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.
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