1970 to 1972
The Ford GT70 was a racing sports car from Ford of Britain and was produced in 1970 and 1972 for rallying. In total, six copies were made.
They had steel fabricated box frame chassis with fiberglass bodies, many parts from the Ford Zodiac were used from the time . Various engines were installed as mid- engine:
The first cars fitted with the 2.6-litre Cologne V6 originaly 125 hp. The version used came from the Ford Capri RS2600 and was uprated to 240 bhp
- 1600 GT: Kent four-cylinder, 1599 cc, 86 hp;
- 1600 RS: four-valve BDA in-line four-cylinder from Cosworth, 1601 cc, 120 hp;
- 3000: V6 Essex , 2994 cc, 128 hp from the Ford Capri .
Power was transmitted by means of 4-speed (ZF 4DS10) or 5-speed manual transmissions (ZF 5DS25) and rear-wheel drive with limited slip differential. The GT70 goes back to an idea from Ford Motorsport Director Stuart Turner , Jochen Neerpasch and factory rally driver Roger Clark .
Body type: 2-door coupé
Body construction: fiberglass
Engine Layout: Mid-engine
Engines: 1.6 litres to 3.0 litres
Transmission: 4 later 5-speed manual (ZF)
Wheelbase: 2,330 mm (91.7 in)
Length: 3,890 mm (153.1 in)
Width: 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Height:1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Kerb weight:765 kg (1,687 lb)