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Guess which legendary car of the 1970s and 80s is coming back... but with one major difference

The famous Ford Capri is set for a return almost 40 years after the original motoring icon went out of production.

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The UK's answer to the Ford Mustang went on to sell nearly 2 million during its production from 1968 to 1986.

The original Ford Capri

The sporty coupe was a familiar site in the UK during the 1970s and 80s and was one of the most sought-after motors on the roads.

Now Ford has announced the legendary marque is to return, but with a big difference to the original iconic car – it is going to be an electric vehicle.

The new Ford Capri

It also has a vastly new look and is being sold as an SUV rather than a sporty fastback.

Ford say the new Capri, which is set to go on sale at the end of the year, will have a 620km range, 570 litres of boot space.

The car is set to hit UK showrooms from November this year with a 286 horsepower, rear-wheel drive version priced at around £48,000.

From 2025 there will be a £42,000 version with a more tame 170 horsepower.