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Old 06-02-2003, 04:07   #1 (permalink)
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XD GT, the one Ford didn't build!

Has anyone here seen the clay mock up that Ford did for the XD GT?

Would you like to? :)

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I assume that is the clay model with the boxed guards as opposed to the Phase 5 style?
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Yep, the boxed gaurds. Phase 5 was so ugly compared to it.

If anyone has another photo of this mock up please post it as I've never been able to find another one.

And yes, this was done by Ford.

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I'll second that Barefoot. To me, the quintessential XD/XE muscle car was none other than the XE Fairmont Ghia ESP - with the 'five one and the four speed box.
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Old 06-02-2003, 06:03   #6 (permalink)
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those boxed guards look more like a widebody kit to me
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Can someone explain what the deal is with the vertical fins on either side of the bonnet?
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I much prefer the Ph5 look with the rounded guards and slightly lower and wider air scoop.
Dont like that one at all! Too boxy.

I think the bonnet fins were supposed to add directional stability or summat. They were all the go for a while .. Brock Commie and gemini z/zz/z/zzz/zzzzzzzzzzzzz (sorry fell asleep) had em, as did Ph5.

Perhaps one day people will ask why all the cars from late 90s had rear wings? Like what are they for besides looking pretty?
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Can someone explain what the deal is with the vertical fins on either side of the bonnet?
Aerodynamics, there was a BMW of the same era which had similar fins on the front.

Found a pic

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Can someone explain what the deal is with the vertical fins on either side of the bonnet?
The fins were for aerodynamics, something the XD severly lacked :) You might also notice the "scoop" on the rear edge of the roof. It was designed to curve the airflow down to follow the rear window and onto the boot spoiler. It was said to clean up the horrid turbulance on that part of the car and actually assist with downforce.

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