Concept Car of the Week: Ford Probe V (1985)

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The Prove V was first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 1985, and was arguably one of Ford’s most radical concept cars

This week we previewed Audi’s forthcoming Q6 e-tron quattro concept that will be revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. That SUV will feature a new form language Audi calls ‘aerosthetics’ that incorporates active aerodynamic elements into the design.

The history of aerodynamics the automotive industry is a long and storied one, and this week’s concept car, the Ford Probe V is one of the better chapters. The Probe V, as its name implies, was the fifth instalment in a series of experimental concept cars Ford designed with the assistance of Ghia in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Probe V would prove to be the last in the series and was the most radical of the group.

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