2016 Ford Torino Release Date, Engine, Specs, Price, Exterior – The news about a new 2016 Ford Torino car is sweeping the net. It appears that the rumors are true and that we are perhaps going to see the 2016 model released pretty soon. This is one of the most legendary muscle car that Ford has eve managed to offer and is one of the pioneering vehicles that is used in NASCAR races. As we get close to the potential release date for this vehicle, here are some stats that are currently known in this review.

First of all, the Ford Torino was initially released back in 1968. With its V8 engine it managed ot immediately produce great numbers across the board and gave us an immediate insight on what a racers should look like. The next generation only confirmed this, which was released in 1970, and continued the previously started trend, while the 1972 model gave us the Gran Torino car which was its first eve model under that name. Later on the most sought and perhaps most popular option came with the release of the Torino GT which was a NASCAR nameplate car used in many races at that period.

2016 Ford Torino
2016 Ford Torino

With the initially news that the Ford Torino is making a comeback there was many news and acclaim. The news sped quickly and there was a lot of noise on when it can appear. The initial reports were actually fake as it proved to be but it was confirmed this year that the car is on its way. What is still a mystery is its exact release date as it is rumored for it being a 2016 model.

2016 Ford Torino exterior

What we are expecting to see on the outside of the 2016 Ford Torino is a design which is familiar to the fans of this particular brand. There not going to be many discrepancies with the style of the car that you were used to have, but there are going to be some changes in the modern sense of the word. This means that the car is going to be a looker as it adopts some very attractive features. At the front expect a curved sharp look which is already a standard for this kind of a vehicle while there is no bumper added. The 2016 is going to be a few inches longer that the last car that came out of Ford’s production under the name of Torino, which allow it to adopt new kinds of uses and gain some new features like that.

2016 Ford Torino front
2016 Ford Torino front

As always, in order to enhance the performance of the car, the front side is going to be placed lower than the back. This also gives the vehicle a cooler, racer type look which is more than appearing on the road. The body is going to be mainly made from an aluminum based alloy which will account for the vehicles light weight and also bring a performance upgrade as well. Additionally, LED technology is added to the headlamps which complete the changes. Overall speaking the car is going to match some characteristics and will still retain its familiar shape that it had from before. But it will resemble the original in its basic form only while other features are going to be modernized and added promptly.

2016 Ford Torino back
2016 Ford Torino back

Interior

The inside of the car has not been discussed so much as the imperative was more on the vehicle’s performance and looks. Nevertheless the car is going to receive some kind of an update inside but it was not thoroughly discussed till now. What we are expecting is an all new interior which will support the vehicle’s performance abilities. It will certainly have a kind of a racer like inside which needs to be bolstered with some technological updates so the vehicle can go with the times. Lowering the steering wheel is something that is going to be made so better handling is allowed while we already know that with a few inches added to the dimensions of the outside, the inside will get more legroom for the passengers.

2016 Ford Torino interior
2016 Ford Torino interior

Additionally a leather trim on the inside is going to be an appropriate addition. Safety is going to be an important factor as this kind of a vehicle is something that needs to have a few safety additions, just in case. But the technology needs to do its part on the entertainment front. Some new speakers are a good thing while GPS, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and other standard features are a must now. What every Ford car now gets is a 8-inch LCD matted on the dashboard, and it will certainly be seen in the Torino. This allows the driver full knowledge about everything happening with the car at all times.

Engine

It is not going to be enough only to go on the popularity that a name of the car brings, there needs to be some performance added in order to prove that the 2016 Ford Torino is going to be a contender on the market. It means that the car needs to offer a good powertrain setup to make it and the Torino starts with a 5.0 liter V8 Ti-VCT which is borrowed from the Mustang GT car. It is a great choice for a muscle car as it enables 35 horsepower, using 93-octane fuel and a torque of 400 lb-ft.  This also means an acceleration rate of 4 seconds to gain 0-60 mph while the top speed is around 170 mph. Also this time there is an added level to the Torino as it comes with better fuel economy specs, consequence of the new engine setup. The EPA ratings are now 15 mpg city/25 mpg hwy.

Release date and price

As these are still fairly new news, there are little information to go on which can reveal the release date to us. We are expecting to see the car out by the end of next year as trough that period many questions which are left are going to be answered. Also expect a price tag of somewhere around $ 40,000. The car is reported that it will appear on the Australian market first while the 2016 Ford Torino hits the US next.