Ford Torino Hardtop, 1972 MY

The Ford Torino Hardtop is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers its power through the rear wheels. Its 7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that produces 205 bhp (208 PS/153 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 436 N·m (322 lb·ft/44.5 kgm) at 2600 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual 'box. The Ford Torino Hardtop weighs a claimed 1802 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

Ford Torino Hardtop, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5174 mm
How heavy?
1802 kg
What size engine?
7 litre, 7030 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
208 PS / 205 bhp / 153 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
436 Nm / 322 ft.lb / 44.5 kgm @ 2600 rpm

Ford Torino models

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7544 cm3 219 PS 216 bhp 161 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6590 cm3 160 PS 158 bhp 118 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6590 cm3 146 PS 144 bhp 107 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 156 PS 154 bhp 115 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 154 PS 152 bhp 113 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4097 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1609 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1764 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1648 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5752 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1707 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5752 cm3 251 PS 248 bhp 185 kW 1763 kg

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6555 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1681 kg
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1972 Ford Torino Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front) 1595 mm 62.8 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1598 mm 62.9 inches
Length 5174 mm 203.7 inches
Width 2014 mm 79.3 inches
Height 1318 mm 51.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1802 kg 3973 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 87 litres 19.1 UK Gal 23 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 7 litre
7030 cc
(428.997 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 110.7 × 91.2 mm
4.36 × 3.59 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
208 PS (205 bhp) (153 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
29.2 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
436 Nm (322 ft·lb) (44.5 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
62.02 Nm/litre
0.75 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Mo carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 779.4 kPa (113 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 878.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
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 115.34 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
84.83 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
113.76 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.79 kg/kW
19.69 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.75
general
Carfolio.com ID68816
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 60.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Ford Torino Hardtop added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.