It has been speculated for several years that Ford intends to revive the Torino nameplate. We now have reason to believe that an all-new Torino could make its debut in the second half of 2017. It should come as part of the latest trend of resurrecting iconic American cars from the 1970s. As a matter of fact, the 2018 Ford Torino could rival the upcoming Chevy Chevelle. Although detailed info on the new Torino have yet to come, expect it to feature a distinctive retro-styled exterior. It is also very likely to adopt the 5.0-liter V8 that powers the Ford Mustang GT. If that pans out, the revived Torino will be a worthy successor to Ford’s iconic model from 1968.
2018 Torino Design and Features
As for the exterior styling, the company is still keeping the new Torino under wraps. However, we expect it to sport an immediately recognizable sheet metal that links it back with its famous predecessor. The 2018 Ford Torino is likely to feature an aggressive front end as well as classic muscle car proportions. On the other hand, expect it to offer a new and more modern take on the 70s design. It should also benefit from a lighter chassis and body that will make it much more nimble than before. Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, the 2018 Torino will get significant weight reductions. When it comes to the interior space, we’re still awaiting more substantial reports. In any case, expect it to bring a host of high-end materials with a touch of retro design. Of course, there will be a slew of Ford’s latest safety systems and gizmos.
2018 Ford Torino Specs
The most intriguing part of the 2018 Ford Torino will be its mechanical department. Rumor has it that it’s most likely to use the same 5.0-liter V8 found in the Mustang GT. With its 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, this mighty powertrain should give the Ford Torino GT excellent performance figures. Its power will be transmitted to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Another candidate for the engine lineup is the 5.2-liter V8 that propels the Mustang Shelby GT350. This engine produces 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of twist.
If everything goes as planned, the revival of this amazing car will be great news to all muscle car enthusiasts. Alongside the upcoming Bronco SUV, the Torino will come as yet another Ford’s iconic nameplate to make its comeback. Of course, we’ll be eager to share any new details concerning the 2018 Ford Torino.