FORD 021C: THE FORD TOY CAR
On the occasion of the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, Ford launched a special concept
For the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, Ford's management presented on its stand a unique concept car aimed at young audiences.
Rear section of 021C ( Photo Credits : www.time.com )
This model, called 021C, was a small 3.6-meter long and 1.6-meter large. The four-seater sedan's name was chosen by the Australian designer Marc Newson, who intended to pay homage to his favourite Pantone.
The Zetec 1.6 engine ( Photo Credits : www.wikimedia.com )
Produced by the coachbuilding firm Ghia, it implemented a four-cylinder Zetec 1.6 engine with a power of 100 hp with 143 Nm of torque managed by a four-speed automatic transmission.
Marc Newson, designer of 021C ( Photo Credits : www.cappellini.it )
Designed to be used in the narrow urban spaces, the car aimed for a practical use thanks to numerous mechanical solutions.
The suicide doors of 021C ( Photo Credits : www.diseno-art.com )
The back rack was pulled out like the drawer of a furniture and access to the cockpit was guaranteed by handleless suicide doors which used push-buttons.
The rear trunk of 021C ( Photo Credits : www.marc-newson.co )
The front seats could be rotated of 90 ° to allow passengers to enter even more easily while the lighting system consisted of a huge headlight that used LED technology in both the front and back.
The instrument panel of 021C ( Photo Credits : www.autoblog.it )
Winner of the salon's best concept car award, it never reached mass production.
Review of 021C
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