Key facts

Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1973 MY 63D information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4923 mm
How heavy?
1597 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 Mach 1 technical specifications


The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power to the rear wheels.
Its 5.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder 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 supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box.
The Ford Mustang Mach 1 weighs a quoted 1597 kg at the kerb.
1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 data
Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1973 MY 63D 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 1597 kg 3521 lb
Weight distribution 58.5 % 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 164.43 PS/g
120.94 kW/g
162.18 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.27 kg/kW
13.81 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 E70-14
Tyres rear E70-14
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 ID301576
Production total
Model code 63D
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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