Ford never intended to build the Interceptor

On of our favorite concept over the past year has been the Ford Interceptor that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January. But like us right now, Ford CEO, Alan Mulally was disappointed to learn that the company never intended on building the beautiful large sedan. Honestly, we think Ford never intends on doing anything that may actually increase sales.

Freeman Thomas, Ford’s director of strategic design, is out to create another hit; but it definitely won’t be the Ford Interceptor. Thomas said he would rather work on vehicles that are actually destined for sheet metal. To Thomas, the Ford Interceptor is all about image.

So even though our favorite concept car won’t see the light of day, it will serve as a platform for several design cues that Thomas says will be incorporated into future Ford products. 

The Ford Interceptor is a Mustang-based concept that has a “Built Ford Tough” attitude and is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 Cammer engine that produces 400 horsepower and runs on E85 ethanol.

Check out what we thought Ford should to with the car in our 3 Cars that could save the Big 3 article.


Ford Interceptor Concept at the 2007 NYIAS Gallery:



Source: The Detroit News

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