Ford Thunderbird Landau, 1968 MY

This car has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The Ford Thunderbird Landau's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 6.4 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 315 bhp (319 PS/235 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 579 N·m (427 lb·ft/59 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The stated kerb weight is 2111 kg.

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Ford Thunderbird Landau, 1968 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5319 mm
How heavy?
2111 kg
What size engine?
6.4 litre, 6387 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
319 PS / 315 bhp / 235 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
579 Nm / 427 ft.lb / 59 kgm @ 2800 rpm

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1968 Ford Thunderbird Landau data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2977 mm 117.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1575 mm 62 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 5319 mm 209.4 inches
Width 1963 mm 77.3 inches
Height 1356 mm 53.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 2111 kg 4654 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 91.3 litres 20.1 UK Gal 24.1 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 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
(gross)
319 PS (315 bhp) (235 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
49.3 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
579 Nm (427 ft·lb) (59 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
90.65 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1139.2 kPa (165.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 798.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 151.29 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
111.27 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
149.22 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.99 kg/kW
15.01 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 13.70 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 5½ x 15
Wheel size rear 5½ x 15
Tyres front 8.15 x 15
Tyres rear 8.15 x 15
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID90827
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Ford Thunderbird Landau added 2002-01-10.
Last modified 2015-04-30.