The 1964 Fairlane Thunderbolt is powered by a 7.0-liter V8 engine accompanied by four- barrel Holley carburetors. Official Ford estimates place the Thunderbolt's V8 engine at a

conservative 425 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque; however, it is probable that the engine will produce closer to 600 horsepower. Ford undoubtedly clarified that its

construction quality is inferior to that of a Fairlane. Numerous structural components that served to bolster the Fairlane were replaced with fiberglass substitutes in an effort to

reduce the vehicle's mass. In addition, Ford eliminated from the Fairlane Thunderbolt all elements that could be considered opulent, such as the radio, heater, rear seats, and

sound insulation. Additionally, certain Thunderbolts feature Plexiglas windows. The 1964

Thunderbolt weighed approximately 3,200 pounds despite every effort to reduce its mass due to the reinforced suspension, heavier engine, and battery.