Ford XB GT Coupe Technical Specifications

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Ford XB GT Coupe Technical Specifications

Ford Falcon XB GT
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The last of the era of GT's was the XB and it was also the most prolific. From July 1973 until June 1976 Ford produced 1,950 sedans and 949 hardtops.

Many will argue that up until then, the XB was the best looking GT built by Ford, it was certainly the best "Grand Tourer" in the real sense of the term and was the first GT to be fitted with four wheel disc brakes.

Engine Specifications:

  • Type: 351 cubic inch (5.763 litre) Cleveland V8
  • Bore & Stroke: 102 x 89mm (4.00 x 3.50in)
  • Power (DIN): 224kW (300bhp) @ 5400rpm
  • Torque (DIN): 515Nm (380lb-ft) @ 3400rpm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, 90 degree V8
  • Head Design: Pushrod & rocker OHV with hydraulic lifters
  • Fuel System: Ford Autolite '4300' 605cfm 4 barrel downdraught carburettor
  • Ignition System: Single point Autolite Distributor - changed to Motorcraft Oct 72
  • Exhaust System: Cast iron manifold, low restriction twin exhaust
  • Manual Gearbox :
    • Type: 4 speed all-synchronised
    • 1st: 2.78:1
    • 2nd: 1.93:1
    • 3rd: 1.36:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.78:1
  • Automatic Transmission:
    • Type: 3 speed FMX
    • 1st: 2.40:1
    • 2nd: 1.47:1
    • 3rd: 1.00:1
    • Reverse: 2.20:1
  • Rear Axle:
    • Type: 9in removable carrier type, Limited Slip 'traction lock' Diff, 28 spline
    • Ratio: Manual 3.00:1 or 2.75:1 (Optional)
    • Automatic: 2.75:1 or 3.00:1 (Optional)
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent angle poised ball joint, coil springs, shock absorbers, wishbones and anti-roll bar
    • Rear: Hotchkiss type with semi-elliptic leaf springs, shock absorbers and live axle
  • Brakes:
    • Front: 286mm (11.25in) Servo assisted discs
    • Rear: 254mm (10in) Servo assisted discs
  • Steering:
    • Type: Re-circulating ball power assistance (Optional)
    • Ratio: 16:1
  • Wheels & Tyres:
    • Wheels 6.0 x 14 Steel - Silver painted Steel '12 Slot'
    • Tyres E70HR14
  • Instrumentation:
    • Speedometer: 140mph or 240kmh
    • Tachometer: 7000rpm
    • Oil Pressure: Gauge
    • Water Temperature: Gauge
    • Fuel: Gauge
    • Voltage: Gauge
    • Ignition: Warning Light
    • High Beam: Warning Light
    • Brakes: Warning Light
    • Clock: Analogue
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 4808mm (189.3in)
    • Width: 1969mm (77.5in)
    • Height: 1369mm (51.9in)
    • Weelbase: 2819mm (111.0in)
    • Front Track: 1524mm (60.0in)
    • Rear Track: 1524mm (60.0in)
    • Weight: 1587kg (3500lb)
    • Turning Circle: 12.0m (39.4ft)
    • Fuel Tank: 79.6lt (17.5gl) 122.9lt (27.0gl) (Optional)
    • Seating: 5
  • Performance:
    • Top Speed: 193km/h (120mph)
    • 0 - 60mph (0 - 100 km/h) - 8.1 seconds
    • Standing 1/4 mile (400m) - 15.8 seconds

Also see:
The Ford Falcon GT Story
Cleveland 4V V8
Falcon XB GT Review
Falcon XB GT Identification Guide

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