Ford Capri 2.3 V6 S

Ford Capri 2.3 V6 S

Ford Capri 2.3 V6 S

The Capri Mk III was referred to internally as "Project Carla", and although little more than an update of the Capri II, it was often referred to as the Mk III. The first cars were available in March 1978, and sold very well initially. The concept of a heavily facelifted Capri II was shown at the 1976 Geneva show: a Capri II with a front very similar to the Escort RS2000 (with four headlamps and black slatted grille), and with a rear spoiler, essentially previewed the model some time before launch. The new styling cues, most notably the black "Aeroflow" grille (first used on the Mk I Fiesta) and the "sawtooth" rear lamp lenses echoed the new design language being introduced at that time by Ford of Europe's chief stylist Uwe Bahnsen across the entire range. Similar styling elements were subsequently introduced in the 1979 Cortina 80, 1980 Escort Mk III and the 1981 Granada Mk IIb. In addition, the Mk III featured improved aerodynamics, leading to improved performance and economy over the Mk II. The trademark quad headlamps were introduced, while the bonnet's leading edge was pulled down over the top of the headlamps, making the appearance more aggressive.

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General Data

Make
Ford
Model
Capri
Sub Model
2.3 V6 S
Model Code
GECP
Production / Sales Year(s)
1978 - 1985
Country of origin
Germany

Body work and dimensions

Body type
Coupe
Doors
3
Number of seats
4
Length CM
443.9
Length in
174.76
Width CM
169.8
Width in
66.85
Height CM
131.7
Height in
51.85
Wheelbase CM
256.3
Wheelbase in
100.91
Curb Weight KG (EU)
1110
Curb Weight LBS (EU)
2447

Engine

Engine Type
V
Cylinders
6
Engine Displacement (cc)
2294
Engine Displacement (cui)
140
Engine (l)
2.3
Engine HP
100
Engine PS
101
Engine KW
74
@RPM
5300
Engine Max Torque (NM)
176
Engine Max Torque (Lb-Ft)
130
Engine Max Torque (kgf-m)
17.95
Engine Max Torque RPM
3000
Fueltype
Gasoline
Fuel system
Carburator
Charge system
Naturally aspirated
Unless noted otherwise, DIN rated horsepower and torque is given.

Transmission

Transmission Type
Manual
Number of gears
5

Chassis

Engine position
Front
Drive Train
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity Liter
58

Performance (Factory Claim)

Top Speed Km/h
186
Top Speed MP/H
116
Acceleration 0-100 km/h | 0-62 Mph in sec.
10.1

Brakes and suspension

Front Brakes
Disks
Rear Brakes
Drums
Front Suspension
Coil Springs
Rear Suspension
Leaf Springs
Standard Tire Size
185/70R13H

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Technical Specifications
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Last modified
23/02/2023

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