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    Early skinny on Ford's Interceptor concept


    When rumors began swirling that Ford had begun development of a four-door Mustang, the automaker immediately jumped up and down and said it was not going there, ever. Mustang would remain a 2+2 coupe, now and forever, was the response from Dearborn.

    But that hasn't stopped Ford from using a stretched Mustang chassis as the basis for its new four-door Interceptor concept for the Detroit show.

    Underneath the Interceptor's clamshell "shaker" hood rests a 400 horsepower, 5.0-liter Ford Racing V-8 Cammer engine, running on E-85 ethanol - an upgraded version of the 4.6-liter V-8 in the production Mustang GT. Like the Mustang, the Interceptor Concept is rear-wheel drive and uses a six-speed gearbox.

    "The Ford Interceptor concept has the soul of Mustang but combines 'Built Ford Tough' attitude with the sporty elegance of '60s Ford sedans," said Ford's Peter Horbury, executive director, Design, The Americas, in a recent press release. "This concept celebrates the best of American muscle." Oh, it's only the soul of the Mustang, guess that clears that up.

    Design elements include a three-bar front grille, flush mounted door handles, a minimalistic interior with opposing speedometer and tachometer needles, and what Ford calls a "squircle" (professionally square circles) theme for both interior and exterior. Hidden audio and climate controls are incorporated inside the Interceptor along with headrests mounted on the roof rather than the seat.

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    Re: Early skinny on Ford's Interceptor concept

    If Ford would have built one 10 years ago, I may have bought one.

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