The “SC” is the supercharged, intercooled, high-performance variant of the Thunderbird. When it debuted, it was one of the few RWD American cars (Cougar, Corvette) that came with independent rear suspension. A slick shifting 5spd manual transmission from Mazda came standard, as well as a “Traction-Lok” limited-slip differential
The suspension employs Ford’s “automatic ride control” that utilizes a control module to monitor speed sensors, brake pressure, steering sensors, and acceleration from the ECM. The data is used to soften or firm up the shocks appropriately within milliseconds. For example, the shocks will firm up during hard cornering, yet will change to a smooth setting on the highway. The driver can manually select a “firm” ride at any given time
While the SC’s supercharged engine features the same 3.8L displacement as the base car, there are quite a few differences internally. For example, the SC uses a forged crankshaft, bespoke billet roller cam, and hypereutectic aluminum-alloy pistons. The high silicone content of hypereutectic pistons increases its thermal stability, and therefore increases the piston’s resistance to knock damage. Engine computers of this time were still relatively primitive when it came to knock control, so forged aluminum (or hypereutectic) pistons were commonly used (with low compression ratios) to decrease the chance of damage from detonation – especially with forced induction
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of the Super Coupe (SC)
The only year to have silver buttons on the climate control and CD player
1994 was the first year of significant changes (both cosmetic and mechanical). Super Coupes received an uprated Eaton M90 supercharger. This new unit, with its epoxy-coated rotors, could flow more than the old supercharger despite having a larger pulley. Power jumped to 230HP @ 4500 RPM and 330 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM. Other engine changes include higher-flowing 36lb/hour injectors and a revised cam profile
The SC was discontinued after 1995
18k original miles
Well preserved – suited for judging
All factory markings and decals are still clearly visible in the engine bay
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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