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.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|built at||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|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|
|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|
|top speed||~249.4 kph / 155.0 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~6.5 seconds|