Ford could bring one of its most iconic nameplates. Later next year, we can expect the 2021 Ford Capri to make a huge comeback. This model was present for five generations before it was discounted. Ford already revived Bronco and Puma models, and Capri could be the next in line. Don’t get too excited, yet. Blue Oval said that there is still nothing certain about the comeback but Blue Oval will surely love for this to happen.
In Europe, Ford produced Capri for three generations and Australians have the Mk1 model. On top of that, Capri was made in South Africa as well. Overall, Blue Oval managed to sell almost two million units in Capri’s lifetime, and the car has been sold globally. The comeback is a possibility and here’s what we know so far.
2021 Capri – What It Looks Like?
So far, we have new sketches and renderings. The 2021 Ford Capri will surely look sporty and aggressive, if it arrives. Representatives of Ford Europe said the company would love it to see this comeback. However, bringing the old nameplate isn’t easy at all. Ford will have to do an amazing job in terms of styling and exterior design. Surely, Capri will keep its two-door configuration but it will have to look drastically modernised.
Blue Oval could borrow a couple of styling cues from its GT model and even Mustang. Interestingly, but the same designer made both Capri and Mustang. The renderings are showing us exactly that, plenty of similarities between Capri, Mustang and Ford GT models. Take a closer look and see it for yourself.
What About Performance?
When it comes to possible engine lineup, new 2021 Ford Capri doesn’t have so many options. For us, this is no brainer. A 2.3-liter four-cylinder is the most likely outcome. This engine is producing 350 horsepower and almost 350 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, with this four-banger, Capri could have a top speed rated at 165 mph. With these figures, the two-door coupe will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Another and less likely outcome is the front-based engine that should open up smaller seats in the back.
Interestingly, but in the past, Ford was offering a Capri RS variant. It will be very interesting to see the sportier version of the already sport-looking car. When it comes to RS variant, it is all about appearance tuning and power isn’t everything. However, the EcoBoost engine that powers the current Focus RS perfectly fits in Capri RS.
The all-new 2021 Ford Capri is a possibility for now. On the other hand, we must admit it, Capri is a longshot in our honest opinion. Moreover, cars are not doing so well in the U.S. market. On the other hand, Americans are in love with old-school and sporty cars and Capri is one of the most iconic models. We doubt that Capri will be a production model. The best possible outcome is a special edition that will be sold in limited numbers.