By on June 20, 2008

ford_new_capri_ttac_01_02.jpgFoMoCo made use of the "Capri" appellative a lot in the past on a diverse collection of vehicles: the UK Consul Capri of the ‘60s, the Australian convertible of the early ‘90s and a whole bunch of Lincolns and Mercurys all shared that name. But, you don't really remember all of those, do you? And that's because the Capri that sticks in our minds is the coupe produced by Ford Europe between 1969 and 1986. The European equivalent of the pony-car was affordable, smart, sexy, and popular even in the US. Long story short, Ford wants the same level of the success all again and plans to bring back the Capri in 2012. While the idea is not exactly new, it seems that this time it's actually going to happen. Expected to follow Ford's new design language, the little coupe will get some genes from the Iosis concept. Finishing touches like the metal-grid side vents should produce the required amounts of flashbacks for the nostalgic.

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9 Comments on “TTAC Photochop: New Ford Capri...”


  • avatar
    gcorley

    What’s in a name?
    Ford has tried to resurrect a mid-size coupe several times since the demise of the European Capri of the 70s & 80s.
    They have failed each time. The Ford Probe & Ford (Mercury) Cougar MY99 were both commercial failures (in both North America & Europe).

  • avatar
    Landcrusher

    Are those shoulders borrowed from Volvo?

  • avatar
    Justin Berkowitz

    This looks great, and we all want it. But I think a FWD Puma redux would be a better product plan for them.

  • avatar
    BostonTeaParty

    Think i prefered the original concept. http://www.conceptcar.co.uk/news/articles/newsarticle14.php

  • avatar
    quasimondo

    I always thought those older Capris were cool cars. The Mustang-cloned Mercury ones were cool too, in that bubble hatchback sort of way.

  • avatar
    KeithBates

    I own two ’73 and two ’76 Capris, My favorite one
    is the V8 ’73, it does everything very well…

    KB

  • avatar
    ZoomZoom

    quasimondo :

    I always thought those older Capris were cool cars. The Mustang-cloned Mercury ones were cool too, in that bubble hatchback sort of way.

    My brother had one of those. It was a nice little car. The dashboard was all orange/red at night.

  • avatar
    TaxedAndConfused

    The Capri was ace, I have a friend with a Mk3 Laser whih is ace – only 2 litres of pure Pinto power but retro cool.

    Ford of Europe is too busy recreating the hits of the 80s with the Focus/Fiesta (aka Fester) ST – new versions of the old RS Escort – to be bothered recreating the 70s surely. Especially now nobody has enough cash.

    Bring back the Puma before this.

  • avatar
    guyincognito

    @ Justin Berkowitz:

    Amen! The Puma was awesome!

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