It'S an American sedan.
As J Mays, Ford vp-Design, put it, "The 427 concept is unmistakably Ford and 100% American." (Although that line is not as good as his: "It's the kind of car that, when you drive it, makes you look like you're doing something wrong.") The car is a long and low four-door sedan that has a whole lot of design cues from the Galaxie 500 lineup of the '60s-especially the XL 427, from which its name is derived. Talk about a short overhang: the front tires seem to be just behind the front fascia when viewed from the side. Under the hood there's a V10 engine that is based on the production Ford modular V8 architecture. The aluminum cylinder head is based on that used for the SVT Cobra R Mustang. Interestingly, the 427 engine (which in the current nomenclature, is a 7.0-liter engine, but to call the 427 a "7.0" doesn't cut it) is almost 70 lb. lighter than the 5.4-liter Cobra R engine. It produces 590 hp 6,500 rpm and 509 lb.-ft. torque 5,500 rpm.
And like all good American quarter-milers, it has a manual transmission--a six speed.
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|Title Annotation:||Ford Motor Co.'s 427|
|Comment:||It'S an American sedan.(Ford Motor Co.'s 427)|
|Author:||Vasilash, Gary S.|
|Publication:||Automotive Design & Production|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2003|
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