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Old 12-21-2002, 02:39   #1 (permalink)
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ba falcon and audi?

at work today yes some of us work saturdays a ba falcon and a A6 audi were parked together they are very similair is audi owned by ford and used the same plans or is it just the way it is.
Any way if a ba falcon can look as good as a audi even better great and half the price.
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J Mays is head of worldwide Ford styling and 'helped' with some final detailing of BA according to some press stories at release time.

Co-incidently, his last job was head of styling at Audi.

I'm surprised no one else has made the comparisons to A6 before now
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The volatility of design "con******t" betweeen the major brands often leads to a similiar likeness, for example the vy - ba dash, Im not saying its the same, but it is similiar. Don't forget teh vx was a "magnadoor".

If you want to see how far a likeness can be taken have a look at the Lexus Ls430 and the slightly older merc s class rear. apparently daimlerchrysler considered sueing lexus, but in teh end didnt bother, they tried to sue Hummer/Gm over the 7 vent front grill on the h2 hummer, but that fell thru as well.
Speaking of lexus, the new es300 looks a hell of a lot like the peugot 607.
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Re: ba falcon and audi?

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at work today yes some of us work saturdays a ba falcon and a A6 audi were parked together they are very similair is audi owned by ford and used the same plans or is it just the way it is.
Any way if a ba falcon can look as good as a audi even better great and half the price.
Yeah I noticed the similarity too and thougt the next model on the BA platform may be more rounded like the Audi
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the best thing about the ba looking like the Audi is my wife luvs Audi and is thinking it my be time to add a new family member soon ,special the one with the hairdryer
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When the falcon was first released (the pics) I cannot remember who the guy was that worked on the Audi, but anyway he stated that the Audi was his 'baby' and it was hard to get that design out of his head. Hence the A6 look alike. Even before the pics of the BA were released they gave hints on what the falcon would look like..they said think of BMW 5 series for front and Audi A6 for back....they weren't far off.
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the best thing about the ba looking like the Audi is my wife luvs Audi and is thinking it my be time to add a new family member soon ,special the one with the hairdryer
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When I saw the bond film I was surprised how much the aston martin lights looked like the ones on the BA



Ian Callum was the designer, who also did some work for Jaguar I believe.
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95 model galant it reminds me of.

front an FTO.
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also, the auto box shifter and gate look exactly the same as the audi shifter & gate...
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