Ford and Ferrari are planning to combine forces and expertise to build the largest, fastest Sports Utility Vehicle on the market. Called the Extravaganza the proposed SUV, which will be marketed under the Ford brand, will have a wheel base of 500 inches and be capable of speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour.
Ford project manager Wilbur Knox made the announcement at the Ford Day
Sale-A-Bration in Dearborn, Michigan as Ferrari engineers stood by smiling.
The Extravaganza will compete, Knox said, against the biggest, toughest Hummers out there and beat them at their own game. "Ultimately, the Extravaganza will only compete against itself. Ultimate," he went on to say, "is the appropriate word for the Extravaganza. It will be the ultimate in family comfort, the ultimate in ride, the Extravaganza will prove itself to be the ultimate in SUV luxury."
With a proposed seating capacity of fifteen and a sleeping capacity of four, the Extravaganza will also prove to be too big for the average consumer's pocketbook.
"We are aiming the Extravaganza at the high end user, no doubt. This will be the most luxurious vehicle Ford-Lincoln-Mercury has ever built."
Also, the most expensive at over $150,000.00. Gas mileage is projected at three miles per gallon on the highway and one mile per 1.3 gallons in town. If driven at top speed the projected highway mileage drops to less than one mpg.
Automobile industry critic, Roger Tutledge smiled after the press conference, "We all want to tuck our children in at 150 miles an hour, don't you think?"