Monday, December 31, 2012

Thunderbird Once Again?

Rather than starting with a base photo for this 2015 Thunderbird, I used a black Sharpie and did a quick sketch on paper. Then I scanned the illustration and "played" with it in Photoshop to work it up. This Thunderbird would be a 4-seat personal luxury sport coupe to pick up where the 1971s left off. Power would come from an EcoBoost family V6s with hybrid assist. Rear-wheel drive biased all-wheel drive standard. Aerodynamics would be managed extremely well with a cd in the low .20s.

Still Unique in all the World and Happy New Year!


  1. This is different! It seems like a sketch that a head designer would give to the new guy and say: See what you can do with this. A new Thunderbird with some references to the mid-sixties or is that my imagination?


  2. Casey,This is cool ! First I think what Bob said about the sketch itself is rite on and the concept is great! Ive been bitching about the 02 retro,Nissan Figaro inspired , TBird long enough!
    This direction ,hinting of The Birds "personal Luxery" heyday is rite on! Sure would be fun to see skirts on a new car! More fun Casey designs for '13 !!!!! Marty

  3. I'd like to see something based on the Turbo coupe Tbird :)
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    1. Which Turbo coupe do you mean, the first aero gen or the second gen which was likened to the BMW 6 Series back then? Good idea for both. I could see a light, lithe, glassy, coupe like the second gen today...