The Ford Thunderbird could act more like the Phoenix as the well-known sports car series could return to its winners in the near future.
Or at least that’s what a Ford Authority report claims, citing unnamed company sources who told them that Blue Oval Thunderbird’s revival was seen as a “somewhat indirect” rival to the Chevrolet Corvette.
Although Thunderbird and Corvette were initially competitors, the former quickly became a more luxurious grand tour. If true, and take it with a grain of salt, Ford will repeat history and its new car will not compete with the C8 Corvette. It will not be a mid-engine supercar and according to the source it will be a great traveler.
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We reached out to Ford for comment and will update this story when we hear.
It leaves much to be desired for the future, such as what the car will drive, how it will compare to the Mustang, and how many seats it will have. Still, the news could be encouraging for fans of classic Americana.
The report follows the previous discovery of a trademark application called “Thunderbird” filed by Ford in January 2021. Meanwhile, in December 2020, Jason Castriota, Ford’s global brand director for battery-powered electric vehicles, said the company would be open to mining beyond the return of previous nameplates.
This, of course, makes Thunderbird wonder if it will be an EV. After all, the name already refers to lightning like other EVs in the automaker’s lineup. Unfortunately, we have to wait a little longer before we can be sure.