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1985 Ford Probe V (Ghia)

Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985 - Detroit'85
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985 - Detroit'85
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985 - Рисунок А. Захарова
Ford Probe V (Ghia), 1985 - Рисунок А. Захарова
Images: Ford; Concept Car Central; www.scottgrundfor.com
Rating:  46    -11    +57
The "80-20 Rule" states that the last 20% of development of a product, activity or organization takes 80% of the total effort expended. There is no scientific basis for the 80-20 Rule. There is only the empirical experience of thousands of managers, developers, athletes, engineers, artists and businessmen who have coped with it in work and life. It’s a good bet that Dennis Connor, Chuck Yeager, Robert McNamara and Sir Edmund Hillary all would recognize and acknowledge the 80-20 Rule. It applies to the Ford Probe series, too. Probe V is the final advance in that series of aerodynamic concepts. It achieved a 10% reduction in drag coefficient, achieving 0.137 to Probe IV’s 0.152. This tiny, but very significant, 10% reduction in drag required building a whole new concept to achieve it.

It is probably no accident that Probe V looks like the Taurus, Ford’s huge gamble on aero styling. They appeared simultaneously and Probe V showed that the Taurus concept wasn’t a dead end, that there was an improving evolutionary path to even greater aerodynamic efficiency - and that the Taurus design wasn’t some marketing gimmick. Probe V represents subtle refinement of Probe IV. Along with being more efficient aerodynamically than Probe IV, Probe V has more character than its technically-styled predecessor. A two-door Probe V uses an novel door design that swings out on short parallelogram hinges until it clears the side of the body then slides back out of the way creating wide and unobstructed interior access.

Probe V also further develops the flexible membrane front wheel skirt seals introduced on Probe IV. The Probe V skirt seals, however are integrated in the body’s outer surface so when the front wheels are turned the membrane flexes to clear the tires.

The Probe V greenhouse is all glass, including the roof. Helping achieve a smooth and aerodynamic profile, Probe V is also mid-engined, a notable technical accomplishment in a 4-seat sedan. It abounds with many other small technical and functional novelties such as the heads-up display, instrumentation that repositions with the steering wheel and a rear window which operates much the same as the doors, sliding out of the way instead of being on conventional hinges. Probe V even has roll-up rear seats.

The Probe V concept offered here is no longer running. The sliding doors work as does the suspension and steering. A show cover over the non- running engine is visible through the engine hatch. Overall, Probe V is not in good condition. The paint is nicked and scratched and there is a crack on the nose and the interior shows use. The leather seat coverings are surface cracked and dry and there is a tear in the back of the driver’s seat.

If, as seems likely, Probe V contributed even in a small way to the overwhelming success of the Taurus, the effort and investment in creating it was returned many times over. It is the important culmination of the Ford Probe series that facilitated a sea change in design, not only at Ford but also throughout the automobile industry.


Этот экспериментальный автомобиль, по заявлениям руководства транснационального монополистического объединения "Форд мотор компани", обращен в 2008 год, год 100-летнего юбилея фирмы. В "Пробе-V" выражена концепция перспективной легковой модели. Она рассчитана на два взрослых и два детских места, имеет компоновку с силовым агрегатом, установленным поперек кузова позади пассажирского салона и впереди задних колес. Хвостовой отсек кузова занят багажником.

При создании этой опытной модели конструкторы преследовали цель снизить до минимума аэродинамическое сопротивление (Сх = 0,14) и всемерно сократить расход топлива. Этой цели подчинен и дизайн автомобиля (в его разработке участвовала итальянская фирма "Гиа"), где закрытые щитками передние колеса, вклеенные в оконные проемы заподлицо с поверхностью кузова стекла, гладкое днище, небольшой вертикальный стабилизатор в хвостовой части кузова. Наружные поверхности корпусов убирающихся фар, бамперов не создают помех обтеканию кузова воздухом. Среди особенностей конструкции - сдвигающиеся (а не распашные) двери, рама в качестве силового элемента, а также объединенные в один блок руль, органы управления и щиток приборов, которые могут регулироваться по отношению к водителю в зависимости от его роста и телосложения.

Проектирование "Форда-Проба-V" начато в январе 1983 года, а первая его демонстрация состоялась осенью 1985 года на международной автомобильной выставке в Токио.
Source: www.scottgrundfor.com; Журнал "За рулем"
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Comments:
Sergio
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Oh, this is too much!
Stuart McCarthy
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Was this car REALLY designed by Ghia? For some reason it just doesn't look and feel like an "Italian" design, if you know what I mean.

It looks more like it was designed in Dearborn than Italy (I don't know if US-Ford designers actually penned the styling, and Ghia were just tasked with actually manufacturing the vehicle.)
CINN
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Прошло почти 30 лет. Появись сейчас этот автомобиль на улице- люди с интересом будут оглядываться.
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