Capri Perana

The Capri Perana is a homologation model built by Basil Green Motors, but sold through Ford dealerships in South Africa. The Perana was modified quite substantially from an ordinary capri to take the 302 Windsor engine used also in Mustangs at that time. The use of such a powerful engine in a very small car provided awesome performance.

  • 0-60 mph in 6.1s
  • 228 km/h top speed
  • 210 kw 281bhp SAE
  • 270 Nm torque at 3500 rpm

A road test outlining this performance is given below (orginally from


The perana was a gook looking car, with unique stripes added to the front, a blacked out rear, louvre and the bulging bonnet from the V6 capri. Images

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A fantastic article by topcar was published on the capri perana - go out and buy it! Here is an excerpt showing the essentials.


Anfd finally a nice picture of capri peranas in action

racing capris

Sites worth visiting: By far the site with the most information on these cars.

L A S E R - Capri V8  A german site about South African muscle cars!