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Ford Interceptor

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Ford Interceptor
Ford
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Inroduction 2006
Class Mid-size sports sedan
Body Style 4-door sedan
Length 201.6 in
Width 76.4 in.
Height 54.8 in.
Wheelbase 120.8 in
Weight
Transmission six-speed manual
Engine 5.0L Cammer V8
Power 400 hp
Similar Ford Mustang
lincoln MKR
Designer Peter Horbury
Andres Nillson

The Ford Interceptor is a new concept car which debuts at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The Interceptor is a retro-styled sedan that reflects a modern interpretation of the classic sporty American muscle cars from the 1960s, like the Ford Galaxie. Ford officially introduced the Interceptor Concept in a company press release dated 31 December 2006. Ford describes the Interceptor design styling as being influenced "...much like a Marine in dress uniform. He looks smart and elegant but you can see the raw power that lies beneath." [1]

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Powerplant

The Interceptor Concept uses a Ford Racing 5.0-liter Cammer engine producing 400 horsepower, with the capability of running on E-85 ethanol. It includes a manual six-speed transmission. The 5.0-liter Cammer engine is an upgraded variant of the 4.6-liter modular engine currently powering the Mustang GT.

Exterior

The car includes a powered clamshell “shaker” hood, which covers the engine. The midsize sedan is based on a stretched version of the rear wheel drive Mustang's Ford D2C platform, featuring a solid rear axle. The body is proportioned with short front overhang and a long rear overhang, and features a low roofline and a high beltline, when compared to other Ford sedans like the Ford Five Hundred, with a wedged profile. The Interceptor Concept continues with the current Ford horizontal three-bar grille design introduced on the Ford Fusion and Ford Edge.

Interior

The Interceptor incorporates a four-point “belt and suspenders” harness seat belt design in the front and rear seats, with inflatable safety belts for rear seat passengers. The four-point belt represents a possible next-generation safety belt system that is designed to be more comfortable and easier to use than traditional three-point belts. The dash, headliner, steering wheel, and four low-back bucket seats are wrapped in leather. There are retractable headrests that deploy from the roof, adjusting fore and aft as well as up and down for each occupant. The audio control panel and climate controls are stowable, and a gated six-speed shifter in the center console.

Specifications

  • Powertrain: 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 / 400 hp / flexible fuel
  • Transmission: Manual six-speed gearbox
  • Chassis Dimensions:
    • Overall length: 201.6 in.
    • Wheelbase: 120.8 in.
    • Overall width: 76.4 in.
    • Overall height at curb: 54.8 in.
    • Front track width: 66.5 in.
    • Rear track width: 67.8 in.
  • Interior
    • Front Headroom: 37.5 in.
    • Rear Headroom: 35.9 in.
    • Front Legroom: 42.3 in.
    • Rear Legroom: 35.6 in.

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