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Mercury Cougar XR-7 '67
Mercury Cougar XR-7 '67
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mercury
Displacement 6391cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Engine Ford FE 390
Max Power 309 BHP (319 HP)
Performance Points 462 PP
Max Torque 428.91 ft-lb
Top Speed 121 miles per hour (195 km/h) (MAX)
Length 4824 mm
Width 1808 mm
Height 1316 mm
Weight 1,418 kilograms (3,130 lb)

The Mercury Cougar XR-7 '67 is a Road car produced by Mercury. It appears in Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

In-game descriptionEdit

"A premium 2-door hardtop that branched out from the popular Mustang."


Following its release in mid-1964, the Mustang went on to be a tremendous hit over the next two years. The next step which Ford took was the introduction of a premium model that utilized Mustang components. The result was the Mercury Cougar, released in 1967.

The Cougar's wheel base was extended 3 inches from the Mustang chassis, and a chic hardtop body was added on top.

The suspension was tuned to improve ride quality, and for the exterior, retractable headlights were added. It had many details that were appropriate for the high-quality Mercury brand. The Cougar's concept was the combine the lightweight Mustang with the quality of a Thunderbird, and the superb result is as expected.

While the Cougar was only available in a 2-door hardtop, two variations were made available: the base model and a higher-grade "XR-7" model. Furthermore, there was a sporty GT-E package, which could be combined with either the base model or the XR-7.

The standard engine in the 1967 model was the 197 HP, 289ci OHV V8. Available engine options included a 216 HP, 289ci, a 319 HP, 390ci, and finally a powerful 330 HP, 390ci V8. The lack of a straight-6 engine option was intended to differentiate the Cougar from the Mustang.

The Cougar also competed in the famed SCCA Trans-Am racing series. In 1967, in commemoration of this, a limited number of Group 2 cars were sold, equipped with engines tuned to specs equal to the Shelby GT 350.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 47.280 Credits. It is a simplified car.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mercury Cougar XR-7 '67 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 35,886 Credits. An alternative way to obtain this car is by winning the NASCAR Series in B-Spec. It is a Level 7 car.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 47,280 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car is showcased but cannot be bought in the now separate Mercury dealership. It must be bought at the 1980's Used Car Dealership for around 32,000 Credits, depending on the mileage. Alternatively, this car can be received as a prize for completing the S-License.

GT2Edit

This car can be bought at the Ford dealership for 12,000 Credits.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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