Ford Thunderbird SC Automatic, 1990 MY

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 3.8 litre supercharged 6 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 210 bhp (213 PS/157 kW) at 4000 rpm and 427 N·m (315 lb·ft/43.5 kgm) at 2600 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic set of gears. The Ford Thunderbird SC weighs a quoted 1739 kg at the kerb.

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Ford Thunderbird SC Automatic, 1990 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5047 mm
How heavy?
1739 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

Ford Thunderbird models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3797 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1604 kg
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 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
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 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 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 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 5M 3980 cm3 225 PS 222 bhp 166 kW 1730 kg
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
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Automatic data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2870 mm 113 inches
Track/tread (front) 1554 mm 61.2 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 1739 kg 3834 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code 99C
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 eloectronic 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)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 122.44 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
90.05 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
120.76 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.1 kg/kW
18.55 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 power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7J x 16
Wheel size rear 7J x 16
Tyres front P225/60 R 16 97V
Tyres rear P225/60 R 16 97V
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 274 mm
Rear brake diameter 257 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 3.27
general
Carfolio.com ID441188
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1990 Ford Thunderbird SC Automatic added 2015-11-15.
Last modified 2015-11-15.