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The legend is back?

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The legend is back?

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Postby swill453 » July 10th, 2024, 12:26 pm

The new Ford Capri is to be announced today - an EV possibly looking like this:

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https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/spy-shots/ford/capri/

What's next? Anglia, anyone?

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby DrFfybes » July 10th, 2024, 1:14 pm

Oh yes, I see the link.

From the sleek flowing lines to the classic 2 door coupe layoout.

Come on Ford, surely VAG can't have trademarked all the good (or even pronouncable) car names?

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby servodude » July 10th, 2024, 1:22 pm

swill453 wrote:The new Ford Capri is to be announced today - an EV possibly looking like this:

What's next? Anglia, anyone?

Scott.


I think the Capri there looks like a waste of the name - the could have done sometime reminiscent (like the mini, or beetle revivals)

I actually think the Anglia is a bit too striking for today's market...
...but something like an electric Allegro or Princess given a facelift could work?
When I look at things like the Rivian R3 I think of an updated/taller Lancia Delta

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby servodude » July 10th, 2024, 1:26 pm

DrFfybes wrote:Oh yes, I see the link.

From the sleek flowing lines to the classic 2 door coupe layoout.

Come on Ford, surely VAG can't have trademarked all the good (or even pronouncable) car names?


TBF there have been some horrendous Capris around the globe already in Ford history ... yes I'm looking at you SA30 (it was like an X1/9 without the charm!)

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby bungeejumper » July 10th, 2024, 3:20 pm

Looks to me like it doesn't know what it wants to be. Front off a Golf, back off a SEAT, or maybe a Dacia. The look might grow on me, but so far I doubt it. Would be a pig to reverse park. :)

And another thing. Could they please stop letting the chief exec's kids design the wheels?

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/first- ... ectric-suv

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby BigB » July 10th, 2024, 3:56 pm

Looks like a Polestar to my eye.

What's stopping them doing a Model E, only in available in black?

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby bungeejumper » July 11th, 2024, 9:48 am

BigB wrote:Looks like a Polestar to my eye.


Some fun reviews at Pistonheads (https://www.pistonheads.com/news/electr ... apri/48731 ), many of which make the same point. (Remind me, Polestar is a Chinese Volvo/Geely, no?) But the choice of heritage name is getting absolutely pilloried. "Coming soon, the 2028 Model T" :lol:

One thing that does emerge from this review is that the yellow peril is 2,063mm wide to the tips of its door mirrors. Which is damn nearly seven feet, plus whatever additional clearance a driver needs to keep his paintwork intact. Might be standard for small SUVs these days (I really wouldn't know), but it ain't going to fit between a lot of garage doorways. Not in this country. :|

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby BigB » July 12th, 2024, 11:26 am

bungeejumper wrote:
BigB wrote:Looks like a Polestar to my eye.


Some fun reviews at Pistonheads (https://www.pistonheads.com/news/electr ... apri/48731 ), many of which make the same point. (Remind me, Polestar is a Chinese Volvo/Geely, no?) But the choice of heritage name is getting absolutely pilloried. "Coming soon, the 2028 Model T" :lol:

One thing that does emerge from this review is that the yellow peril is 2,063mm wide to the tips of its door mirrors. Which is damn nearly seven feet, plus whatever additional clearance a driver needs to keep his paintwork intact. Might be standard for small SUVs these days (I really wouldn't know), but it ain't going to fit between a lot of garage doorways. Not in this country. :|

BJ


Yes Polestar is Volvo linked (never checked but I presumed under Geely ), but I believe that Polestar has become independent from Volvo in the last year or so in terms of group funding and marketing - unsure about the impact on shared development and technology.

In that field I'd have looked closely at Polestar 2, but also a Volvo EX30, as reasonably priced (?!) EVs from premium makers.

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby Oggy » July 16th, 2024, 7:31 pm

My first car was a Capri 2.0S. Utterly brilliant car. Easy maintenance, pretty quick, and went round corners after coil overs were fitted at the rear. Aesthetically, everyone knew it was a Capri at 100 paces, lovely long bonnet, RWD, twin headlamps, low slung, 2 door coupe. The obscenity in the picture looks like every other medium sized SUV slab sided brick, but with the added delight of deeply foul wheels and 4 doors FFS!. An insult to the name.

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby 88V8 » July 16th, 2024, 8:04 pm

The Consul Capri first appeared in 1962.
My father wanted one, but my mother insisted on the rather weird looking Classic.

At least they were distinctive, unlike this latest iteration.

V8

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Re: The legend is back?

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Postby MuddyBoots » July 16th, 2024, 9:00 pm

Ahh, so that's why they're stopping production of the Ford Focus. It's getting a makeover and rebranded as the Capri.


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