1979 Ford GTK (Ghia)
Ford GTK (Ghia), 1979 - Interior
Ford GTK (Ghia) - Turin Motor Show 1979
Ford GTK (Ghia), 1979 - Design Sketch
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Ford Fiesta GTK (Grand Touring Kombi) - Station Wagon Prototype
FORD CONCEPT CAR — The Ford Fiesta GTK — a station-wagon design for the future — was developed at Ford's Ghia Studio in Turin, Italy. The metallic-gold car has a 94-inch wheelbase and provides maximum space for a driver, four passengers and their luggage. The Fiesta GTK's interior has a special tubular instrument panel that is a natural extension of a circular center console. An on-board computer and an electronic digital-display instrument panel provide the driver with exact trip information.
Ford Motor Company
Highly futuristic, the GTK concept stood for Grand Touring Kombi. It was intended as a sporty, aerodynamic grand touring car with ample luggage space.
GTK Concept was built on an extended Fiesta platform. It featured a number of advanced elements, including electric side windows, an on-board computer and digital instrumentation.
Its design included a central greenhouse effect for the passenger area, which even incorporated glass side pillars. Other GTK features included headlights behind electrically controlled panels. Aero ducts behind these panels channelled air over the bonnet and roof.
Ford Media Site
Though the wedge-shaped Ford Fiesta GTK station wagon prototype had a small 94-inch wheelbase, it still provided a spacious interior. Experimental tubular instrument panel and circular center console housed an on-board computer and digital displays. The Fiesta GTK five-spoke wheels predicted those used on production 1972-74 Mustangs.