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1984 Ford Vignale TSX-4 by Ghia

Presented at the 1984 Turin Motor Show, the TSX (Touring Sport Extra-4-Wheel-Drive) was a luxurious five-door sport wagon based on the mechanics of the Ford Tempo. A 120-horsepower 2.3-liter engine mounted up front was placed transversely. Lightweight materials, a projected top speed of 120 mph, and a drag coefficient of 0.30 indicated outstanding performance and aerodynamics. The low-profile front end incorporated an integral spoiler, radiator air intake, and a flush-fitting headlight unit with a full-width light bar. The single-section screened-glass rear tailgate cut forward into the roof, hinging at the point above the rear seats. All interior controls were mounted on the steering wheel, and the ignition was operated through a high-security, programmable push-button code system located on the center console. A television set was mounted in the rear, and a personal computer with keyboard and visual display units was built into a special security compartment.

Source: Concept Car Central

Images: Ford; Concept Car Central; Andre LE ROUX Site

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