National Geographic : 1985 May
At last, a family car with the When we developed Ford Tempo, we didn't forget your family's need for room, comfort and trunk space. But since we don't think that a family car has to be a boring car, we added some special refinements. One of which is Tempo's advanced aero dynamic shape. Round vs. Square. A round-object, of course, is much more aerodynamic than something square-shaped. And that's why Ford Tempos lines are rounded rather than squared-off. This kind of forward thinking results in a distinctive design. And just as importantly, it results in a functional shape that actually reduces lift for improved directional control and stability In short, Tempo's shape improves the way it drives. Which brings us to the next paragraph which deals with handling. Excellent reflexes. As you'd logically expect from a forward thinking car, Tempo offers front-wheel drive traction. It also offers four-wheel independent sus- pension, all season radi als, front stabilizer bar and pre cise rack and pinion steering. And what that results in is a stable, smooth-riding car that helps the driver handle the idiosyncracies of a wind ing road. Good news for the driver. And the passenger. Forward thinking under the hood. Tempo is powered by a specially developed 2300 HSC (High Swirl Combustion) engine. And to keep FordTempo.