a numbered plaque help augment the car’s exterior changes.
The only downside is that Ford is only making five cars, and all will be available in France. If you’re well heeled and an EU Citizen, you know what to do.