Ford Torino

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Ford Torino
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Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1968–1976
Assembly Atlanta, Georgie, Unitit States
Lorain, Ohio, Unitit States
Chicago, Illinois, Unitit States
Oakville, Ontario, Canadae
Predecessor Ford Fairlane
Successor Ford LTD II
Class Intermediate
Layout FR layoot

The Ford Torino is an intermediate caur produced bi the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 an 1976, named efter the ceety o Turin (Torino, in Italian), which is considered the Detroit o Italy. It wis initially an upscale version o the intermediate sized Ford Fairlane, which Ford produced between 1962 an 1970. Efter 1968, the Fairlane name wis retained for the base models with lawer levels o trim than those models which wore the Torino name. During this time, the Torino wis considered a subseries tae the Fairlane. By 1970 Torino haed become the primary name for Ford's intermediate, an the Fairlane wis nou a subseries o the Torino. In 1971 the Fairlane name wis dropped aathegither an aw Ford intermediates wur cawed Torino. This name wis ane o several originally proposed for the Mustang while in development. The Torino wis essentially a twin tae the Mercury Montego line.

Maist Torinos wur conventional caurs, an generally the maist popular models wur the 4-door sedans an 4-door hardtops. Housomeivver, Ford produced some hie performance versions o the Torino bi fittin them wi lairge pouerful ingines, such as the Template:Auto CID an Template:Auto CID "Cobra-Jet" ingines. These caurs ar classified as muscle caurs. Ford an aa chose the Torino as the base for its NASCAR entrants, an it haes a hichtlie successful racin heritage.