1970 Ford GT70


1970 Ford GT70

1970 Ford GT70

A rarely known Ford was created in 1970 for the competition director, Stuart Turner and rally driver Roger Clark. GT70 was Ford’s answer to the competative Lancia Stratos. Much of the mechanicals were borrowed from previous Ford models with hopes of keeping production costs low. Only 6 chassis were made. During production, WRC rules changed and made the GT70 redundant.

The car made breif appearance at the Tour de France with Francois Mazet partnered with Jean Todt (now with Ferrari).

This particular example has been owned by Ford since the seventies. The original engine and gearbox were missing, but most of the other components are original. It will make a restoration debut at the 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
built at Detroit, Michigan, USA
engine Essex V6
position mid Longitudinal
valvetrain OHV 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 2996 cc / 182.8 in³
power 95.5 kw / 128 bhp @ 4750 rpm
specific output 42.72 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 167.98 bhp per tonne
body / frame Glass Fibre
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 762 kg / 1680 lbs
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~249.4 kph / 155.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.5 seconds