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Figures & Specs: Ford Thunderbird 390 Convertible 3rd Gen. - [1961]

Ford Thunderbird Engine & Transmission | Figures & Specs.

Ford Thunderbird Engine:

The Cabriolet version of the Thunderbird model has a 6384 cc (389.5 ci) 16 valve V 8 Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine.

Ford Thunderbird Transmission:

This particular Ford Thunderbird 390 Convertible 3rd Gen. 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 6384 cc (389.5 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 304 bhp (226 kW) @ 4600 rpm.

Ford Thunderbird Torque:

The Ford Thunderbird produces torque measuring 427 lb-ft (578.9 Nm) @ 2800 rpm.

Ford Thunderbird Power to Weight:

The Thunderbird weighs around 1960 kg (4321 lb). Power to weight can be calculated at 155.1 bhp per metric ton or alternatively as 217.8 lb-ft of torque per ton.

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

Ford Thunderbird Top Speed:

The Ford Thunderbird 390 Convertible 3rd Gen. - [1961] has a top speed of 125 mph (201.1 kph)

Ford Thunderbird Acceleration:

This Thunderbird accelerates 0-60mph (96.6 kph) in 8.4 seconds or 0-100kph in 8.7s and can achieve an estimated 1/4 mile drag time in 14.51 seconds with a trap speed of 89.2 mph.

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Ford Thunderbird 390 Convertible 3rd Gen. - [1961]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1961 | Type: Cabriolet
  • Engine: 6384 cc (389.5 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V 8
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 3 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 125 mph (201.1 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 8.4 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 8.7 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 25.4 secs
  • Power: 304 bhp (226 kW) @ 4600 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1960 kgs (4321 lbs)
  • Torque: 427 lb-ft (578.9 Nm) @ 2800 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.26 secs @ 89.2 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 155.1 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 217.8 lb-ft
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