The Ford 427 concept was revealed at the 2003 Detroit
Motor Show. The 427 concept was about one thing. Horsepower.
The styling was simple, bordering on bland. Yet it still
managed to be aggressive and somewhat appealing.
The Ford 427 concept was originally designed as an "all-American
sedan" and was intended as a show piece for a possible
future lineup of Ford models.
The design of the 427 was inspired by heavy, slab-sided
Ford sedans from the 1960s, and the cool, slick, laid-back
image they projected. J Mays, Ford's vice president of
design said of the 427 concept, "Its the kind
of car that, when you drive it, makes you look like youre
doing something wrong."
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Ford 427 concept
is under the hood. Here lies a 7.0 litre V10 based on
Fords modular V8 engine. This unique engine developed
590 horsepower @ 6500 rpm and 509 lb/ft of torque @ 5500
rpm thanks to several performance parts. These included
lightweight forged aluminum pistons with a very short
compression height, an aluminum cylinder head derived
from the SVT
Cobra R Mustang, billet H-beam connecting rods, and
lightweight hollow stem valves.
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