Ok so ford has a Sportsman Fairlane Ghia.. No body really picked up on it, and why would they... Its crap. Well maybe not crap, just nothing special
So what about a LTD Sports man..
First thing is, see all that crappy interior fake wood? Get it chromed or finished in a flat aluminium finish. With dark leather it will look 10x better. Brushed aluminium dash inserts?
Offer it with the 220Kw Xr8/T-series engine
Have it avalible with some sweet looking wheels, the std LTD set aren't terribly sporty.
Some extra badging, chome or aluminium stuff. Some scuff gaurds made nice...
See no need for people to be temped by Audi or Merceedes or Holden, the LTD can be exciting in a special kind of reserved european way.
Launch these on the LTD, then maybe pass them on through the line later on..
For example a XTR8, the XR8 for FTe dealers, it has the chromed/brushed aluminium interior inserts, uprated discs/caliper package, some exterior chromey bits, maybe a optional six speed
Well whatda ya reckon?
The LTD rasie interest in the ford lineup, and personally I don't see why the FTe dealers shouldn't have a XR8 in the line up...
The T in xTr8 also makes the R8 sound, hence clubsport R8 competition, even tho its just a extension of the XR name, and obviously linking with the t-series range. Sort of sperates the subtile T series line up as well, as it will still have the XR front.
That way you can save the GT name for something special.