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Ford Torino

 

 

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 Gyártó                   Ford Motor Company 
 Termelés            1968-1976 
 Gyülekezés          Atlanta , Georgia , Amerikai Egyesült Államok 
                                Lorain , Ohio , Egyesült Államok 
                               Chicago , Illinois , Egyesült Államok 
                               Oakville , Ontario , Kanada 
 Előd                      Ford Fairlane 
 Utód                      Ford LTD II 
Osztály                   Közbülső 
Elrendezés           FR elrendezés

 

The Ford Torino is an intermediate automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. The car was named after the city of Turin ( Torino , in Italian), which is considered the Detroit (primary automobile production city) of Italy . The Torino was initially an upscale version of the intermediate sized Ford Fairlane , which Ford produced between 1962 and 1970. After 1968, the Fairlane name was retained for the base models with lower levels of trim than those models which wore the Torino name. During this time, the Torino was considered a subseries to the Fairlane. By 1970 Torino had become the primary name for Ford's intermediate, and the Fairlane was now a subseries of the Torino. In 1971 the Fairlane name was dropped altogether and all Ford intermediates were called Torino . This name was one of several originally proposed for the Mustang while in development. [ 1 ] The Torino was essentially a twin to the Mercury Montego line.

Most Torinos were conventional cars, and generally the most popular models were the 4-door sedans and 4-door hardtops . However, Ford produced some high-performance versions of the Torino by fitting them with large powerful engines, such as the 428 cu in (7.0 L) and 429 cu in (7.0 L) "Cobra-Jet" engines. These cars are classified as muscle cars . Ford also chose the Torino as the base for its NASCAR entrants, and it has a successful racing heritage.

 

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