Started by IansSaph, May 06, 2008, 12:48:35 PM
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Quote from: MartyI must admit that looks horrid
Quote from: ChrisAnd being Focus based, it's going to be front wheel drive...... Why not take a cue from Ford US who redesigned the Mustang and come out with a modern looking version of the original.Chris
Quote from: capri v8 driverwhere are the puke smiles?????Ford, this is not what a real capri enthusiast want's. it does not even come close to a real capri!!!! Ford, the first thing you should do is take the designer's, witch "designed" this piece off crapp, and give them a shot in head. after that the people witch approved this rubbish, shot them to, and than start over, and start to design and build a real RWD sports car. is it really that difficult to build a proper capri whit RWD and a decent engine???? where is that sporting heritage, you are so proud off??? i can tell you, its gone, long gone. its only to people like us, RWD and old skool fanatics, that a bid off that heritage is still there. capri, they car you always promised yourself..... whit this piece off scrap, i rather buy a bmw.greetz paul.capri v8 driver.
Quote from: fluffTHAT IS PANTS!!!!!!how can the capri be reborn like that - the capri was exciting and had a real personality it was different and now they make it like A POXY FOCUS in a PARTY DRESS!!!!the legend lives - it should be left that way ( rant over ) ps SI - richard hammond - you are a name dropper arent you - cant help but notice you dont go on about the fact your new racing seat for the track slag are simply cast offs from the Stephen Hawkins racing chair
Quote from: fluffYeah love it -it saves me having to rip them
QuoteI agree whole heartedly that lots of power and RWD is... fun but 99.9% of car buyers don't drive their new 30,000 Euro car sideways with the tyres smoking - or if they do they end up with an ASBO. If the new Capri concept were rear wheel drive, it would never become a possibility. It would either cost too much people would not buy it, or be sold at a loss to make it affordable - in these tough times in the auto industry that ain't gonna happen! Don't forget though - the C1 platform is AWD capable (Volvo and Ford both use this in AWD already) and a RWD bias AWD is still possible using a centre diff or clever electronics with the traction control.
QuoteRetro remakes always cause a stir, if they had called it the new Cougar or something new entirly i believe your reactions to it would of been different.
QuoteI doubt the hard core Mk1 Golf boys get p@ssed off a new model is introduced, it is just engineering evolution and what suits the current market.
Quote from: JFB TechAlso remember that the Sierra was originally designed to be FWD but cost/time constraints meant it was completed with most of the drivetrain from the Cortina with just the De Dion rear axle as a departure.
QuoteDon't forget, our Capri was simply a Cortina with a sexy new body style, all the mechanicals were Cortina,
Quote from: capri v8 driverhello Simon.i never said the capri should have a solid axle car with leaf springs, what i did say is that a capri should be RDW. Ford can always use the platfrom and the supension from a jag, they are RWD. whit this, you could use almost every v6,v8,v10 and v12 Ford ever designed. so building a capri whit RDW should not be a problem. if Ford wants t build a cheap RWD car, they can use the platform off a mazda mx 5 or even beter, the rx 8.as for your statement that no one would buy it, did you looked at bmw lately? at the 1 and 3 serie's? they outsell the mondeo at this moment on the lease marked. i have driven the 1 serie's whit the 6 cilinder and RDW, and in term off driving it, i loved it. there is no european ford at this moment that can match it in the fun department.now Ford has the chance to build a real driver's car, make it RWD, give it power, and it will sell.greetz paul.capri v8 driver.
Quote from: spannerChill people and move with the times, RWD is old hat!
QuoteHi Paul.Ford doesn't have a suitable European or Japanese RWD platform for a decent sized North-South engine installation. Have you seen how physically small the Renesis rotary engine is? The MX-5 platform would be totally wrong given that it is designed as a 2 seater. The hardpoints wouldn't package.
Quoteand i know from the u.s mazda forum's they have done a v8 conversion on a rx8.
Quotein the hands off a good driver, the RWD car will be faster than a FWD. this is proven fact. now comes the down site, most people don't know how to handle a RWD car whit some power and they crash.
Quotemaybe you should take a look at a bmw/mercedes and audi dealer, and look what they trade in there.
Quotelike i said before: most people don't know how to handle a RWD car whit some power and they crash.
Quotei live in a nice pub neighbourhood, maybe you want to drop by on a friday or saterday night and look how many golfs, vauxhull and other fwd car dont make it true the corners.
Quoteit was also the only FWD car that ever won the monte carlo rally, you dont tell the hole story here. alote off car's did not made it to the finish.
Quotenope, your are right, i drove the ST at zolder belguim, and it drove perfect, very good handeling, the only thing that pissed me off was that bmw 3 serie's, that was faster than me in every corner.
Quotebut if you read my comments, i was not talking about handeling, but about something completly different. maybe you missed that. the same way the designer's missed the essence off building a capri.greetz paul.capri v8 driver.
QuoteQuotenope, your are right, i drove the ST at zolder belguim, and it drove perfect, very good handeling, the only thing that pissed me off was that bmw 3 serie's, that was faster than me in every corner.maybe he was just a better driver?
QuotePaul - people never bought a Capri for how it drove or handled. Lets face it they were uncomfortable to drive - low H point on the seat meant after a 10 mile drive you needed a chiropractor. People bought a Capri for how it looked.
Quote from: Simon 3 doorPaul - people never bought a Capri for how it drove or handled. Lets face it they were uncomfortable to drive - low H point on the seat meant after a 10 mile drive you needed a chiropractor.
Quote from: ChrisSomething like 36/44 F/R sounds like a great combo...
Quote from: SeanThis is bollocks, the recaro seated ones were fantastically comfortable in both the front and the back, more so than full leather sapph cos interior in my 4be.Sounds like it would be about 20% down on power from a 46/54 split.....