FORD is supposed to bring back the Capri – but it’s not the only carmaker to have reissued a classic car.
The legendary Ford Capri brand is reintroduced for the first time in forty years with battery power and a complete makeover.
Dubbed the “worker’s Porsche” for its style and affordability, the facelifted classic from the 1970s and 1980s could go on sale next year.
The EV version is expected to cost around £40,000 and will cover up to 310 miles on a full charge.
We’ve rounded up other modern takes on classic car names below…
The new 300hp Capri has rear-wheel drive and four headlights as a nod to the original version.
It will have a 15-inch upright touchscreen, cell phone charging and massage seats.
Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender was certainly a rugged old thing, but time caught up with the old workhouse in 2016.
However, a completely new version was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019.
The Defender P525 model is certainly a fast runner that can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.
Ford Mustang vs. Ford Mustang Mach-e
The Ford Mustang has been in production since 1964 and sold more than 400,000 units in its first year.
The new Ford Mustang is expected in the UK in late 2023 – available in either a coupe or convertible.
The top speed is electronically limited to 260 km/h. However, fuel economy is less than excellent at a combined figure of 17mpg.
The Ford Bronco was manufactured at the company’s Michigan Truck Plant from 1965 to 1996.
Ford has announced that the reborn off-roader will be available in “strictly limited numbers” in select European countries, including Germany and France, from late 2023.
The 2023 Ford Bronco comes standard with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, with the option to later upgrade to a 2.7-liter V6.
A 10-speed automatic box is standard, with the option of a seven-speed manual.
Alfa Romeo Giulia
The original Giulia was produced by Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo in the ’60s and ’70s. It offered decent acceleration and fun handling.
The latest, more up-to-date model was launched in June 2015 and looks like a real Alfa Romeo in every way.
The Quadrifoglio Performance model delivers 503 hp from its sizzling 2.9 liter V6 twin-turbo engine and has a top speed of 240 km/h.
https://www.the-sun.com/motors/7729990/the-iconic-capri-is-back-check-out-fords/ The iconic Capri is back – check out Ford’s latest electric car and other modern takes on classic car names