Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III 

  • 1971
  • 370 HP 5.8L
  • 142 mph
 
The first several rows were entirely Falcons and, at the finish, so were the first three places.
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Even though the XY GT had long been replaced by the XA, the GT-HO Phase III had to soldier on for another season in 1972 after the supercar controversy killed off its XA replacement.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III

0-60mph

Falcon GT-HO Phase III
6.4 s
Thunderbird
9.7 s

Top speed

Falcon GT-HO Phase III
142 mph
Thunderbird
106 mph

Data points Key details of the Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III

Number built

Falcon GT-HO Phase III
300 cars
Thunderbird
21,380 cars

Horsepower

Falcon GT-HO Phase III
370 HP
Thunderbird
206 HP

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Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III

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Even though the XY GT had long been replaced by the XA, the GT-HO Phase III had to soldier on for another season in 1972 after the supercar controversy killed off its XA replacement.
The first several rows were entirely Falcons and, at the finish, so were the first three places.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ford
Year 1971
Number built 300 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.08 lb/hp
Maximum hp 370 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Maximum torque 380 ft-lb @ 3,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,752 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.5 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,360 lb
Width 73.8 in
Height 54.7 in
Length 184.6 in
Front track width 59 in
Wheelbase 111 in

road tests

Top speed 142 mph
0-60mph 6.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/LSD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.78:1
  2. 2: 1.93:1
  3. 3: 1.36:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 3.5:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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