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1985 Ford Maya II ES by ItalDesign

Maya evolution, the II ES, is the stylistic evolution created by Italdesign, using the Ford engine. After prototypes of Lotus Etna and Maya premiered at Turin Motor Show, Ford requested the development of a model with a modified design (Maya II ES) and a spare car with a longitudinal engine (Maya II EM).


Maya's general architecture remains the same, but the lines are here smoother. Ford requests are primarily bound to particular solutions like using a central air intake like the one used for Ferrari. It is curious to know the story of the painting: Ford wanted a flaming red, but when Maya II ES came back to Italdesign, it was immediately re-painted in two different tones of metal grey.


Source: ItalDesign

Images: ItalDesign