It's Friday, and that means it's time to let our hair down and get ready for the weekend.
What better way to do that than to examine a Filippo Sapino-designed wedge conceived and built under Ford's reign at Ghia?
Sapino is likely best known for one of his last works, the 1983 Ford Barchetta concept, a car that would foreshadow the Fiat Barchetta, Mazda MX-5 Miata, BMW Z3, and others. Five years earlier, however, he penned this mid-engined beast of a car with a then-fashionable wedge-shaped fibreglass body.
There's not much information on the Action online, but one thing's for sure: there aren't many supercars with enclosed rear wheels.
Unlike the SSZ Stradale (and Competizione) featured yesterday, the Action isn't much of a runner. In fact, it'd be downright scary with a period Ford Escort chassis…powered by a Cosworth DFV V8 engine. At least its bodywork would have aided roadholding with its low-drag and zero lift shape and adjustable rear spoiler…but sadly, that's just about all the information I've been able to gather on the Action.
A show-stopping concept in its day, but obscure and a bit silly-looking today.