|The sawzall/chicken wire–grille mod is hugely popular with the XR4Ti tuner crowd.|
Equal parts brilliant experiment and utter failure, the XR4Ti (and the Merkur marque for that matter) fell into the coulda-woulda-shoulda category once Ford abandoned the concept after only 5 years. The XR4Ti was essentially a Ford Sierra that was hand-built by Ghia in Germany. The one thing that always left me wondering was why Ford would bring another rally-derived car over from Europe to compete with its very popular and capable 1st gen Escort GT.
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