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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Deluxe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible w/Hardtop Premium 17 23 $35,706 $38,890
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 17 23 $32,556 $35,390
2-Door Convertible Premium 17 23 $33,456 $36,960
2-Door Convertible w/Hardtop Deluxe 17 23 $34,806 $37,890
2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,556
$53,117
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,390
$61,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$1018 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 55.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 52.6 75.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 53.8
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 186.3 177.8
Height, Overall (in) 52.1 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.2 103.1
Liftover Height (in) 23.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 72.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.9 8.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50VR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50VR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3775 3840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Comapct
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 4300 320 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.9L/238 4.3L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 252 @ 6100 300 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System MPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.424
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.753
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.180
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.266
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.357
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Thunderbird Lexus SC 430
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.22 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear SLA Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
 
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