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Volkswagen may be riding the crest of the wave with the Scirocco but Ford also wants in on the act. As it was previously reported there is a rumour suggesting that Ford is planning a 2+2 coupe in the mould of the old Capris of the 1960s and 1970s. It would be a performance car with good enough credentials to upset one or two segment competitors.

This rendering presented here was created by artist Andrei Avarvarii. His impression combines the styling of a coupe with the size and practicality of a hatchback. The front end keeps a close styling kinship with recent Ford concept cars. The sporty wheel-design combines five rectangular shapes with five triangles.

The car would probably keep to the traditional FWD layout of the old Capri cars while an RS model would feature the Focus RS's Revoknucle front suspension which limits torque steer despite the RS being a 300bhp (224kW) FWD hatch.

Should Ford go ahead and build the Capri, production would start in 2012. Speculation is that a concept version will appear at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

Source: WorldCarFans: http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090427.015 ... ford-capri
 

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I like that a lot! But maybe cos it looks similar to the Roc's rear 3/4s with a different front??

Maybe ford have thought 'if you cant beat em, join em'!?
 

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according to motor industry legend the orginal focus design team scared VW when the first focus came out as it was actually very good. VW then went and hired the entire team to design mk5 golf. You may not be far from the truth
 

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i had 2 ,first one was a 1.6 gt face lift, spent most of my days fitting new cam shafts .the early ones wer made of wood.
next was a 2.0 s model all in black had seats like deck chare material. that was a good un. sold if for a mini gt bad mistake
the mini was c%$p .but nice to see a new version. ford looks to be finding is way againe ,but i have moved on .
 

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sciroccorocket said:
nice looking car but at the end of the day its a Ford, every car supermarket will have thousands of them and the will probs depreciate like i dont know what
Took the words right out of my mouth... agree with you all the way, and I actually think it's a shame!
 

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Le_Savage said:
sciroccorocket said:
nice looking car but at the end of the day its a Ford, every car supermarket will have thousands of them and the will probs depreciate like i dont know what
Took the words right out of my mouth... agree with you all the way, and I actually think it's a shame!
Or even worse might be the Ford Probe all over again.
 

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The Capri brings back fond memories for me.

I had 3 over a 10 year period:-

2.0 litre Ghia in red,

3.0 litre in white,

2.8i in black.

One of the reasons I bought the Scirocco because it reminded me of the Capri.

Dave
 

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Chalkie said:
The original Capri was a nice car but very tail happy.
The 3 litre definitely was but the 2.8i was completely different. Ford Special Engineering transformed the car with lower, stiffened suspension and fatter tyres and it was a dream to drive.

Still my favourite car as I have not had the Roc long enough to compare.

Dave
 

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DJW said:
Chalkie said:
The original Capri was a nice car but very tail happy.
The 3 litre definitely was but the 2.8i was completely different. Ford Special Engineering transformed the car with lower, stiffened suspension and fatter tyres and it was a dream to drive.

Still my favourite car as I have not had the Roc long enough to compare.

Dave
My mate had a 3.0 litre S when we were in our late teens, it had a huge amount of speakers and amps and was lowered onto huge rims, had a quality repsray in a rich white and was simply badged as 'the meat'. Sounds ridiculous now but was one of the coolest cars around my way in 1987/8
 

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Le_Savage said:
DJW said:
Chalkie said:
The original Capri was a nice car but very tail happy.
The 3 litre definitely was but the 2.8i was completely different. Ford Special Engineering transformed the car with lower, stiffened suspension and fatter tyres and it was a dream to drive.

Still my favourite car as I have not had the Roc long enough to compare.

Dave
My mate had a 3.0 litre S when we were in our late teens, it had a huge amount of speakers and amps and was lowered onto huge rims, had a quality repsray in a rich white and was simply badged as 'the meat'. Sounds ridiculous now but was one of the coolest cars around my way in 1987/8
hmmmmmm scratches head, meat butter all we need now is bread and we have a sarnie
 

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The original Capri was a nice car but very tail happy.

The 3 litre definitely was but the 2.8i was completely different. Ford Special Engineering transformed the car with lower, stiffened suspension and fatter tyres and it was a dream to drive.

Still my favourite car as I have not had the Roc long enough to compare.

Dave

My mate had a 3.0 litre S when we were in our late teens, it had a huge amount of speakers and amps and was lowered onto huge rims, had a quality repsray in a rich white and was simply badged as 'the meat'. Sounds ridiculous now but was one of the coolest cars around my way in 1987/8

hmmmmmm scratches head, meat butter all we need now is bread and we have a sarnie
Closest I can get off the top of my head is a panini zonda... poor i know!!
 

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CAPRI LAUNCH NOW CONFIRMED............




The Capri is back â€" as a hatch! These are the best pictures yet of the compact family car that looks set to be the must-have model of 2010 â€" it’s a new three- door version of the Ford Focus.

Just as Volkswagen has done with the stunning Scirocco, Ford is seeking to reinvent one of its most famous sports cars. And it’s this dramatic evolution of the next Focus that will do it.

Boasting a stylish but practical body, it will target the Scirocco and the Renault Mégane Coupé, providing a glamorous sister car to the standard five-door hatch â€" revealed in Issue 1,057. Appealing to young, style-conscious buyers, the new Coupé should be a big hit.

As you can see from our exclusive pictures, it takes some inspiration from the Iosis Max concept, revealed at March’s Geneva Motor Show.

That car debuted the new family ‘face’ of not only the new Focus, but the next-generation C-MAX, too. However, the three-door model evolves this with sleeker, sportier LED headlights and a deeper, more aggressive set of lower air intakes.

The key design cues, though, are the rakish windscreen, low roofline and high waistline, which meet to give a heavily chopped appearance at the back. It’s reminiscent of the Scirocco, but is arguably more daring and head-turning. A neat diffuser-style lower bumper, roof spoiler and gorgeous LED tail-lights complete the rear. Add in short overhangs and large alloy wheels, and the model looks every inch the
chic compact sports car.

And because that roofline doesn’t slope down too steeply, the Coupé will be practical, too, with plenty of headroom for rear passengers and a decent sized boot. Options such as a panoramic glass roof, to further increase the feeling of light and space inside, are anticipated.

In the front, a similar cabin to the five-door is expected, with a new centre console offering an improved version of Ford’s Human Machine Interface system. The finish will have a premium feel, with options including a reversing camera.

To match its storming looks, the car will be fitted with a class-leading chassis. And this promises even more agility and grip than the five-door, without sacrificing ride comfort or refinement.

There’ll be even more reason to smile when buyers see the engine range. New turbocharged EcoBoost powerplants will be available, with most cars getting a 1.6-litre petrol, producing 148bhp or 178bhp.

A new 1.6 TDCi diesel will also debut, giving up to 128bhp, alongside a flagship 2.0-litre with 168bhp or 197bhp. All these units will combine pace with superb fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. And helping the Focus Coupé to be even more efficient will be the option of a Powershift twin-clutch gearbox. This will be offered in addition to a standard-fit manual transmission. Stop-start technology is also expected to be rolled out across the line-up.

Of course, there will be a high-performance range-topper, but it’s unlikely to be powered by the much-loved 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine from the Focus ST and RS. This is deemed too thirsty, and will be replaced by a 2.0-litre, 200bhp EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo.

The new Focus range debuts alongside the C-MAX MPV at a major motor show next year.
 
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