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Ford Probe III Concept

Ford Probe III Idea

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Ford Probe III Idea

First Proven: 1981 Frankfurt Auto Present

Description: Experimental aerodynamic sedan

The Pitch: “A futuristic research in aerodynamics”

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Ford Probe III

Ford Probe III


First seen on the 1981 Frankfurt Auto Present, the Ford Probe III Idea was each an experimental aerodynamic train, and a harbinger of Fords to come back. The midsize sedan featured modern, rounded styling, and quite a lot of aero aids which contributed to the idea’s remarkably low coefficient of drag. Notably aero parts included a easy stomach pan, body-flush doorways, rear fender skirts, and punctiliously tweaked exterior mirrors.

The 4-door Probe III carefully predicted the look of the new-for-1982 Ford Sierra sporty coupe. The Sierra, that includes the Probe III’s “twin deck” rear spoiler, could be marketed within the U.S. by way of Mercury sellers because the Merkur XR4Ti.

Reported as .22 and .24 by Ford, the Probe III’s coefficient of drag was significantly decrease than the all-new 1984 Chevrolet Corvette’s .34 ranking. Per Ford, the Probe III’s aerodynamic design alone would enhance gas economic system by 27 % in comparison with the common European automotive on the street on the time.

Forgotten Idea: Mercury XM

Ford Probe IIICG Says:

I really like forgotten idea vehicles that, when checked out carefully, evokes photographs of autos that did see manufacturing. Within the case of the Probe III, we see not solely the arguably good-looking Euro-market Sierra, but additionally the game-changing 1986 Ford Taurus.

As evidenced by the journal advert seen under, Ford was eager for Individuals to embrace its aerodynamic triumphs together with the Europeans. Given how effectively the Taurus would go on to promote, appears that American shoppers appreciated the trouble.

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Ford Probe III

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Evaluation Flashback! 1986 Merkur XR4Ti

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