Ford Mustang GT 500KR, 1968 MY

The Ford Mustang GT 500KR is a 2 door coupé-bodied car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 400 bhp (406 PS/298 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 624 N·m (460 lb·ft/63.6 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1680 kg.

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Key facts

Ford Mustang GT 500KR, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4745 mm
How heavy?
1680 kg
What size engine?
7 litre, 6996 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
406 PS / 400 bhp / 298 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
624 Nm / 460 ft.lb / 63.6 kgm @ 3200 rpm

Ford Mustang models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3273 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1416 kg
Ford Mustang Boss 302 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW 1550 kg
Ford Mustang Boss 302 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW 1474 kg
Ford Mustang Boss 429 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7026 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
Ford Mustang Boss 429 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7080 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW 1686 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1649 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3275 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1336 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3275 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1447 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4091 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1512 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4091 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
Ford Mustang Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5766 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1547 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 7010 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3275 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4091 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6992 cm3 406 PS 400 bhp 298 kW 1536 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6974 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6981 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6981 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7206 cm3 395 PS 390 bhp 291 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7206 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6984 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6984 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 395 PS 390 bhp 291 kW
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Lincoln Continental Mark III -
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Monteverdi High Speed 375 L -
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1968 Ford Mustang GT 500KR data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front) 1476 mm 58.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1476 mm 58.1 inches
Length 4745 mm 186.8 inches
Width 1811 mm 71.3 inches
Height 1316 mm 51.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1680 kg 3704 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7 litre
6996 cc
(426.922 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 107.57 × 96.22 mm
4.24 × 3.79 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
406 PS (400 bhp) (298 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
57.2 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
624 Nm (460 ft·lb) (63.6 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
89.19 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.6:1
Fuel system 1 Holley carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1120.8 kPa (162.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 874.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 241.4 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
177.55 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
238.1 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.63 kg/kW
9.41 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 x 15
Tyres front Goodyear Speedway 350 E70 x 15
Tyres rear Goodyear Speedway 350 E70 x 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 287 mm
Rear brake diameter 254 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.50
general
Carfolio.com ID69333
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 57.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Ford Mustang GT 500KR added before December 1995.
Last modified 2014-05-17.