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Ford Thunderbird

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Ford Thunderbird

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7539 cm3 / 460.1 cu in / 460.1 cu in, 158.1 kW / 212.0 hp / 212.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 464.0 N·m / 342.2 lb·ft / 342.2 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1972
ModelThunderbirdIssued until
SerieThunderbirdNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5486 mm / 216.0 in / 216.0 inTotal (curb) weight2089 kg / 4605 lb / 4605 lb
Width2014 mm / 79.3 in / 79.3 inDry weight
Height1323 mm / 52.1 in / 52.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3058 mm / 120.4 in / 120.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1602 mm / 63.1 in / 63.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.4 sq ft / 24.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore110.7 mm / 4.36 in / 4.36 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke97.8 mm / 3.85 in / 3.85 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply1 Au carbEngine displacement7539 cm3 / 460.1 cu in / 460.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity942.38 cm3/cylinder / 57.508 cu in/cylinder / 57.508 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power158.1 kW / 212.0 hp / 212.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque464.0 N·m / 342.2 lb·ft / 342.2 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)63.2 kW / 84.8 hp / 84.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.0 kW/l / 0.461 bhp/cu in / 0.461 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque61.5 N·m/l / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.75

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio101.5 kW/ton / 76.9 bhp/ton / 76.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB), Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Thunderbird

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