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Ford Cortina GT

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Ford Cortina GT

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1599 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in, 68.6 kW / 92.0 hp / 92.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 142.0 N·m / 104.7 lb·ft / 104.7 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1968
ModelCortina GTIssued until
SerieCortinaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
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) weight875 kg / 1929 lb / 1929 lb
Width1648 mm / 64.9 in / 64.9 inDry weight
Height1389 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2490 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.95 m2 / 20.9 sq ft / 20.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.6 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1599 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.75 cm3/cylinder / 24.394 cu in/cylinder / 24.394 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power68.6 kW / 92.0 hp / 92.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque142.0 N·m / 104.7 lb·ft / 104.7 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)27.4 kW / 36.8 hp / 36.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.9 kW/l / 0.943 bhp/cu in / 0.943 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque88.8 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio105.1 kW/ton / 79.7 bhp/ton / 79.7 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, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165-13Tyres rear165-13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Cortina GT

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