Ford Gran Torino Hardtop, 1972 MY

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.8 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application 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. A 4 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. Stated weight at the kerb is 1800 kg.

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Key facts

Ford Gran Torino Hardtop, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5265 mm
How heavy?
1800 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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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7544 cm3 219 PS 216 bhp 161 kW
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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 3A 7544 cm3 220 PS 217 bhp 162 kW
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 4942 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1685 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5752 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1744 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 7030 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1839 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1801 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4095 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1645 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5752 cm3 251 PS 248 bhp 185 kW 1798 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1683 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5752 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1742 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1800 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 7030 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1837 kg

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1972 Ford Gran 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 5265 mm 207.3 inches
Width 2014 mm 79.3 inches
Height 1318 mm 51.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1800 kg 3968 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
Valve gear 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 139.69 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
102.74 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
137.78 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.73 kg/kW
16.26 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 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
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.50
general
Carfolio.com ID70851
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Ford Gran Torino Hardtop added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.