Key facts

Ford Gran Torino Sport, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5265 mm
How heavy?
1798 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5752 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
251 PS / 248 bhp / 185 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
405 Nm / 299 ft.lb / 41.3 kgm @ 3600 rpm

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1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport technical specifications

Introduction

Ford Gran Torino Sport is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine delivering power to the rear wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.8 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 248 bhp (251 PS/185 kW) of power at 5400 rpm, and maximum torque of 405 N·m (299 lb·ft/41.3 kgm) at 3600 rpm.
This power is transmitted to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1798 kg.
1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport data
Ford Gran Torino Sport, 1972 MY data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 114
Track/tread (front) 1595 62.8
Track/tread (rear) 1598 62.9
Length 5265 207.3
Width 2014 79.3
Height 1316 51.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1798 kg 3964 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 5.8 litre
5752 cc
(351.009 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.8 mm
4 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
251 PS (248 bhp) (185 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
43.1 bhp/litre
0.71 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
405 Nm (299 ft·lb) (41.3 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
70.41 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 Motorcraft 9510 D2ZF-AA carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 884.8 kPa (128.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 719 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 139.85 PS/g
102.86 kW/g
137.93 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.72 kg/kW
16.24 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front 6 x 14
Wheel size rear 6 x 14
Tyres front F70 x 14
Tyres rear F70 x 14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.50
general
Carfolio.com ID70279
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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