The Ford Torino GT offered buyers a sportier, high-performance version of the regular Torino in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was an aggressive, good-looking, and rather popular vehicle in its day, with roughly 350,000 produced across four model years. And yet today, they’re still overlooked for the most part, which is a shame indeed.
Artist Oscar V. recently found himself wondering what a modern take on the classic Ford Torino GT might look like, so he went ahead and created these renderings. And at first glance, it’s pretty easy to see both the vintage and modern influences for this car. For starters, it looks like it’s been based on the current S550 Ford Mustang, albeit with a very different body.
Up front, we can clearly see the blacked-out grille with minimalist headlights, as well as the Mustang-like front bumper. However, as we move down the side, the original Torino GT influence is quite apparent. It starts with the semi-squared-off wheel arches, leading back to the signature fastback look that protrudes from the sloping roofline.
The doors on the rendering look essentially just like the Mustang, however, as does the front portion of the roof. But it would also make perfect sense to use the pony car as a base for a theoretical new Gran Torino, even though the original was much larger than the Mustang from that era or the new one.
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😁 Happy #FordFriday ! Here’s my homage to the 70s Gran Torino! Some of you may recall this as the El Ranchero I posted a little bit ago, well this is why the bed may have appeared a bit short, it was a last minute change. Let me know what y’all think! • • • • • #fordgrantorino #ford #grantorino #homage #render #rendering #conceptcar #redesign #mustang #musclecar #musclecars #cardesigncommunity #modernization
Throw on a set of Performance Pack 2-like wheels and some vibrant side stripes, and we’ve got a pretty interesting nod to another slice of Ford history. And as is usually the case, we would love to see it come to reality, even if that isn’t terribly likely to happen.
We’ll have more cool renderings like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Torino news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.
I like the 72 Gran Torino bwtter
This looks good it would look great with closed grill headlights like the 70 model above has. Sad there’s no rear picture of the rendering which should show full black out taillights also. I had a 73 Fast Back with a 351 Windsor fun car
I want a 1970 Gran Torino Cobra, the King Cobra is badass but the front end looks wired to me!
Cobra was made from 1969-71.
Gran Torino was 1972-73.
King Cobra was 1970 with 3 prototypes made.
You just like running car names together?
My 1970 Cobra is 545 ci. SCJ. 5-sp. 3:89 gears.
Looks much like an Aussie Ford Falcon.
I sure miss my 68 Gran Torino
I’m building one right now
I have two 70 torino gts they didn’t get the gran torino name till 1972 that is beautiful rendering i like it alot both of mine have 351 Cleveland in them .
The only thing that I see in common is the color and the God awful rainbow stripe. The rendering is crap …sorry
it needs a chrome bumper and the Torino logo painted on the hood with duel exhaust and a nice purr sound
I personally like it. I’m an art guy and Ford fanatic. I had a ’71 Torino Cobra and loved it, very fun car. What all the downers don’t realize is that in today’s corporate culture being able to share parts or platforms keeps a project in budget. By using aspects of current models you vision a car that blends old meets new. You just used your artistic license and that’s fine by me. Keep up the great work!
Just for general information there are no Gran Torino’s for 70-71 Gran Torino’s are 72 and newer, 70-71 are unibody card and 72&up are full frame cars. Personally I will stick with my 70-71 cars I have owned around 10 parted out many and have a 70 Torino GT, 71 Torino GT convertible and a 70 Ranchero GT right now. Have only owned 1 72 Gran Torino Sport they are very heavy and drive nothing like a 70-71. Everyone has their preference my are hands down 70-71’s
My grandfather, who was seriously old school, never cared for unibodies. I guess Ford was just in the game of making everything bigger every body change and wanted a bigger intermediate. Road-hugging weight and all that.
That laser stipe… some things are better left in the past.
Come on Ford company.
You have the bottom of that car looking like a Toyota. Go further back to the old American style.Slim that rear end down a little bit.
Add a little chrome.
fr that rude
I have a 68 Torino GT convertible that I’ve been working on for a while. Always loved that 1st gen body style. I drive it every now and then, always get appreciative nods wherever I go.
I miss my 1973 grand torino sport fastback dark blue 351 cleveland .I would love to find another one, or a new version.
I had a 1970 Ford GT Torino loved my car it was yellow with white interior and it did run faster than what it was posted
So let’s get it in production already
I can’t wait