Classic Car Archive Specs, Facts, & History
For 1970, the Torino became the primary model and the Fairlane was a sub-series of Torino.
The styling was completely redesigned to a more coke bottle styling, influenced by aircrafts like narrow waits and bulging forward and rear fuselages.
The car featured a more prominent long hood, short deck styling, and was wider and lower than previous models. Overall, the car appeared much more aerodynamic.
A 4-door hardtop was a new body style, with the “Torino Brougham” as top trim level, which was available was a 2- and 4-door hardtop, and 4-door station wagon. The sporty “Torino GT” returned and was available as a 2-door sportsroof and convertible. The “Torino Cobra” also returned as a 2-door sportsroof, only.
The engine lineup changed with only the 250ci I-6, 302ci 1×2bbl, and 352ci 1×2bbl being carried over. See the “Engines” section for more info.
Overall, 1970 was a successful year for Torino and was selected as Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year.” 230,411 total Torinos were produced.
|Engine||0 to 60 MPH||Quarter Mile||Source|
|429 CJ||6.0 sec||14.4 sec @ 100.2 mph||Motor Trend|
|429ci/370hp Ram Air||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 100 mph||Motor Trend|
|429SCJ||5.8 sec||13.99 sec @ 101.0 mph||Motor Trend|
|429SCJ/375hp (Modified Carb)||n/a||13.63 sec @ 105.95 mph||Super Stock and Drag Illustrated|
|250ci I-6||250ci||1x1bbl||155 hp||n/a|
|302ci V8||302ci||1x2bbl||220 hp||n/a|
|351 V8||351ci||1x2bbl||250 hp||n/a|
|351 V8||351ci||1x4bbl||300 hp||n/a|
|429ci Thunder Jet||429ci||1x4bbl||360 hp||n/a|
|429 Cobra||428ci||1x4bbl||370 hp||n/a|
|429 Cobra Jet||429ci||1x4bbl||370 hp||n/a|
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