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http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/09/more-rwd-vehicles-coming-from-ford-lincoln/

Like General Motors, Ford may be shifting its powertrain development away from V8 engines for its passenger cars in favor of its EcoBoost powertrains that use turbocharging and direct injection to make up for a lack of displacement. Also like GM, that doesn't mean the Blue Oval will be abandoning big, rear-wheel-drive vehicles in the future. Automotive News reports that execs from Ford have confirmed that the automaker is developing a new rear-wheel-drive architecture. Details are scarce, but Ford leaders, including group vice president of global manufacturing Joe Hinrichs, said that even if the company decides to use a new rear-wheel-drive architecture being developed in Australia, that doesn't mean production of the platform for export to global markets including the U.S. would necessarily be sourced in Oz. This is where Ford parts ways with GM, which is sourcing production for its rear-wheel-drive Zeta platform used in such vehicles as the 2008 Pontiac G8 and 2009 Chevy Camaro in Australia.

As for what rear-wheel-drive vehicles we can expect from Ford in the future, your guess is as good as ours. It gives us hope that a right-wheel-driven production sedan based on the Ford Interceptor concept (shown above) is still being considered, which is something you would already know if you've seen the movie I Am Legend.
 

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That is really cool that they decided to go along with it after the CAFE anouncement.
 

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They will call the 4 door version something else beside Mustang.
 

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Believe it or not, when Ford was coming out with the "fox body" Mustang in 1979, there were some renderings of a 4 door Mustang. I saw them in Musclecar Enthusiast Magazine a few months back. I thought it was one of the more assinine things I had ever seen. Of course, what Mopar fan would have guessed Dodge would build a 4 door CHARGER?:screwy:
 

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I would like to see the big 3 all build cars with very distinct looks and not he cookie cutter cars of the last few years.
 

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I have to say, Im usuallywith most of you guys on things like this, but I think the Interceptor look fugly. It looks like a Fusion and 98 Chevy Silverado had a bastard child.

Im hoping to see the next gen Falcon make it to the states as the V8 RWD replacement and for them to (using a page to be learned from the camaro) use the platform to make the next mustang because it needs an IRS and some other modern (also common) technologies that were left out. Hell if they used a Falcon again, its would be like starting over again because thats how the original Mustang came about....the Falcon. Hell, in the early stages it was going to be called a Ford Falcon Special.
 

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I have to say, Im usuallywith most of you guys on things like this, but I think the Interceptor look fugly. It looks like a Fusion and 98 Chevy Silverado had a bastard child.

Im hoping to see the next gen Falcon make it to the states as the V8 RWD replacement and for them to (using a page to be learned from the camaro) use the platform to make the next mustang because it needs an IRS and some other modern (also common) technologies that were left out. Hell if they used a Falcon again, its would be like starting over again because thats how the original Mustang came about....the Falcon. Hell, in the early stages it was going to be called a Ford Falcon Special.
Hell, the original mustangs were named after the P-51 Mustang. But Ford thought the youth wouldn't want to buy a vehicle named after a killing machine. :D



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Nice. Hopefully they will go through with it. I'm kind of with Jinxy on this though, I like the interceptor side profile but thats it, the front is jacked all up. Would be cool to see a new line of V8 RWD vehicles for sure.
 

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Believe it or not, when Ford was coming out with the "fox body" Mustang in 1979, there were some renderings of a 4 door Mustang. I saw them in Musclecar Enthusiast Magazine a few months back. I thought it was one of the more assinine things I had ever seen. Of course, what Mopar fan would have guessed Dodge would build a 4 door CHARGER?:screwy:

They did make a 4 door Mustang in the 80's

short notice so sorry for the pics..
http://www.darkfiber.com/ltd/index.html

But this car is basically a 4 door mustang..they had everything the Mustang had interior wise and engine wise and in some cases front ends were almost identical..but it was called LTD..:)
 
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