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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), 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in, 104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft @ 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 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) weight1685 kg / 3715 lb / 3715 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 constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supply1 Mo carbEngine displacement4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity617.75 cm3/cylinder / 37.697 cu in/cylinder / 37.697 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft at 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm / 2200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.8 kW / 56.0 hp / 56.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.1 kW/l / 0.464 bhp/cu in / 0.464 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque63.1 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.1 kW/ton / 63.0 bhp/ton / 63.0 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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