How much horsepower does a 1957 Ford Thunderbird have?

How much horsepower does a 1957 Ford Thunderbird have?

1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Specifications:

Engine: 5.1-liter 16-valve OHV naturally aspirated V-8
Output: 272 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 338 pound-feet of torque at 3,400 rpm
Bore x stroke: 3.8 x 3.44 inches
Compression ratio: 9.7:1
Fuel feed: Two quad-barrel Holley 4V carburetors

Are Thunderbirds supercharged?

The supercharged Ford Thunderbird concept is powered by a 3.9-liter 390 horsepower supercharged V-8 engine. It was designed to gauge consumer interest in a performance-tuned version of Fords iconic two-seat sports roadster.

What engines were available in the 1957 Thunderbird?

The first generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a two-seat convertible produced by Ford for the 1955 to 1957 model year, the first 2-seat Ford since 1938….Ford Thunderbird (first generation)

Ford Thunderbird
Engine 292 cu in (4.8 L) Y-block V8 312 cu in (5.1 L) Y-block V8
Transmission 2-speed Fordomatic automatic 3-speed overdrive manual

How much horsepower does a 312 Ford engine have?

260 horsepower
The 312 engine variously made 210, 215, 225, 235, or 245 horsepower depending on the model year. Starting in 1956, Mercury dealers also offered a performance kit with alternate heads and camshaft, and a twin-four-barrel induction system that bumped 312 output up to 260 horsepower.

Did this 1957 Ford Thunderbird get away?

! This Ford Thunderbird got away, but there are more like it here. This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is one of approximately 200 F-code models produced to homologate the supercharged Thunderbirds for NASCAR competition.

What kind of supercharger does a 1957 Thunderbird have?

Many automotive enthusiasts are aware of the handful of 1957 Thunderbirds that wore a McCulloch supercharger on the four-barrel V-8s because they are, quite frankly, the pinnacle of the 1955-1957 two-seaters.

How many Phase 1 Thunderbirds were built in 1957?

That’s right, just 15 Phase 1 supercharged 1957 Birds were built and our feature car is one of only eight known to survive. The Stubbs have owned their white Phase 1 Thunderbird since 1991, when they bought it as a basket case in Reno, Nevada.

What was the first Ford car to have a supercharger?

Among those in the know, the 1957 F-code Thunderbird is even more special, being the first Ford production cars to be equipped with a supercharger. Only 194 of these were built and are particularly desirable these days.