North American International Auto Show 2001

2002 Ford Thunderbird
The 2002 Ford Thunderbird
The 2002 Ford Thunderbird

This two-seat convertible roadster has a style reminiscent of the original Thunderbirds of the 1950's.

Powering the Thunderbird is a brand new, all-aluminum, 3.9-liter, DOHC, 32-valve, V-8 engine, producing 252 horsepower at 6100 rpm and 267 ft-lbs of torque at 4300 rpm. This engine drives a close-ratio five-speed automatic transmission.

Although the 8-track player is gone, the interior still has some of the feel of the vintage T-birds.

The Thunderbird comes standard as a convertible, with an optional removable hardtop that incorporates the distinctive porthole window. The pricing for the 2002 Thunderbird will range from about $35,000 to $39,000.