The fans of Ford Thunderbird have been wondering lately whether the company is going to bring this iconic sports car back to the market. Although it hasn’t been officially announced, this race-inspired beauty might make its official debut sometime in 2020 or 2021, but these have been just rumors and predictions, so here is what we know so far about new 2020 Ford Thunderbird.
When it comes to exterior of the 2020 Ford Thunderbird, if it ever actually happens, this model is going to show some race-inspired design language. It’s going to appear as a two-door sports coupe that will be much more modern and attractive than its predecessor. Some would say that the Thunderbird might be largely inspired by its cousin Ford Mustang in many ways. While the car will keep those retro and recognizable features and keep its tradition, it will at the same time undergo some visual changes and refreshments. These would include a new mesh grille and LED lighting system. There is also a chance that the new Thunderbird could get a longer nose or a wheelbase, which will significantly improve its aerodynamics but also provide more space inside its cabin. Be that as it may, if the new Thunderbird returns, it will definitely show the perfect combination of classic and futuristic design.
To be honest, even less has been known about the interior that the 2020 Ford Thunderbird could reveal. However, the fans are aware of its race-inspired exterior that simply has to match its cabin. Therefore, the new Thunderbird should perfectly combine these sporty and luxurious features inside. As we have already mentioned, if this coupe gets a longer wheelbase, you can expect more legroom. The company should also use some high-quality materials such as leather and wood as well as some lightweight ones such as aluminum. Besides its overall comfort, the carmaker should also upgrade its technology and safety systems. A larger infotainment touch-screen display will provide some of the latest high-tech features and connectivity options such as navigation system, Wi-Fi hotspot, climate control, premium audio system, Bluetooth, Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
If Ford brings back the iconic Thunderbird, one of the most possible engine choices found under its hood includes either a 2.0 or a 2.3-liter Eco Boost that should deliver the output of 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Other options might involve a 2.7 or a 3.0-liter engine with more than 300 horsepower. The new Thunderbird might be paired with a new ten-speed automatic transmission, but these details have been based on rumors only at the moment.
2020 Ford Thunderbird Release Date and Price
As we have already said, if the new Thunderbird actually sees the light of day, it could happen sometime in 2020 or 2021. At the moment, there is no official information about its return.
- more than one engine option
- more power
- a true sports car experience.
- not confirmed
- might never happen.