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Ford Gran Torino Hardtop

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Ford Gran Torino Hardtop

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7030 cm3 / 429.0 cu in / 429.0 cu in, 152.9 kW / 205.0 hp / 205.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 436.0 N·m / 321.6 lb·ft / 321.6 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1972
ModelGran Torino HardtopIssued until
SerieGran TorinoNumber 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 seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5265 mm / 207.3 in / 207.3 inTotal (curb) weight1839 kg / 4054 lb / 4054 lb
Width2014 mm / 79.3 in / 79.3 inDry weight
Height1318 mm / 51.9 in / 51.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1595 mm / 62.8 in / 62.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1598 mm / 62.9 in / 62.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity87 l / 19.1 UK gal / 23.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore110.7 mm / 4.36 in / 4.36 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.2 mm / 3.59 in / 3.59 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supply1 Mo carbEngine displacement7030 cm3 / 429.0 cu in / 429.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity878.75 cm3/cylinder / 53.625 cu in/cylinder / 53.625 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power152.9 kW / 205.0 hp / 205.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque436.0 N·m / 321.6 lb·ft / 321.6 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.2 kW / 82.0 hp / 82.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.8 kW/l / 0.478 bhp/cu in / 0.478 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque62.0 N·m/l / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.75

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio111.5 kW/ton / 84.5 bhp/ton / 84.5 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Gran Torino Hardtop

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