• Ford Mustang Hardtop

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Key facts

Ford Mustang Hardtop, 1973 MY 65D information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4923 mm
How heavy?
1590 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5766 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
263 PS / 259 bhp / 193 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
396 Nm / 292 / 40.4 kgm @ 3400 rpm


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1973 Ford Mustang Hardtop technical specifications


Ford Mustang Hardtop is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels.
Its 5.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that produces 259 bhp (263 PS/193 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 396 N·m (292 lb·ft/40.4 kgm) at 3400 rpm.
The engine powers the wheels through a 4 speed manual transmission.
It weighs a claimed 1590 kg at the kerb.
1973 Ford Mustang Hardtop data
Ford Mustang Hardtop, 1973 MY 65D data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2770 109.1
Track/tread (front) 1549 61
Track/tread (rear) 1544 60.8
Length 4923 193.8
Width 1882 74.1
Height 1288 50.7
Ground clearance 117 4.6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1590 kg 3505 lb
Weight distribution 58.9 % front
fuel tank capacity 73.9 litres 16.3 UK Gal 19.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.8 litre
5766 cc
(351.863 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.9 mm
4 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
263 PS (259 bhp) (193 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
44.9 bhp/litre
0.74 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
396 Nm (292 ft·lb) (40.4 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque
68.68 Nm/litre
0.83 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.9:1
Fuel system 1 Motorcraft D3ZF-CA carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 863 kPa (125.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 720.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 165.16 PS/g
121.47 kW/g
162.89 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.23 kg/kW
13.75 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 5½JJ x 14
Wheel size rear 5½JJ x 14
Tyres front E78-14
Tyres rear E78-14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.50
general ID301334
Production total
Model code 65D
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Mustang Hardtop added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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