2017 Ford Gran Torino – return of the legend

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There are lots of rumors on the internet regarding a new 2017 Ford Torino; it will be the successor to the legendary muscle car of the late 60’s and early 70’s. While nothing has been officially confirmed, sources say that Ford need a model to sit between the Mustang and the GT supercar.

If that is the case, a new Torino could be the missing linkand will compete with the likes of the Dodge Challenger and European sports coupes.

2017 Ford Torino release date

If a new Torino will be put in to production, we wouldn’t see it in the showrooms before mid-2017, although in all likelihood, it would be later than that as well; no spy shots have been released of a new model that could be a Torino, so perhaps they really just are at the mock-up stage.

Release date: mid 2017

2017 Ford Torino price

Given the market that a new Torino would be looking at entering, we would think that it will sit around the sort of price as the Shelby Mustang, perhaps $60,000 for the entry level model.

2017 Ford Gran Torino redesign

There is no information available about a new Torino; nothing from Ford or even the automotive insiders, so any renderings are purely hypothetical, done from what people would like to see.

However, you’d have to put money on any new Torino having a retro style look to it; something that shows the heritage without being ‘old school’.

One thing we do know though; if Ford do release a new Torino, it will be packed with technology and styling.

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Thus, it is difficult to predict what will be the new sports car from Ford in terms of design. It is likely that as well as the Mustang, it will get easily recognizable appearance in an light retro-style, much like a line of classic Ford Gran Torino of early seventies. There is also a possibility that Torino – it’s just a two-door version of the Ford Fusion.

One thing is for sure – if this car gets out she’ll get all the latest Ford developments in aerodynamics, full LED front and rear lights.

2017 Ford Torino specs

There are at least two options available to Ford for powertrain; the first and easiest option is to fit the already proven engines from the Mustang lineup – starting with the 5.0 liter VCT V8 from the GT (435 BHP) up to the GT350 setup from Shelby – 5.2 liter V8 (520 BHP).

Or perhaps they could fit the new range of EcoBoost engines like the 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 (400 BHP) or even have something developed specifically for the Torino.


Another option – brand new EcoBoost engines. For instance, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 producing around HP 400 (with high-pressure boost) or completely new EcoBoost engine, have not even left some engine research lab.

Compare with the 2018 Ford Mustang specifications

2017 Ford Gran Torino video

Ford Torino brand history

The Ford Torino started life as a larger version of the Fairlane, all the way back in 1968. The model range consisted of a sedan, station wagon and 2-door versions like the hardtop, fastback coupe and convertible.
There was also a high performance version, the GT. The second generation was released in 1970 and had further options.

The first Gran Torino was released in 1972, and was popular, but due to the oil crisis of the early 70’s, the Gran Torino (as with many other vehicles) started losing popularity thanks mainly due to the poor gas mileage – people needed better economy.

Also read the brand history of the 2018 Shelby GT500

 

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The possible Torino successor will get the niche higher than Mustang to compete with Challenger and Charger.

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