Ford Thunderbird

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 6.4 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 300 bhp (304 PS/224 kW) at 4600 rpm and 579 Nm (427 lbft/59 kgm) at 2800 rpm respectively. A 3 speed automatic transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. The Ford Thunderbird weighs a claimed 2023 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?
2023 kg
What size engine?
6.4 litre, 6387 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
304 PS / 300 bhp / 224 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
579 Nm / 427 ft.lb / 59 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Ford Thunderbird models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW

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Ford Thunderbird data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2877 mm 113.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1549 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1524 mm 60 inches
Length 5220 mm 205.5 inches
Width 1956 mm 77 inches
Height 1334 mm 52.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 2023 kg 4460 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 6.4 litre
6387 cc
(389.759 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 102.9 × 96 mm
4.05 × 3.78 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 47 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 579 Nm (427 ft·lb) (59 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque 90.65 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1139.2 kPa (165.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 798.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 150.36 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
110.58 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
148.29 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.04 kg/kW
15.11 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-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID71082
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Ford Thunderbird added before December 1995.
Last modified 2015-04-27.