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 byRichard Owen
built atDetroit, Michigan, USA
engineEssex V6
positionmid Longitudinal
valvetrainOHV 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement2996 cc / 182.8 in³
power95.5 kw / 128 bhp @ 4750 rpm
specific output42.72 bhp per litre
bhp/weight167.98 bhp per tonne
body / frameGlass Fibre
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesVented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesVented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
r brake sizemm / in
curb weight762 kg / 1680 lbs
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~249.4 kph / 155.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.5 seconds