'87-'88 Factory Stock Specifications
2-door 5-passenger sedan
Wheelbase F/R 58.1/58.5 in
2.3L IL4 OHC, EFI ,Turbocharged
Horsepower: 190 @ 4600
Torque: 240 @ 3400
F/R: 10.9 in. vented disc/10.2 in. vented disc
Manual: Borg Warner T-5
Automatic: Ford A4LD
PERFORMANCE (Motor Trend)
0-60: 8.59 sec.
1/4 mile: 16.48 sec @ 85.1 mph
Braking 60-0: 134 ft.
Lateral Acceleration: 0.82 g
Top Speed: 143 mph
PERFORMANCE (Road & Track)
0-60: 8.5 sec.
1/4 mile: 16.3 sec. @ 84.5 mph
Braking 60-0: 138 ft.
Lateral Acceleration: 0.79 g
Top Speed: 142 mph
1987 had arrived and development of the Thunderbird
SuperCoupe, a successor to our TurboCoupes, was not
complete. Ford decided to insert the 1987-1988
redesigned Thunderbird TurboCoupe into their lineup
as a spacer, to allow for finished production of
the SuperCoupe for model year 1989. This new T-Bird
combined a new front valence and rear-end with a few
more tricks underhood to produce the ultimate stock
TurboCoupe. The addition of intercooling significantly
increased power output. The addition of rear disc
brakes increased braking ability. Hood vents and a
sloped front end gave this Thunderbird a bird-like
appearance, in addition to plenty of power to play.