2017 Ford Thunderbird Review

Ford is going to unveil their latest take on the legendary car with the 2017 Ford Thunderbird model. The release date is just around the corner so what better way to start than to present a review about it so people can get what the car is all about. This is a famous brand that people recognize on the street and are happy when they see it. This is yet another take on the legendary vehicle which delivers many things wrapped into one and is something that we have been hoping to see for a while now.

The latest model is a combination of relaxed sportiness which we have already gotten used to seeing in this American car and it goes well with the balancing performance and the touring comfort it provides. The modern convenience is going to combine with the heritage styling that adds rear wheel drive V-8 convertible roadster which is just going to continue and accumulate the fan base in various showrooms around America.

2017 Ford Thunderbird exterior

The latest 2017 Thunderbird is going to come as standard as a convertible option, as many have already expected it to be but it will feature a removable top which comes with classic porthole windows. The inside has a perfect two tone design which matches the outside well bring everything we love and like about the latest Ford product. Here is what we were able to find out in more detail.

Exterior

The newest 2017 Ford Thunderbird is actually gong to echo the standard design of the original model but will bring in many modern elements to the setup. Some of the classic elements brought back for this model is the classic egg-crate grille, seen previous in the 1957 model, and the hood scoop, which is a stable of the 1961 model. The model is going to have a total length of 6.9 cubic feet which is enough to provide very high comfort to the passengers on the inside. Added is a soft vinyl boot which can cover the black, woven soft-top once down.

This time there is going to be a new Light Sand appearance package added, which actually adds the said color choice to the top of the car so it matches to the steering wheel on the inside, shift knob, the seats and soft boot. There are far more amenities placed on the inside actually but it makes the outside also look remarkable with the added look. The car is also going to features as standard seven-spoke, 17-inch chrome wheels and will offer additionally the 17-inch 16-spoke micro-machined aluminum wheels.

2017 Ford Thunderbird badges

All in all, the fabulous look of the updated Thunderbird gives us something classic to hold on to while repressing it in a modernistic way. There are far less modern features or actually far less that you can recognize but with closer inspection you can actually see all the novelties made. Ford Thunderbird 2017 is going to be a very good looking car with great amenities and additions added to it.

Engine specs

One of the most important part of the car is of course the engine and the 2017 Ford Thunderbird sees to it that they bring in a good option under the hood. A 3.9-liter, 32-valve DOHC V-8 aluminum engine is going to be the prime choice and is what is going to power this beauty. The mentioned engine also uses variable cam timing which greatly improves the performance of the car and the fuel efficiency as well. The measured output amounts to 280 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 286 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. There are some special features that this engine is going to have like low-friction pistons, coil-on-plug ignition with platinum-tipped spark plugs, dual exhaust and one-piece die-cast aluminum case for the transmission which reduces weight.

2017 Ford Thunderbird engine

Interior

The inside of the 2017 Ford Thunderbird is a very comfortable setting which offers us a lot of added equipment and interesting additions. The instrument panel comes in a black hue with bright highlights and aluminum appliqués. The center stack has a waterfall look which is designed in a way that it flows from the instrument panel and continues to lead across the console. The standard for the car is the black leather seating upholstery but you can get a color coordinated there exclusively.

2017 Ford Thunderbird interior

The added equipment on the inside for the 2017 Thunderbird features a  power-tilt steering wheel, AM/FM stereo with in-dash six-disc CD with clock, power mirrors and windows, audiophile sound system, cup holders, a center console with storage, six-way power driver’s seats,  dual vanity mirrors, two-way power passenger seats, leather-trimmed bucket seats and second-generation air bags for added safety.

Release date and price

The much anticipated model is still a long way away from us and is going to be released next year. Although the model is closer to be finished it cannot be offered sooner so the release date states it in the middle of 2017. The price rate that you have to pay in order to own this baby is 38.500 USD.

 

 

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