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Halifax, Nova Scotia

RangeMan’s Profile Photo


Atlanta, Georgia
United States


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

“Bounty Hunter”

Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 2004 Porsche Cayenne

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About “Lightning”

My 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX, equipped with a 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 engine, rear-wheel drive and a healthy dose of torque built on the MN12 platform.

I have owned "Lightning" for about 2 years now as both my main project car and previously as my daily driver.

Even with some of the issues she had due on one part to poor previous ownership and on another to the harsh climate here. I really love this car for a lot of reasons and I find it impossible to let it go.

I just recently got her off the road to begin the resurrection project after I found another daily driver (1999 Ford Escort SE). One of the biggest parts of this challenge is not working on her though, it is actually demolishing the old garage and building a proper one in it's place, so that I can actually work on the project properly and safely.

I will post the to-do list of everything I am doing to Lightning on here eventually.

To-Do List For 2011-2013:

Everything, seriously..

About “Bounty Hunter”

Here's another car that I've liked for a long time, and one finally came along at a price that I could justify spending for a car that I really didn't need! Like with my Range Rover, it's similar to a vehicle in my favorite series of novels, the "Stephanie Plum" books by Janet Evanovich. The car is every bit as great as I expected it would be!


Specs for “Lightning”

- MN12 Platform
- 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 (281ci.)
- 205 hp @ 4,500rpm, 265 lb·ft @ 3,200rpm
- 4R70W 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 2-Door Coupe
- 200.3" - Length
- 72.7" - Width
- 52.5" - Height
- 113" - Wheelbase
- 3,725lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 132,000 km's

Specs for “Bounty Hunter”

Style: Cayenne Turbo Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV
(4.5L 8cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP $88,900.00
Drive type AWD
Transmission type 6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine type V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in) 4.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm) 450 @ 6000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 457 @ 2250
Brakes, front front and rear ventilated disc
Steering type power steering
Suspension, front double wishbone
Suspension, rear multi-link
Tire size, front P255/55R18
Tire size, rear P255/55R18
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.) 5192
Fuel type premium unleaded
Fuel tank capacity (gal) 26.2
EPA fuel economy (mpg) Auto 13/18 Manual /
0 - 30 (sec.) 1.8
0 - 45 (sec.) 4.0
0 - 60 (sec.) 5.9
0 - 75 (sec.) 8.6
1/4 mile (sec. @ mph) 14.28 @ 99.59
30 - 0 (ft.) 27.64
60 - 0 (ft.) 116.34
Braking rating Excellent
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft (mph) 63.5
Skid pad, 200 ft diameter (lateral g) 39
Handling rating Excellent
Sound level @ idle (db) Lo
Sound level @ full throttle (db) 71
Sound level @ 70 mph cruise (db) 72

Length (in.) 188.3
Width (in.) 75.9
Height (in.) 66.9
Wheelbase (in.) 112.4
Legroom, front (in.) 40.6
Legroom, rear (in.) 35.9
Headroom, front (in.) 39.6
Headroom, rear (in.) 38.5
Seating capacity 5
Cargo volume (cu-ft) 19.07
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft) 63

Safety Information:
Front airbags Standard
Side airbags Standard
Head airbags Standard
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Emergency assistance system satellite communications


Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- Variable Assist Power Steering
- Leather Interior
- 6-Way Power Driver Seat
- 2-Way Power Passenger Seat
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player (Original Ford)
- Illuminated Keyless Entry
- Remote Starter
- Rear Window Defroster
- Moonroof / Sunroof
- Cup Holders
- A/C

Factory Options for “Bounty Hunter”

Options include: Premium Bose Sound System, Built-In front and rear radar detectors, Keyless Entry, Factory GPS Navigation, Trailer Hitch, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack System, Front and Rear heated warmers, fire extinguisher, Satellite Radio, trailer hitch, self-adjusting air compressor, full secuity system.


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Bounty Hunter”

Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires on 22" TechArt wheels, low-restriction air filter and exhaust.


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