Thursday, May 28, 2009

Resurecting the Capri in UK? Focus based Scirocco fighter, bet we won't see this.

Autoblog has a quick piece on the possible resurection of the Ford Capri (linked in title) and they referrence a UK publication Auto Express.  It's been over 20 years since the Capri was on the market, but it's not a tainted nameplate, the Capri was a European interpretation of the Pony car. But the new one won't be a pony car, or rear wheel drive.
Speculation is that it will be based on the next generation Focus.  With either of two EcoBoost Fours, 1.6 or 2.0 liters.  Well, if you needed to base it on any platform, you could do much worse than the Euro Focus.  It looks like FoMoCo has another revived classic in their sites.
They're gunning for the Not for US VW Scirocco. Based on the already proven VW Golf GTI.
And while I'd usually gripe that we're not getting this, I'll pass on the premium price of either as long as we can get a perfomance version of the already hot hatches they're based on. 

All this talk of cool little Ford couples has me jonesing for my Reflex fix! 

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