I do not understand why industry professionals who are given loaners of the newest offerings ever loan their kids the car. They should know how kids are with new wheels. Did you hear about the recent incident in Rochester Hills MI, where a group of drunken teenagers out joyriding managed to hit a boulder and launch a not yet for sale 2013 Dodge Dart into somebody's garage sideways?... Grounded for life! :lol:A little story: My father was the D.M. for Ford Parts and Service Division, and part of his job was to oversee the training school for Ford technicians. They brought in an XR4TI for new product training several months before they were introduced. My Dad brought the car home and let me take it out for the night. He and I had both taken it up to about 100 mph - there really isn't room for more than that in Jersey - then he returned it the next day. I really liked it, and at the time, it was a world different than anything I had driven before.
Anyway, a few days later my Dad's assistant took it home, and his kid missed the 2 - 3 shift and blew the dang thing apart. Since there were only 3 in the country, it had to sit for over a month before they could get an engine for it. That put a crimp in the training schedule.
This is an MBX. The casting is the British Sierra XR4Ti but its pretty close to the Merkur.Gee DIECASTMAN72, I was going to try and offer my opinion on your question and I wandered off. It looks pretty much like the XR4TI. Windows look right. Side cladding looks real close. Double spoiler is there on the back. Hood seems good. What I can see of the front grille looks like it should. If it had 4 hole rims it would be spot on. I would say that's a US version. Nice little piece. I would paint it red with silver cladding, but there's a reason. Let me know if and when you ever decide to part with it. The only thing I've ever seen that comes close is the Hot Wheels Sierra, but it's doesn't pass for an XR4TI. Still waiting for somebody to do a Scorpio.