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Ford Ka '01
Ford-ka-01
Appears in Gran Turismo 2 (RM)[1]
Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[2]
Interior in GT6 Simple[3]
Manufacturer Ford
Displacement 1297cc
Drivetrain FF[4]
Engine Ford Endura-E 1.3
Max Power 59 HP
Max Torque 77.39 ft-lb
0-60 Mph 18.7 seconds
Standing Quarter Mile 25.6 seconds
Top Speed 113 miles per hour (182 km/h)
Length 3620mm
Width 1631mm
Height 1368mm
Weight 965 kilograms (2,130 lb)

The Ford Ka '01 is a German microcar manufactured by the Ford Motor Corporation since 1996. The car was designed by Ford to be small, practical, and cost effective, optimal for operation in Europe's crowded cities. Therefore, performance has been sacrificed for ergonomics.

This microcar first appears in Gran Turismo 2, and has since returned in Gran Turismo 4 and its sequels. It also appeared in Gran Turismo Concept.

PerformanceEdit

The Ford Ka is not very fast at all. It is slow yet nimble.

Gran Turismo 4Edit

The car, like many microcars, is underpowered, sporting a 1.3 liter straight-four producing 59 hp at 5,000rpm. The car is front-engined and front-wheel-drive. Despite the car's statistics, it is incredibly light, weighing only 965 kilograms (2,130 lb). The car's acceleration times are slow, and an asking price of 12,920 Credits new is fairly high when there are a multitude of much more powerful, competitive used vehicles available at half the price.

Extra acceleration timesEdit

  • 0-100 mph: 1 minute 37.7 seconds (inaccurate, taken whilst steering)
  • 1000m (2/3 mile): 42.6 seconds @ 85 mph

DescriptionEdit

"A car with a distinctly modern feel, that emphasizes both utility and balanced driving."


Ford has a completely different image in Europe that it does in the US. The main reason is that it sells different cars and while pickups and SUVs may be the norm here, over on the Continent, the company specializes in small cars.

One such car was the Ka, probably one of the most unusual-looking cars to wear the Blue Oval.

The Ka was featured for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in 1996, based on another popular Ford in Europe, the Fiesta. The Ka was almost kei class in its dimensions with an overall length of 142.5 inches. It came in only 3-door hatchback form.

The styling was what's most noteworthy about the Ka. The term "cute" had often been used to describe its rounded body and distinctive face. The styling was executed by Ford designers all over the world, and reflected what the company called "new-age design". Under the Ka's short hood was a 1.3-liter inline-4 that produced 59 HP. It was coupled to a light body so the Ka displayed adequate punch from a standstill.

The Ka never made it stateside, but did enter the Japan market in 1999. It was popular initially, but because it was available only with a 5-speed manual gearbox, it was never able to surpass comparable domestic cars. Sales of the Ka stopped in 2001.

AcquistionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Ford New Cars Dealership for 12,920 Credits.

GT2Edit

This car can be bought at the Ford Dealership in South City for 15,000 Credits.

NotesEdit

  1. Available to be Race Modified
  2. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  3. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  4. Front-Engined, Front Wheel drive

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