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Ford GT 40

(1964 model)

Brief specs of 1964 Ford GT 40

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4195 cm3 / 256.0 cu in / 256.0 cu in, 261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp @ 7200 rpm / 7200 rpm / 7200 rpm, 85.0 N·m / 62.7 lb·ft / 62.7 lb·ft, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1964
ModelGT 40Issued until
SerieGTNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3350 l / 118.30 cu ft / 118.30 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4026 mm / 158.5 in / 158.5 inTotal (curb) weight864 kg / 1905 lb / 1905 lb
Width1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
Height1029 mm / 40.5 in / 40.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2413 mm / 95.0 in / 95.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.56 m2 / 16.7 sq ft / 16.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.5 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.9 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.31
Fuel supply4 We carbsEngine displacement4195 cm3 / 256.0 cu in / 256.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity524.38 cm3/cylinder / 32.000 cu in/cylinder / 32.000 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp at 7200 rpm / 7200 rpm / 7200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque85.0 N·m / 62.7 lb·ft / 62.7 lb·ft at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.5 kW / 31.5 hp / 31.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output62.2 kW/l / 1.367 bhp/cu in / 1.367 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque20.3 N·m/l / 0.18 lb·ft/cu in / 0.18 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.80 s / 3.80 s / 3.80 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio405.1 kW/ton / 306.9 bhp/ton / 306.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford GT 40

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