A C8 Corvette was spotted at Ford's testing grounds in 2021, sparking speculation that the fabled Thunderbird might make a comeback due to the allure of a mid-engine Ford vehicle. Despite the company's silence on the

possibility of a GT successor, the automotive world is intrigued by the prospect of a mid-engine Thunderbird on the horizon was sparked when Ford moved on to trademark the Thunderbird moniker. The

setting is set for something to take center stage, with the second-generation Ford GT's manufacturing ending in 2022, and the thought of a mid-engine Thunderbird is appealing.

There are obvious parallels between the Ford GT and the Chevrolet C8 Corvette. The GT is defined

Because of its limited production, the Thunderbird is regarded as a high-end, one-of-a-kind vehicle; nonetheless,

a mid-engine Thunderbird is expected to achieve Ford's goal of creating a high-performance mid-engine car that is more accessible.