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|Turbo engine with 300 HP has been thrown overboard, likewise 4-wheel-drive with active differential and charged 5 or 6-cylinder engines. Instead Top Manager Thursfield and R. Leach decided to get this S272 coded new Living Legend into the affordable sports car level. Based on the new C1-platform the new car will revive the well-known CAPRI legend.|
Still turbo power and 6-gear-tranny are on the specification sheets.
|A nice convertible with an Mercedes like foldable hardtop is on the scetch pad. Base engine will be a 130 HP 6-cyliner, the Capri Turbo will be equipped with a 225 HP engine (or 250HP) and a Getrag MM6-6gear tranny and probably be around 29.000 dollar. The convertible will cost 1500 dollar more. A semi-automatic is under consideration as well.|
|To me it looks quite o.k., although similarites to the old Capri are tough to find. Maybe the Capri was not really a legend as a street car, undoubted it was one on the racetracks like the old 2600 RS. There is little by now in this new car of the old glory. We'll see.|