|Ford Ka '01|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2 (RM)|
Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||Ford Endura-E 1.3|
|Max Power||59 BHP (60 PS; 44 kW)|
|Performance Points||277 PP|
|Max Torque||77.4 lb-ft (104.9 N·m; 10.7 kg·m)|
|0-60 Mph||18.060 seconds|
|Standing Quarter Mile||21.667 seconds|
|Top Speed||113 miles per hour (182 km/h)|
|Weight||875 kilograms (1,930 lb) (GT2)|
965 kilograms (2,130 lb) (GTC-GT6)
|Power/Weight Ratio||14.83 kg (32.7 lb) per horsepower (GT2)|
16.36 kg (36.1 lb) per horsepower (GTC-GT6)
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 since then it returned in every main game after, with the exception of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport. It also appeared in Gran Turismo Concept and Gran Turismo PSP.
Eleven colors are available for this car:
- Cuirass Metallic
- Moondust Silver Metallic
- Panther Black Metallic
- Radiant Red Solid
- Pepper Red Metallic
- Copper Glow Metallic
- Aquamarine Frost Metallic
- Electric Green Metallic
- Pacific Green Metallic
- Amparo Blue Metallic
- Belladonna Solid
"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 U.S. 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.
This car can be bought at the Ford Dealership in South City for 15,000 Credits.
This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.
This car can be bought at the Ford New Cars Dealership for 12,920 Credits.
This car can be purchased for 12,920 Credits.
This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 9,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased for 12,920 Credits. It has a simple interior.
- The Gran Turismo 2 version of this car is right-hand drive, with the rear fog light on the right. The rest of the games use a left-hand-drive model.
- There is an unused racing modification for this car in the game files. Said unused racing modification is a duplicate of the regular racing modification, albeit with different wheels, reused from the racing modifications of the two 1998 Subaru Legacy. However, the body code is not attached properly to the base car, and as such if it is added to the garage via cheat devices, it will default to the specifications and nameplate banner of the Mazda RX-7 A-Spec LM Edition (the first entry in the vehicle ID header in SYSTEM.DAT). (see pictures)