A great touring sports coupe, Thunderbird balances ride quality with confident handling beautifully. Its heritage is unmistakable, but the Thunderbird is far more than a re-creation of an early design. Heritage: It’s a truly modern rendering of the original American Dream Car. A sporty 2-seat roadster with rear-wheel-drive and V8 power. Relaxed Sportiness: With 280 HP @ 6000 rpm and an optional Select Shift Transmission (SST), there’s more encouragement to muss up your hair.