Ford needs to bring back a competitor against the Chevrolet Corvette and the Dodge/Srt Viper. I think it should be called the Thunderbird, bringing back the name of Ford's last-century corvette competitor. It needs to have a major arsenal of engines, like the Corvette. The Thunderbird could use the Taurus Sho's Ecoboost V6, the Mustang's Coyote V8, the 2014 Mustang Gt500's supercharged Trinity V8, and the rumored upcoming twin-turbo Voodoo V8. It could be based on the Mustang, or have its own sport platform. It needs to have two seven-speed transmission options: a manual and an automatic with paddle shifters. The high-end model needs to be extremely track-oriented. Maybe a stripped-down, no compromises version could be made as well. As for styling, it should not take on the looks of the kinetic design Fusion, Taurus, or Mustang. It should not have a retro look. It should, however, use classic design elements and modernize them, much like the Mustang.
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