1988 Ford Thunderbird SC

Ford Thunderbird SC is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The Ford Thunderbird SC's engine is a supercharged petrol, 3.8 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 210 bhp (213 PS/157 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 427 N·m (315 lb·ft/43.5 kgm) at 2600 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual transmission. Having a claimed kerb weight of 1710 kg, the Ford Thunderbird SC performs the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.4 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 15.9 seconds. It is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).

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Ford Thunderbird SC
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Key facts

1988 Ford Thunderbird SC information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5047 mm
How heavy?
1710 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
213 PS / 210 bhp / 157 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
427 Nm / 315 ft.lb / 43.5 kgm @ 2600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.4 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

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
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6990 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet 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 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 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 319 PS 315 bhp 235 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 5769 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1837 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7010 cm3 350 PS 345 bhp 257 kW 2128 kg

Similar models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1700 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3791 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1726 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1739 kg
Pontiac Banshee -
fixed-head coupé FR 4042 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1986 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1580 kg
1988 Ford Thunderbird SC data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2870 mm 113 inches
Track/tread (front) 1560 mm 61.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1529 mm 60.2 inches
Length 5047 mm 198.7 inches
Width 1847 mm 72.7 inches
Height 1339 mm 52.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1710 kg 3770 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.31
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code 99R
Cylinders V 6 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.8 litre
3791 cc
(231.341 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 86.36 mm
3.8 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
213 PS (210 bhp) (157 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
55.4 bhp/litre
0.91 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
427 Nm (315 ft·lb) (43.5 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
112.64 Nm/litre
1.36 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system Ford EEC-IV electronic fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1415.4 kPa (205.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Compressor 1 Eaton supercharger
Intercooler Y
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 124.51 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
91.58 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
122.81 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.92 kg/kW
18.24 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 unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7 x 16
Wheel size rear 7 x 16
Tyres front P225/60 VR 16
Tyres rear P225/60 VR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 276 mm
Rear brake diameter 257 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.75
Final drive ratio 2.73
general
Carfolio.com ID25476
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 Ford Thunderbird SC added before December 1995.
Last modified 2015-11-15.