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Ford Gran Torino Sport

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5752 cm3 / 351.0 cu in / 351.0 cu in, 184.9 kW / 248.0 hp / 248.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 405.0 N·m / 298.7 lb·ft / 298.7 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1972
ModelGran Torino SportIssued 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)3750 l / 132.43 cu ft / 132.43 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5265 mm / 207.3 in / 207.3 inTotal (curb) weight1798 kg / 3964 lb / 3964 lb
Width2014 mm / 79.3 in / 79.3 inDry weight
Height1316 mm / 51.8 in / 51.8 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)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 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)Stroke88.8 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply1 Mo carbEngine displacement5752 cm3 / 351.0 cu in / 351.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity719.00 cm3/cylinder / 43.876 cu in/cylinder / 43.876 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.6 : 1
SumpMax. output power184.9 kW / 248.0 hp / 248.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque405.0 N·m / 298.7 lb·ft / 298.7 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.0 kW / 99.2 hp / 99.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.1 kW/l / 0.707 bhp/cu in / 0.707 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.4 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.5

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio137.9 kW/ton / 104.5 bhp/ton / 104.5 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 Sport

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