Ford GT70 (1970-1973)
The Ford GT70 was a limited production sports car designed by Ercole Spada, made by Ford UK in 1970 and intended for use in the World Rally Championship. It was designed to compete with rally cars such as the Porsche 911 and Renault Alpine.
The GT70 featured a mid-mounted engine with rear-wheel-drive. It was initially designed to use a range of engines, with the first ones being fitted with the 2.6-litre Cologne V6 from the Ford Capri RS2600 developing 240 hp. It was not a success and in the end only six GT70s were ever built.
World Rally Championship rule changes effectively put an end to the further development of the GT70. Instead, Ford entered the Ford Escort, fitted with the new four-cylinder BDA engine.