The Cars That Money Can’t Buy – Ford Probe

Sun 29th Apr 2018

Sometimes your chequebook won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never get made.

Ford Probe

After a decade of boxy, straight-edged car designs, the late 1970s saw the Ford Motor Group take a radically different route with the smooth, sleek aerodynamic design of the Ford Probe.

Designed with aerodynamic efficiency in mind, the Probe looked more sci-fi than any previous design, the key design features being wheel covers across all four wheels, which give the car the look that it was floating across the roads.

The Probe also came with a glass bubble-like passenger compartment, adding to the sci-fi feel, almost akin to a UFO from Star Trek. Access to the vehicle came via the doors which slid back on parallelogram hinges. Engine access was along similar lines and made for slinky lower front end.

The smooth design had the aim of reducing the drag to an absolute minimum and the Probe certainly achieved that, with a drag equivalent to that of an F-16 jet fighter.

Though we never got to see the futuristic Probe put into production, Ford did continue with the Probe name and built a car with Mazda that became the successor to the Ford Capri.

The coupe was put into production in 1988 and spent nine years on the market, before being usurped by the Fod Cougar.

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