1982 Ford Thunderbird V8

The Ford Thunderbird V8 is a rear wheel drive road car, with the engine positioned in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell. The Ford Thunderbird V8's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.2 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 111 bhp (113 PS/83 kW) of power at 3400 rpm, and maximum torque of 264 N·m (195 lb·ft/26.9 kgm) at 1600 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic gearbox. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1577 kg. Maximum claimed speed is 180 km/h (112 mph).

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1982 Ford Thunderbird V8 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5090 mm
How heavy?
1577 kg
What size engine?
4.2 litre, 4186 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
113 PS / 111 bhp / 83 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
264 Nm / 195 ft.lb / 26.9 kgm @ 1600 rpm
How fast?
180 km/h, 112 mph

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 114 PS 112 bhp 84 kW 1448 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4186 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW 1577 kg

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1982 Ford Thunderbird V8 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2753 mm 108.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1476 mm 58.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1448 mm 57 inches
Length 5090 mm 200.4 inches
Width 1882 mm 74.1 inches
Height 1346 mm 53 inches
Ground clearance 124 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight 1577 kg 3477 lb
Weight distribution 57 % front
fuel tank capacity 80.9 litres 17.8 UK Gal 21.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.2 litre
4186 cc
(255.445 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.5 × 76.2 mm
3.68 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.23
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
113 PS (111 bhp) (83 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
26.5 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
264 Nm (195 ft·lb) (26.9 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
63.07 Nm/litre
0.76 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 792.5 kPa (114.9 psi)
Maximum RPM 4000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 523.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
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 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 71.37 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.49 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
70.39 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.05 kg/kW
31.82 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 3.050
Turning circle 12.20 m
Front suspension I.MS.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.TrailRA.CS.
Wheel size front 5.5
Wheel size rear 5.5
Tyres front P195/75 R 14 WSW
Tyres rear P195/75 R 14 WSW
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 255 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1778 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID80619
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1982 Ford Thunderbird V8 added 2001-06-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.