The Capri III (an unofficial title) arrives in Ford showrooms in April. The car had been restyled for better aerodynamics, with the droopsnooted ‘Modular Aerodynamic’ concept providing many of the visual cues.
After 22 years, Ford scraps both the Essex three-litre and carburetion for a new fuel-injected Cologne V6. Cars are now badged as 2.8i and feature better suspension and brakes.
September sees the introduction of the Capri Injection Special, superseding the 2.8i. Aside from the seven-spoke RS alloys, extra leather inside and bodycoloured grille, this variant gains a Salisbury limitedslip differential.
The Tickford Capri arrives – a bespoilered, turbocharged monster which is the brainchild of Victor Gauntlett and Bob Lutz, chairmen of Aston Martin and Ford Europe respectively.
The last Capri rolls off the production line at Ford’s Cologne plant. The Probe finally replaces it – more than six years later.