New Torino

I just discovered Ford is bringing back the Torino. My mom drove one of them years ago. I think it was an early 70’s model. I’m going to include a couple pic’s I discovered from the GearHead site. As well as my mom having one, I loved the movie “Gran Torino” with Clint Eastwood. (I always chuckle when I remember that part where he calls the girl ‘YumYum’)

I looked up some info about the Torino. This is so cool learning old facts. Ford made them from 1968-1976. The name came from the city of Turin, Torino in Italian. Like the Wildcat, the Torino was a subseries, only it was a subseries of the Fairlane. By 1970, the Torino became the primary and the Fairlane, the subseries. The Torino was a twin to the Mercury Montego. Ford chose the Torino as the base for it’s NASCAR entrants.

I think it looked very cool back in the day but, this new one looks even cooler as you can see in the pictures. It will have the Mustang GT engine and stats claim it will go fro 0-60mph in less than 4 seconds.

Check out these pictures from Gear Heads

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1969 (Picture Credit: GearHeads )

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New Model  (Picture Credit: GearHeads )