Veteran Ford Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Searching for a new home
30 Years Hence ....
Apart from the fact that I'll more than likely be either (1) sitting on a mantlepiece in a little jar (2) completely (as opposed to partially) senile or (3) still living every day as if it's 1978 in the grip of an Alzheimers induced Groundhog Day; my mind started wondering what performance cars would be like 30 years from now.
This is largely tongue in cheek rather than a serious analysis of likely trends but we might as well base a few things on fact for the sake of some ground rules.
1. Fossil fuels will either be non existent or hideously expensive. A fair bet.
2. Drivers will still be allowed to retain some control over the actual driving process. Not likely but it's theory so I can hope.
3. Ford will still exisit in Australia as a manufacturer.
Introducing the 2034 PEEFPV (Prodrive Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Performance Vehicles) GT-H
Multimedia Press Release
Further underwritng PEEFPV's committment to bringing excitement to the multicultural Australian performance enthusiast we are proud to announce the all new 2034 model GT-H (GT-Hybrid). With a 40 kW hydrogen fuel cell, a torquey 200 kW electric motor and our newly developed battery pack made from the finest unobtanium, here is a vehicle for the performance enthusiast that takes the environment seriously.
The all-new CVT transmission ensures that the optimum rpm is maintained at all times for maximum fuel efficiency.
The 26 x 5" sports titanium wheels shod with 145/15 tyres ensure low rolling resistance whilst offering the ultimate in cornering grip thanks to the 100% silica tread on the Dunlop EnviroMax tyres.
Styling further refines the PEEFPV "aero" theme first seen in the widely acclaimed 2002 Ford Taurus and with a Cd of 0.15 plus a small frontal area the vehicle slips quietly through the air. New for 2034 are the retro look side stripes available in a range of tasteful colours and the option of full wheel spats to further improve aero efficiency.
Braking performance has also been further refined with a revised electric brake feeding 90% of kinetic energy to the battery pack, yet still able to stop the vehicle from the electronically controlled top speed of 90 km/h in 30 metres.
With seating for 3 people, the interior appointments have been designed with the enthusiast in mind from the fully instrumented heads up display (with purple lighting and including a tachometer) to the sports seating and solar powered tri-zone climate control system, you are always in control.
For 2034 the colour palette has been further increased to allow more individual choice in a range of safety day-glo colours and the colour is now impregnated into the composite panels for a clearer and more durable finish. 2034 also sees the reintroduction of two classic colours (updated for todays modern look); Acidic Citric and Plasma Orange.
For more information please videophone your nearest multi franchise dealer or find them on the web at peefpv.com.au.
Last edited by russellw; 09-11-04 at 05:27 AM.