Could a high-performance version of the Thunderbird be in the offing? That seemed a strong hint as Ford lifted the covers off the Thunderbird Performance Concept, a 390-horsepower version of the retro roadster. The tricked out ragtop features a supercharged, 3.9-liter V-8 and a lot of added flash, starting with the chromed louvers cut into the production car’s hood. Virtually every panel of the current T-bird was “massaged,” according to Ford design chief J Mays. Will the automaker build it? Stay tuned, but it would be in keeping with earlier pronouncements from Ford that it intends to maintain demand for the two-seater by regularly rolling out new variants.
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