Ford Thunderbird

The Thunderbird is a car from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door coupé body style. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 5.8 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 300 bhp (304 PS/224 kW) at 4600 rpm and 515 N·m (380 lb·ft/52.5 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. It weighs a quoted 1837 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

Ford Thunderbird information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5220 mm
How heavy?
1837 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5769 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
304 PS / 300 bhp / 224 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
515 Nm / 380 ft.lb / 52.5 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Ford Thunderbird models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4601 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1724 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1604 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1610 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW 1604 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4942 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1739 kg
Ford Thunderbird SC -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3791 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1710 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 319 PS 315 bhp 235 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1947 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1945 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1867 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7038 cm3 355 PS 350 bhp 261 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7010 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 2128 kg

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6386 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5618 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6386 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5894 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5894 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 8A 2998 cm3 326 PS 322 bhp 240 kW 154.0 CO2 1630 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FA 6M 2998 cm3 326 PS 322 bhp 240 kW 179.0 CO2 1685 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FA 8A 2998 cm3 326 PS 322 bhp 240 kW 162.0 CO2 1700 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FA 6M 2998 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1735 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FA 8A 2998 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1751 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FA 6M 2998 cm3 326 PS 322 bhp 240 kW 179.0 CO2 1685 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6999 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6999 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6999 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6999 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6999 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1553 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1549 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1562 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6490 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1969 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5354 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5354 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
Ford Thunderbird data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2870 mm 113 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1448 mm 57 inches
Length 5220 mm 205.5 inches
Width 1956 mm 77 inches
Height 1334 mm 52.5 inches
Ground clearance 159 mm 6.3 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1837 kg 4050 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.8 litre
5769 cc
(352.046 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.9 mm
4 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
52 bhp/litre
0.85 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
515 Nm (380 ft·lb) (52.5 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
89.27 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.6:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1121.8 kPa (162.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 721.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 165.58 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
121.78 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
163.31 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.21 kg/kW
13.72 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID11187
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Ford Thunderbird added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.