The Torino has been a large car built by Ford between ‘68 and ‘76 so it had a really short lifespan. The main reason why it was discontinued was because the fuel prices went up and it was just too big for its time. However, there are now rumors which suggest that a 2017 Ford Torino GT might be released on the market. At this point, Ford still hasn’t said much about this car. However, it seems that it might be in development considering that Ford is missing an important vehicle from their lineup. The Taurus has been discontinued from the US market.
2017 Ford Torino GT Price
It would make sense for the Torino to replace the Taurus while the GT would be the two-door version of the first one. Considering that these are just rumors we would take everything with a grain of salt. However, some of these rumors are a lot more informative than many. It seems that the car could be based on a new rear wheel drive platform.
This would be a longer wheelbase version of the Mustang’s platform. Same thing happened nearly fifty years ago with the first generation of the Torino. The price should be identical to that of the previous Taurus. The GT, on the other hand, will be slotted into a class of its own. It will be a two-door four seat car. However, it will be larger than the Mustang and likely better equipped as well.
This means that it could start closer to $40,000 where cars like the A5 or the C-Class Coupe are. Here the car would have to be not only powerful but also very impressive, inside and out.
Because it will not be a pony car, the future 2017 Ford Torino GT should come with some interesting engines. All of these are expected to be turbocharged mills that will be more efficient and also more powerful than those of the Mustang. The base car is likely going to receive a 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6 with around 300 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque. Further up the range, a 3.5 liter V6 with turbos should be added. This would likely get closer to 450 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. These numbers would easily put the Torino into a class of its own, at least on the US market.
A 10-speed automatic transmission is likely going to be the only choice. Rear or all wheel drive should be offered across the range as well. Some rumors also suggested that the car would receive a newly developed engine to be part of its top-end trim level. This model would feature a 5 liter twin-turbocharged V8 which should be capable of delivering as much as 600 horsepower. At this power level, the Torino would likely cost well above $100,000.
2017 Ford Torino GT Design
Unfortunately, there is very little information about how the car is going to look. We are pretty sure that at first the test mules will be based on the Mustang. However, later the cars will start to receive a unique design. This might borrow cues from the original models as well as from Ford’s current lineup of cars. The end result should be a well-rounded coupe with a curvacious body that should give it that European look Ford is looking to get.
Even though the 2017 Ford Torino GT will likely be marketed as a 2+2, it should offer plenty of space for up to four adults. This will be possible thanks to its longer wheelbase and slightly wider track. The car might also receive a new suspension system at the back. This difference over the Mustang would be needed for a more comfortable and also more controllable ride.