The Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III: A Legendary Muscle Car Milestone
Unveiled in the early 1970s, this iconic vehicle stands as a testament to raw power, performance, and a defining moment in the Australian automotive landscape. The Phase III GT-HO not only pushed boundaries but also became a symbol of dominance on the streets and racetracks, etching its legacy into the annals of automotive history.
Unleashing the Power
The Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III, short for “High Output Phase III,” was powered by a 351-cubic-inch (5.8-liter) Cleveland V8 engine. However, its true power lay in its engineering. With a 780-cfm Holley carburetor, high-lift camshaft, and a 3.5:1 Detroit Locker differential, the Phase III produced a staggering 380 horsepower and 515 Nm of torque. This explosive combination of power and torque enabled the Phase III to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in just under 6 seconds, an astonishing feat for its time.