litre V8 (E85 fueled)
The Ford Interceptor concept which went on show at the
2007 Detroit Auto Show is a four door luxury sedan built
on a stretched Ford
Mustang platform, and powered by an E85 ethanol fueled
5.0 litre V8 driving 400 horsepower to the rear wheels
via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The styling of the Ford Interceptor concept borrows design
cues from some previous Ford concepts, especially trucks.
Although the overall shape is rather different from some
of the latest car designs like the Ford
Iosis and Ford
"This concept celebrates the best of American muscle.
And if it looks familiar, it should. That's because we've
translated the design language of last year's F-250
Super Chief pickup concept onto a car." said
Peter Horbury, executive director, Design, The Americas.
The bold three bar grille of the Ford Interceptor concept
is possibly the most easily identifiable element taken
from the Super Chief concept.
Inside the Ford Interceptor concept low-back seats, finished
in thick black leather with exposed-edge seams and contrasting
stitching, modernize muscle car seats through their design
– along with clever touches, including headrests that
deploy from the roof. The Interceptor concept's minimalist
interior is sleek, focusing the driver's attention on
the speedometer and tachometer, whose needles start at
center and move opposite each other.
The audio control panel and climate controls are hidden
– but deployable. And the gated six-speed shifter is left
For safety, the Ford Interceptor concept incorporates
Ford's patented four-point "belt and suspenders" safety
belt design in all four seats. This showcases a possible
next-generation safety belt that is more comfortable and
easier to use than traditional three-point belts. Additionally,
inflatable belts have been included in the rear seat of
the Interceptor concept.
The Ford Interceptor concept's 5.0-liter V-8 Cammer engine
is an upgraded variant of the 4.6-liter engine under the
hood of the current production Mustang GT. The Cammer
modular engine has powered Ford Racing's FR500C race car
to the top of the Grand Am Cup's GS class, achieving 5
victories on its way to the Drivers, Manufacturers and
Team Championships in its first season of competition.
The Ford Interceptor concept shows new Mustang-inspired
design possibilities – complete with two more doors and
a "Built Ford Tough" design attitude.
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Ford GTX1 Roadster