2018 Ford Thunderbird Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – The first Thunderbird entered the production in 1955, and the 2018 Ford Thunderbird has that gap between now and 1955 as a legacy and that is a long road. The Ford Thunderbird traveled through it in eleven generations. Eleven generations of rise and fall. The design of this car was so special that eventually created a market niche that became known as the personal luxury car.
Basically it was a sporty two-seat convertible. And believe it or not, it was not marketed as a sports car. It was a bullet meant for a personal luxury car as a target – a planned, successful marketing. Three years after the initial release, the Ford Thunderbird got the second row of seats. It only got larger in the next few decades (physically and metaphorically). Everything went really good for Ford, until the 1990’s, when large two door coupes became unpopular. Ford tried to revive the Ford Thunderbird’s assembly line in 2002 and it lasted until 2005. That was the end of eleven generations of this truly great car.
However, there were some ripples on the surface lately, so maybe, we are going to see a new reincarnation of the Ford Thunderbird and there are some concepts floating around. In this review we are going to present to you everything we know about the new 2018 Ford Thunderbird concept.
2018 Ford Thunderbird Concept
The retro style of the 2002 Ford Thunderbird wasn’t good enough to stick around for more years. It was too retro and maybe that is going to be a cue which will bring the new 2018 Ford Thunderbird to the top of the ladder. The 2018 Ford Thunderbird concept is still in works. Don’t get me wrong, the name is too familiar to be simply abandoned. Ford is going to use it, at least once more. But only after they are sure that, the concept,is good enough to be pushed into the production.
2018 Ford Thunderbird Exterior
The exterior of 2004 Ford Thunderbird had that retro look. I personally don’t know why that look wasn’t good enough for all those Ford enthusiasts out there, but what do I know? It looks like customers want strength more than elegance, raw look more than the slick one…We expect the design which resembles the new Camaro more than the traditional look
The 2018 Ford Thunderbird exterior is certainly not going to look anything close to the “James Bond” style used in the last one. The front grille will get bigger, it will get two more spoilers on the sides and a littler steeper nose lines. The headlights and taillights are going to get the new design, with the use of new (LED) technologies. We expect the design which resembles the new Camaro more than the traditional look. The 2018 Ford Thunderbird convertible is something we hope we can get.
2018 Ford Thunderbird Interior
2018 Ford Thunderbird interior is going to get bigger. It doesn’t matter if it is a two seat vehicle it is going to look big. Seats are going to be made of high quality leather – heated and ventilated. Every new Ford’s vehicle has MyFord infotainment system, so we can expect one here too. With bigger car, bigger interior, you will get more leg space, a redesigned console made of high quality plastic and wood (for a higher trim level).
2018 Ford Thunderbird Engine Specs
The 2018 Ford Thunderbird engine specs is still roaming in the area of unknown, or at least the uncertain. Everything is in the world of speculations, and you simply cannot believe anyone who says he “knows” the correct specs. Even our “spies” couldn’t say anything with certain. So, lets play with some speculations.
If we were guessing, that would be mirrored through the history of this car. The most predictable engine variation would be the 4.0 liter V8 AJ-35 (because it was present on the previous version). If that would be a case, than it would be supported with the ETC. It is going to have somewhere about 252 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. But if we look at these in some sort of retrospective, and take into the consideration the time frame between the previous version and this one (or the future one), than we have to look it through the glasses of progress. And through those glasses we cannot see something old and outdated. Maybe the new 3,9 liter V8 will do the trick. Speculations, speculations….
2018 Ford Thunderbird Release Date and Price
Obviously there are no mentioned dates anywhere. The wild guess would be somewhere around the 60th anniversary of the first version release, so the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2018. Judging by the prices of its competitors, the 2018 Ford Thunderbird price could be somewhere about 30,000 dollars.
In the end, this car has been through a lot of bad and good times. Fifties and sixties were the golden age, comparing to seventies and nineties. The 2004 model was a good try, but the customers changed a lot. Much more than the “company” could predict.
The revival of the Ford Thunderbird in the shape of the “2018 prefix”, is uncertain at least. But there are some justified predictions, speculations, rumors (lots of different synonyms for guessing) that there will be a 2018 Ford Thunderbird release. If not this year, than during the next year. If Ford doesn’t give us anything for the 60th anniversary, then when? A lot depends on the awaited release of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 vehicle, which may affect the release date even further. Only time will tell what will come in the upcoming period.
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