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Ford Taunus GT

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Ford Taunus GT

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 91.0 kW / 122.0 hp / 122.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 166.0 N·m / 122.4 lb·ft / 122.4 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1972
ModelTaunus GTIssued until
SerieTaunusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4267 mm / 168.0 in / 168.0 inTotal (curb) weight1055 kg / 2326 lb / 2326 lb
Width1701 mm / 67.0 in / 67.0 inDry weight
Height1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2578 mm / 101.5 in / 101.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance100 mm / 3.9 in / 3.9 inFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.96 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke60.1 mm / 2.37 in / 2.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.4
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity333.00 cm3/cylinder / 20.321 cu in/cylinder / 20.321 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power91.0 kW / 122.0 hp / 122.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque166.0 N·m / 122.4 lb·ft / 122.4 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.4 kW / 48.8 hp / 48.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output45.5 kW/l / 1.001 bhp/cu in / 1.001 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque83.1 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio115.6 kW/ton / 87.6 bhp/ton / 87.6 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.6 m / 31.5 ft / 31.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm),Tr Links, 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 detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Taunus GT

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