• Mar 24th 2008 at 1:57PM
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Well look at that, the quarter panel vent from the new Focus can look good! No need to complain yet that this is but another Ford we'll never see, as it may not happen on any continent. Auto Bild has gone to press with shots of a new Mercury Capri concept that is rumored to be the work of an extremely skilled PhotoChopper. We're also unsure if the details they cite about the car being a sub-3,000 pound 2+2 with 140-250 horsepower and a production date of 2012 are fanciful or rooted in truth, but none of that matters. This thing is off the hook to our puppy-dog enthusiastic eyes. Mercury has nothing badass in its lineup, and while it'd be weird to be proffering this car with KISS makeup next to an entire lineup of handsomized Fords, we think it might be a way for Ford to reel in some new blood to the brand. Just don't call it Cougar. Cougars drive Mercurys - though probably while smoking Capris. Call it whatever, just put it on sale.
[Source: carspyshots.net]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I always thought the Capri was a great name and a great car, especially the 70's versions.

      I'd drive that. It definitely doesn't look like much of anything else on the road. RWD would be sweet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm all for more sporting cars and less SUVs, etc. BUt I hope I don't offend anyone by hoping that this is simply a figment of someone's imagination. The front looks, to me, like a cross between Catwoman and a large mouth bass. It's not for me. Sorry.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Only if it's rwd.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jill Wagner would look pretty good with this car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now all we need is a remake of the show MI-5
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bring back the Cougar. I actually thought it could have gotten popular in a 2nd gen after the redesign...but they just let it die.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My dad had a dark green (almost British Racing Green)1974 Capri and it's the car I learned to drive in. It was a fun car to drive and the girls in high school thought it was hot too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        A '70's Capri was the first car I ever drove too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes - anything to breath some life into Mercury. Please don't let my favorite marque die a slow death.

      How about a retro Cougar on the Mustange platform? Through in a kick ass Maurader RWD. A Merc version of the Edge and Flex is a no-brainer. Sell the Verve as an up-scale Merc.

      Just give us some product.
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