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Ford Interceptor concept was the Blue Oval muscle car we deserved

It was supposed to preview a possible Dodge Charger rival; instead, Ford took some design cues and made a new Taurus.

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The 2007 Ford Interceptor concept was a badass thing.

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It was supposed to preview a possible Dodge Charger rival, but unfortunately, it never happened.

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We absolutely love the proportions of this car, and it could have made a killer alternative to other big sedans with a focus on performance.

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America was always known for big sedans, and it's a bit of a bummer the country doesn't even buy them en masse anymore.

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Although the Interceptor never came to fruition, elements like the "squircle" taillights made their way to what would become the Taurus.

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Maybe if the economy hadn't burst around the same time, this car would have gone into production.

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There's a little bit of Bentley in this angle.

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Obviously, retro was the key theme inside.

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Oh yeah, and there's a six-speed manual transmission.

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A number of very nostalgic cues fill the entire interior.

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Everything about the car was supposed to recall Ford's muscle sedans from the past.

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Powering it all was a 5.0-liter V8 tuned to make 400 horsepower.

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