The Ford Torino is an automobile which was produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976.
The car was named after the city of Turin (Torino, in Italian), considered the Italian Detroit. The name was one of several originally proposed for the Mustang while in development.
Most Torinos were conventional cars, and generally the most popular models were the 4-door sedans and 2-door hardtops. However, Ford produced some high-performance versions of the Torino by fitting them with large powerful engines. These cars are classified as muscle cars.
Ford also chose the Torino as the base for its NASCAR entrants, and it has a successful racing heritage.