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ndwariga
04-30-2007, 01:16 PM
http://photo.ringo.com/208/208872656O779718520.jpg

We know that the Ford Fusion was inspired by the 427 RWD concept.


However on April 28 career summit this new picture appears on the wall as students are shown around the design studio.Could Ford be working on a new RWD Concept? You tell us about this mystery photo.


http://photo.ringo.com/208/208873259O091791615.jpg
The picture I have these two from is taken this here

B.R.
04-30-2007, 01:51 PM
To me it looks like a Mercury, almost like an enlarged Milan.

SobeSVT
04-30-2007, 01:52 PM
I have seen that render before. I think is a sister drawing to these early Milan sketches.

http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020843514_pv.jpghttp://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020843038_pv.jpg
http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020843080_pv.jpghttp://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020843494_pv.jpg

Which doesnt mean that Ford isn't working on a RWD car. I hope though that the next RWD is not only a concept as Ford has in the past inundated us with RWD concepts (49, 429, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln MKR) with nothing to show for them the showroom.

ndwariga
04-30-2007, 01:52 PM
To me it looks like a Mercury, almost like an enlarged Milan.
the rear light design is what led me to conclude its not one of the MKZ triplets. What does the milan look like from the side?
It looks like they stay true to the new headlight design theme introduced in the 427

SobeSVT
04-30-2007, 02:04 PM
the rear light design is what led me to conclude its not one of the MKZ triplets. What does the milan look like from the side?
It looks like they stay true to the new headlight design theme...
but the front overhangs looks shorter something that is difficult to do with FWD, like the poor Audi long nose designs
The sketches that I posted above do not exactly resemble the rear lens design or the front grill or most other details of the production car. Also these sketches in general tend to be more streamlined than the final product. But rest assured that that is a Milan sketch.

ndwariga
04-30-2007, 02:12 PM
The sketches that I posted above do not exactly resemble the rear lens design or the front grill or most other details of the production car. Also these sketches in general tend to be more streamlined than the final product. But rest assured that that is a Milan sketch.
Did they ever make concepts for Fusion or Milan? I have never seen em

SobeSVT
04-30-2007, 02:15 PM
Did they ever make concepts for Fusion or Milan? I have never seen em
No, I don't think they ever did. They only did sketches but never a concept car, except for the Zephyr.

2b2
04-30-2007, 03:13 PM
Orion (preliminary or deliberately misleading rendering imho)
from CSS thread, page 10, post 7 (http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=21400&page=10):
image link Wheels magazine page 3 & 4 (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79/duc21/wheelspg34.jpg)
image link closeup (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79/duc21/wheelspg3closeup.jpg)
from same CSS thread, page 13, last post (http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=21400&page=13):
image link small, deliberately blurred chop by Geary (http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/7494/orionsneakwk8.jpg)


btw, Ndwariga, what's the source of that photo

ndwariga
04-30-2007, 03:17 PM
Orion (preliminary or deliberately misleading rendering imho)
from CSS thread, page 10, post 7 (http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=21400&page=10):
image link Wheels magazine page 3 & 4 (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79/duc21/wheelspg34.jpg)
image link closeup (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79/duc21/wheelspg3closeup.jpg)
from same CSS thread, page 13, last post (http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=21400&page=13):
image link small, deliberately blurred chop by Geary (http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/7494/orionsneakwk8.jpg)


btw, Ndwariga, what's the source of that photo
I got it from the Ford Media site... with Kids touring the studio. File is too large to attach here

B.R.
04-30-2007, 04:21 PM
This has to be a Milan sketch. Look at all of the sketches, and the one on the bottom right is almost identical to it.

2b2
04-30-2007, 05:00 PM
Yeah ok, B.R., ya got me flipflopping - partially.
Maybe a dumb reason, but the wheels are 14 spoke like the Milan (& no other Fomoco car afaik)
and tho the logo on the hub doesn't quite look round like a Merc's, neither does does it in this
http://us.tnpv.net/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020843514_pv.jpg
plus the little Fusion/Milan side marker in the front fender.
but
I still find two things interesting
that I (of all people) never noticed the Milan-ish-ness of the Orion renderings &
that the emerging global style (as I see the Orion) is soo close to the been-around-for-awhile-already Milan.
MERCURY RULEZ! :D

B.R.
05-01-2007, 05:06 AM
Another thing that made me think it was a Milan is on the bottom of the front fender, and the line behind the rear doors. These two areas look identical to the production Fusion and Milan. It would be cool if it was a RWD concept though, it would no doubt help the Mercury brand.

I copied and pasted a picture of the 2 pictures and went to paint ot circle the areas, but how do you post a picture that is saved on the computer?

SobeSVT
05-01-2007, 06:28 AM
I copied and pasted a picture of the 2 pictures and went to paint ot circle the areas, but how do you post a picture that is saved on the computer?
Very easy. Just load it up to a pix hosting website (I recommend imageshack.us (http://imageshack.us/)) obtain the link and post it using the HTML tag for posting pictures. If you have any problems feel free to email me the pic and I will post it for you.

B.R.
05-01-2007, 03:20 PM
Very easy. Just load it up to a pix hosting website (I recommend imageshack.us (http://imageshack.us/)) obtain the link and post it using the HTML tag for posting pictures. If you have any problems feel free to email me the pic and I will post it for you.

Thanks SobeSVT, I'll try to figure it out now.

B.R.
05-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Here is the 2 parts that I mentioned before. They look pretty close to the Milan.

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9158/untitledcw6.png

ndwariga
05-01-2007, 03:54 PM
Here is the 2 parts that I mentioned before. They look pretty close to the Milan.

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9158/untitledcw6.png
Yes, that C pillar is pretty Milanish

B.R.
05-01-2007, 03:56 PM
But I really hope that I am wrong and it would be cool if Merc was working on a RWD car.

falcon lover
05-25-2007, 07:32 AM
Ha ha ha ha ! Is an early Milan drawin.....