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Figures & Specs: Ford Thunderbird 312 - [1956]

Ford Thunderbird Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Ford Thunderbird Engine:

The Cabriolet version of the Thunderbird model has a 5116 cc (312.1 ci) 16 valve V 8 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

Ford Thunderbird Transmission:

This particular Ford Thunderbird 312 has a 3 speed / Auto gearbox with the power being delivered through it's RWD system.

Ford Thunderbird Power & Torque | Figures & Specs.

Ford Thunderbird Power:

The Thunderbird's 5116 cc (312.1 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 225 bhp (167 kW) @ 4600 rpm.

Ford Thunderbird Torque:

The Ford Thunderbird produces torque measuring 324 lb-ft (439.2 Nm) @ 2600 rpm.

Ford Thunderbird Power to Weight:

The Thunderbird weighs around 1575 kg (3472 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 142.8 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 205.7 lb-ft of torque per ton.

Ford Thunderbird Top Speed & Acceleration Performance | Figures & Specs.

Ford Thunderbird Top Speed:

The Ford Thunderbird 312 - [1956] has a top speed of 113 mph (181.8 kph)

Ford Thunderbird Acceleration:

This Thunderbird accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 10.2 seconds or 0-100kph in 10.5s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.66 seconds with a trap speed of 86.5 mph.

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Ford Thunderbird 312 - [1956]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1956 | Type: Cabriolet
  • Engine: 5116 cc (312.1 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V 8
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 3 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 113 mph (181.8 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 10.2 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 10.5 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 225 bhp (167 kW) @ 4600 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1575 kgs (3472 lbs)
  • Torque: 324 lb-ft (439.2 Nm) @ 2600 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.73 secs @ 86.5 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 142.8 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 205.7 lb-ft
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