Monday, January 01, 2007

Interceptor Concept???

I guess I have been out of touch, for this is the first I've heard of the Interceptor Concept from Ford. And from what I've seen and read at AutoBlog, I like it. A rear wheel drive sedan, based on Mustang Mechanicals, but not a Mustang, smart move. I wonder if the Interceptor name was inspired by Mad Max?? Well it sits well with me just the same.
A rear wheel drive sedan isn't a new idea at Ford, as you can see with the 427 concept from a few years ago. The styling of this concept heavily influenced the new Fusion and it's 3 bar grill will be seen across the Ford line of vehicles.
While I would have prefered the Iosis Concpet sit attop the Mustang's chassis, the new Interceptor isn't ugly. Maybe we'll see some Iosis DNA in some other FoMoCo offering?
The Mustang's chassis is a great foundation for the new sedan, that is if it comes with the IRS that the Mustang didn't! If Ford fails to do that, the new model will be doomed. While it can be argued that the Mustang could do without for reasons of price point and durability, a proper sedan model can't be missing the IRS.
And why should it? Ford has the Control Blade IRS System from the Aussie Falcon. A proven tough and successful system.
I can't tell you how thrilled I am that it's not a four door Mustang! As I said in an earlier post, that's just stupid!

Click the link in the title to read AutoBlog's article and see more pictures.

It's nice to have something to dream about again.


Anonymous said...

It's a great looking car , Love the new 5.0 motor. sounds like they have great competitor for the 300/charger. Maybe a Ford is in my future.


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