MC4 Press Release

MC4 Press Release

MC4 Description

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This view shows the "gullwing" doors that were inspired by the De Tomaso Mangusta from my boyhood. I made the doors access to the luggage compartment rather than the Ford V8 in the Mangusta. This feature provided a unique of accessing the storage compartment.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

The Mercury MC4 was painted in a metallic green pearl inspired from the subtle, rich colors Aston Martin to describe subtle luxury combined with performance. The platform we used was a slightly modified MN-12 rear wheel drive layout.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

This strong front graphic story creates a not only unique brand identity for the Mercury brand but also expresses a high level of technology and performance that will look current for many years to come.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

Another innovation was the use of a door-and-a-half feature commonly found in many current l cars and trucks. The MC4 is a true four door coupe and adding a half door access to the rear seats is a thoughtful addition for rear passenger ingress/egress.

Mercury MC4 & MC2 Concept

Mercury MC4 & MC2 Concept

In this photo, the MC4 & the MC2. The MC4 debuted at the 1997 North American Auto show, while the MC2 was a "teaser" for the thinly disguised Mercury Cougar. It was unveiled at the 1997 Frankfurt auto show.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

This full size clay model is covered in din-noc and clearly defines the proportions and features of the finished design.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

A side view of the almost completed clay with di-noc on the patio at the Ford Product Design Center (PDC).

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

The rear view also sends a message of performance and high technology with the neon taillamps and nickel plated lower valance that contains the center exhaust and hidden auxillary fog lamps.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

This sketch I did took the MC4 clay model image captured on the patio and I created a photoshop of how the car would look as a convertible. I admit, this would have made a fine convertible addition to the coupe...timing is everything.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

An early three quarter image of the full size clay in the process of refinement.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

A side view of the full size clay.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

Full size options on the front view graphics. We went with the option on the right, we felt it had the strongest aura of luxury and performance.

Mercury MC4 Concept

Mercury MC4 Concept

This sketch is one of hundreds of sketches I eventually drew for the MC4 concept. I saved this one because its one of the first sketches that established the concept of MC4 as a four door.