1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo

The Ford Thunderbird Turbo is a rear wheel drive road car, with its engine positioned in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell. Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 2.3 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 162 bhp (164 PS/121 kW) at 4600 rpm and 241 N·m (178 lb·ft/24.6 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1378 kg.

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1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5019 mm
How heavy?
1378 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2301 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
164 PS / 162 bhp / 121 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
241 Nm / 178 ft.lb / 24.6 kgm @ 3600 rpm

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2301 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW

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1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2641 mm 104 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5019 mm 197.6 inches
Width 1806 mm 71.1 inches
Height 1351 mm 53.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.9
Kerb weight 1378 kg 3038 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2301 cc
(140.416 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96 × 79.4 mm
3.78 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 164 PS (162 bhp) (121 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 70.4 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 241 Nm (178 ft·lb) (24.6 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque 104.74 Nm/litre
1.27 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1316.2 kPa (190.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.25 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
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 119.2 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
87.67 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
117.56 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.41 kg/kW
19.05 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID11462
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1986 Ford Thunderbird Turbo added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.