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Ford GT 40 MK IV

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Ford GT 40 MK IV

2-door 2-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 4947 cm3 / 301.9 cu in / 301.9 cu in, 316.0 kW / 423.8 hp / 423.8 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1972
ModelGT 40 MK IVIssued until
SerieGTNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4320 l / 152.56 cu ft / 152.56 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4350 mm / 171.3 in / 171.3 inTotal (curb) weight960 kg / 2116 lb / 2116 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height980 mm / 38.6 in / 38.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2420 mm / 95.3 in / 95.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity125 l / 27.5 UK gal / 33.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.50 m2 / 16.1 sq ft / 16.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.45 m2 / 4.8 sq ft / 4.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)11.2 kW / 15.0 hp / 15.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4947 cm3 / 301.9 cu in / 301.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power316.0 kW / 423.8 hp / 423.8 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)126.4 kW / 169.5 hp / 169.5 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output63.9 kW/l / 1.404 bhp/cu in / 1.404 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio447.9 kW/ton / 339.4 bhp/ton / 339.4 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 locationEngine alignment
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 detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford GT 40 MK IV

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