Ford Capri

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The Ford Capri is a fastback coupé built by Ford of Europe, designed by Philip T. Clark, who was also involved in the design of the Ford Mustang. It used the mechanical components from the Mk2 Ford Cortina and was intended as the European equivalent of the Ford Mustang. The Capri went on to be highly successful for Ford, selling nearly 1.9 million units in its lifetime. A wide variety of engines were used in the car throughout its production lifespan, which included the Essex and Cologne V6 at the top of the range, while the Kent straight-four and Taunus V4 engines were used in lower-specification models.

A Group 5 version of the Capri Mk III was built by Zakspeed to compete in the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft motor racing series. Klaus Ludwig subsequently won the 1981 title. The car retained very little of the Capri. Only the roof, pillars and parts of the rear end remained. The body mainly consisted of aluminium profiles and 80 metres of aluminium tubing.[98] The turbocharged Cosworth engine puts out approximately 530 PS (390 kW) at 9200 rpm with 1.4 bar charge; 1.6 bars were available for short periods for an extra 70 PS (51 kW)

 

1972      
Trofeu 2302; Ford Capri Mk1 2600RS; 1972 24h Le Mans 11th; Glemser & Soler-Roig; RN52      
Trofeu 2302; Ford Capri Mk1 2600RS; 1972 24h Le Mans 11th; Glemser & Soler-Roig; RN52      
1973      
Solido 26; Ford Capri MkI 2600 RV; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; Glemser, Fitzpatrick, Heyer; RN55      
Solido 26; Ford Capri MkI 2600 RV; 1973 24h Le Mans DNF; Glemser, Fitzpatrick, Heyer; RN55      
       
       
       

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