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Old 07-06-2001, 00:20   #1 (permalink)
 
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A little bit in todays paper (and no pete it aint worth scanning) seems to suggest the demand from both the public and some dealers will see the project go ahead. AEC want to sell them through Ford dealerships and are yet to discuss this with Ford. They have 10 orders for the coupe from WA alone.
Seems it may happen around the same time as the new AV model Falcon come online in 2002
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10 Orders will not get this car of the ground mate, nor will it be enough to get the dust blown off the blue print that have been shelved!

1000 orders may be worth the effort!

Even another 145 preordered mustangs wont get Ford moving in the states!
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I see they had an ad in Motor as well, talked about a Aussie supercar, had a pic of a mazda I think :0

Not much info on the site though which is a pity
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10 Orders will not get this car of the ground mate, nor will it be enough to get the dust blown off the blue print that have been shelved!

1000 orders may be worth the effort!

Even another 145 preordered mustangs wont get Ford moving in the states!
Personally I don't care for coupes so it doesn't really bother me at all. Having said that I have my eye on the new M3

10 orders probably is enough when you consider what they are trying to do. As far as AEC are concerned this is about the sprintex supercharger and in getting the car companies to see that this is a safe reliable system. The coupe is window dressing.
Doesn't even have to be Ford that takes up the chance to use the supercharger in the future, but the modular 4.6 was used for a very good reason They seem to prefer the Ford product but I think the main reason is that Holden are already there, if you know what I mean.
I suspect that this sort of development involves product planning of car in the US market.

ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE They seem to think they have enough interest to proceed with the project inside a Ford coupe design. I don't know much about this company but the article used an example of a small project involving a natural gas conversion for Renault of 10 buses that now see's a contract for 350 being negotiated.

This company seems to be switched on and are bigger than I thought. The project is owned by two companies and does not rely on Fords support or funding.
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Why not just run all the powertrain from the coupe on a T series, perhaps then they will sell more than 10 a month!!!!

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Well I suppose if AEC gets their way, that might be the aim a bit further down the track. Reading between the lines, getting Australian manufactures (read Ford) to accept this type of blower is causing them some problems :(
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There is a detailed article that I'm chasing up, I don't know if it was the one in wheels mag a couple of months ago though, but its worth a read. AEC are definitely gonna release this thing, with or without Ford. Here are some photos of the 300+ at the WA launch..
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last one..the rest at AEC's site.
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