Ford Falcon GT 

  • 1968
  • 230 HP 4.9L
  • 124 mph
 
It has a strong Ford DNA performance signature, with the trapezoidal grille at the top and the large inverted grille below it.
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The GT will lives up to the GT legend by combining exceptional power with total handling, an exceptional safety package, and aggressive aesthetics.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford Falcon GT

0-60mph

Falcon GT
8.4 s
GT500 Coupe
3.5 s

Top speed

Falcon GT
124 mph
Carrera GT
205 mph
GT500 Coupe
195 mph

Data points Key details of the Ford Falcon GT

Number built

Falcon GT
1,415 cars
Vauxhall VXR8
20,000 cars
Carrera GT
1,270 cars

Horsepower

Falcon GT
230 HP
Carrera GT
612 HP
GT500 Coupe
550 HP

In The News From around the web

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Dec

Ford Falcon GT

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If the signature design features of the early GTs were reduced to gimmicks that didn't work, the design would lose its honesty.
As a result of his painstaking testing, the work of FPV's suspension engineers and the already highly effective BA Falcon chassis, the new Ford Performance Vehicles GT offers an unprecedented combination of high-performance handling and a startlingly compliant ride.
10
Dec

Ford Falcon GT

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The success of the XR GT saw rapid development of the XT version released in April 1968 as an ongoing model.
It gained the more powerful 302 V8, a beefy new three-speed auto transmission option, wider 6-inch rims, lower suspension and heavier shockers.
10
Dec

Ford Falcon GT

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The XW also saw the introduction of the Phase I and II GT-HO homologation models, which were the first local performance cars to feature a full-width front spoiler.
Again, it was the first Australian car to feature standard bonnet locking pins, racing exterior mirror, anti-glare bonnet rally panels, styled fuel cap, separate dual exhausts exiting at each corner, styled 12-slot sports wheels, baggy 70-series radial tyres, long distance fuel tank and large ventilated front disc brakes.
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Dec

Ford Falcon GT

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The new GT was also the first full-size Australian family car variation to offer a total performance and appearance package with extra safety including the Mustang 289 V8 with Australias first four barrel carburettor, 4-speed manual gearbox, sports suspension with radial tyres on 5.5 inch rims and steering wheel impact pad, all standard.
Its GT stripes down the sides and across the boot, distinctive GT medallions and grille blackouts caused a sensation when the first GT was released in May 1967 as a limited edition model late in the XR series.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ford
Year 1968
Number built 1,415 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.84 lb/hp
Maximum hp 230 HP @ 4,800 RPM
Maximum torque 310 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,949 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 2.99 in

road tests

Top speed 124 mph
0-60mph 8.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Axle ratio 2.93:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 356/? 152
Rear wheels 356/? 152

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,183 lb
Width 73.8 in
Height 54.7 in
Length 184.6 in
Front track width 58.5 in
Wheelbase 111 in
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