Friday, July 15, 2011

Ford for Mad Max


Mad Max is back! Build up to modern sequel of the classic Australian action movie is underway, and to celebrate Ford has designed two modern versions of the 1973 Ford XB Falcon and displayed them at the Australian International Motorshow in Melbourne.


The project is in partnership with TopGear Australia, and the magazine is in the process of collecting public opinion and votes on which of the two 40 per cent size clay models should make it to final, full model stage - although the car won't be used in the film.


Ford Asia, Pacific and Australia Design Director, Chris Svensson, was in charge of the project and jumped at the chance. He was reported to say: "Our entire team was very excited to be involved in this after-hours project and they approached it with a great deal of enthusiasm - even those that were too young to remember the first Mad Max movie," he said. "We had a special screening of the original movie so they could understand it."


The concepts are said to include weaponry such as industrial-strength “tasers” mounted on the front of the cars, and titanium-lined body shells to interrupt police scanners. Over 10,000 people have already voted for their favourite. The poll has been extended to the end of July.

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