What do you think of this rendering?
These days when most people talk about classic Ford muscle cars, they’re referring to the Mustang as well as the Shelby models. For far too many the Torino has been largely skipped over, forgotten. That might explain why Instagram account wb.artist20 decided to take on the challenge of rendering a modernized version of the 1970 Ford Torino GT.
An effect of the 1970 Ford Torino GT not being remembered with fondness if at all is that values aren’t sky-high. Born from the Fairlane, the 1968 to 1971 Torino GT was given a name Ford brass through would make it seem more aggressive. Despite the Clint Eastwood movie Gran Torino being a huge hit, as well as Starsky and Hutch shining a light on Ford’s muscle car, it’s just not all that popular these days.
That makes a Torino GT a surprisingly affordable classic muscle car to acquire, although some would question if it’s really worth the investment. However, the Torino Cobras (which were launched in 1969) are highly sought after collector’s items these days, so prices for those are considerably higher.
Instead of going wild with this rendering, the artist practices more restraint than we often see. The muscle car has been lowered and it wears large wheels tucked in nicely, but the look isn’t extreme overall. The front fascia is probably the biggest departure from the original look of the car, especially with the four block-like headlights, LED strips below, and the subtle front splitter.
We like how the hood scoop looks similar to the original and that the car wears the same graphic down the sides as the example. And while the artist played this rendering conservatively, we feel it may be a little too plain and boring.
What do you think of this imagined modern version of the 1970 Ford Torino GT? Leave a comment and let us know.