Detroit, Michigan – At the introduction of the Ford 427 concept, Ford indicated that it may a possible design direction for a future lineup of Ford cars.
“The 427 concept is unmistakably Ford and 100 percent American. It demonstrates that a sedan from a U.S. manufacturer can once again be exciting, sexy, sophisticated and powerful,” said J Mays, Ford Motor Company vice president, Design.
To create the 427 concept, Ford designers went back to the Ford sedans that defined American luxury and performance in the 1960s. The front fascia is vertical and linear with a powerful, thick bent bar grille that was inspired by the mid-sixties Galaxie lineup. The front headlamps and rear taillamps are vertical, drawing from the same era but adding modern rounded square cues. The 427’s interior features black leather with corn meal white stitching, billet aluminum trim, and chrome. The center console runs the entire length of the interior creating the sensation that its four-passenger bucket seats form individual roomy fighter jet cockpits.
Under the hood, a 427 cubic inch V10 engine produces 590 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 509 foot-pounds of torque at 5500 rpm. The engine is almost 70 pounds lighter than the 5.4-litre 32-valve Cobra R engine from the Ford Mustang.