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Anyone read Autoweek? I got the latest issue yesterday and started to read through the flash section.... Here's the first article in it:

Look for Ford to up its ante in special vehicle development. Phil martens, Ford group vice president of production creation, says the company plans to increase it's investment in it's SV Team in the coming three to four years. Martens didn't specify a figure, but Ford director of SVT products John COletti did say the extra money would be for additional vehicles beyond today's Mustang, Lightning and Focus that SVT is doing. Coletti didn't say exactly what that might include, but did confirm that it wouldn't be for anything outside the Ford brand.

"Performance doesn't always equal halo," said Coletti. "Does Volvo need a 12-second Volvo? Hell no."
Can anyone say SVT ZX2?!?!?? 8O I don't think they would but it's definitely still a possibility. Knowing the luck of the Escort gurus, Ford will put out a Freestar SVT minivan, with the 03 Cobra engine and AWD. The worlds first 11 second minivan would be sweet....but I'd rather see a 180 hp 1.8L Escort SVT. :headbang:

On an interesting side note for myself...I also stumbled across something else I was interested in... Toyota is going to bring out a Corolla XRS next spring. Remember when I wanted the 130 hp Corolla S a year ago?

Well, the XRS gets the 1.8L I4 making 170 hp and 127 ft lbs torque from the Celica GT-S/Matrix XRS, which is mated to a 6 speed manual gear box. If that thing comes in under 20 grand, you better bet your noggins I'll be at Toyota trying to work out a trade for my Si. 8O 8O
 

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hotrod mag was speculating last month about the 5.4L engine in the GT showing up in other vehicles down the road. Ford ran it through to total engine stability test that they do for any engine that is going into full production....which the GT isn't. 500hp 500 ft/lb mustang cobra *drool*
 

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TitoElSpicco said:
svt expedition w/ lightning drivetrain
I've heard rumors about this, and I think it was on the SVT website they had pics of a prototype SVT Expedition. It was just as you said tito, they put the Lightening powertrain in it.

What I'd like to see:

SVT 2nd gen (preferably cvh powered 8O )

Since that won't happen at all, I think an SVT Ranger would be really cool. Throw a super on the 4.0 and hold on :p That truck's light as anything to begin with.

Matt 8)
 

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fixitmattman said:
Since that won't happen at all, I think an SVT Ranger would be really cool. Throw a super on the 4.0 and hold on :p That truck's light as anything to begin with.

Matt 8)
That's already happened. They've dropped in a supercharged 281 (4.6L) Sohc, which is the GT version and the truck ran 12s all day long with street legal 10" slicks. 8O

But because of the Lightning, they never put it into production.
 

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fixitmattman said:
Since that won't happen at all, I think an SVT Ranger would be really cool. Throw a super on the 4.0 and hold on :p That truck's light as anything to begin with.
would it haul ass? of course. are rangers light? no. the lightest one they make with the 4.0's around 3500lbs., then add the weight of a blower, additional parts to go along with it, a t56, and larger rims/tires, and probably some sort of body kit - that'd be one porky little bastard.

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That's already happened. They've dropped in a supercharged 281 (4.6L) Sohc, which is the GT version and the truck ran 12s all day long with street legal 10" slicks.
I want pictures. 4.6's are WAAAAAAAAAAY too wide.. that'd be some crazy custom stuff. :)
 

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I don't have any pictures. it was on speed channel about a year ago. I remember them doing a burnout and then one guy had to scrape all the rubber off the inner fender wells afterwards. Since it was built by FORD itself, I'm sure they had all tools to do custom work. :wink:
 

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Dont forget, Ford had the SVT Contour....very nice cars. enough of a sedan to drive comfortably, but fast enough to suprise someone, ...like the old SHO's did with the Yamaha V6's.

If I had way too much money and all the ford parts available to me I think I would have fun soop'in up an SUV... Like everyone's talking about...Expedition. a 5.4L Cobra-R motor with really trick high VE heads, higher compression (maybe even variable valve timing), drivetrain out of a lightening makes complete sense. 20's from the factory, some sort of euro-ish body kit. HID's, more aggressive front end. And loaded down with a nice bose sound system.

I honestly dont think they would do a ZX2, because if someone wanted a SVT ZX2, a saleman would probably talk them into the Focus. Besides the ZX2 had its prem-o package realease already. ZX2 "Hot" and ZX2 "Cool"

Although I'm still impressed they made an attempt with the Focus. I would love to have the seats and the trans...the rest,...yeah I like my Scort.
 

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tito go to the svt website ( http://www.svt.ford.com/flash/index.html ) and go into the concept lab. That ranger though there were no intentions to make more then just that one, it has a 5.4 Supercharged V8 pushing 380. And the only picture of it is a rear end shot. But yes it existed. So theres your picture tito. And also the and the expedition SVT concept is on there, as well as the Super Stallion, GT-90, 10.0 L Boss, 6.1 Cobra jet R, the Indigo, Focus R and the Focus V6.
 

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I honestly dont think they would do a ZX2, because if someone wanted a SVT ZX2, a saleman would probably talk them into the Focus. Besides the ZX2 had its prem-o package realease already. ZX2 "Hot" and ZX2 "Cool"
ford never expected to still be making an escort, but the consumer still wants it. ford no longer wants it around. they'll never do anything with it, if they even keep making it past '05 or so.

edit - i have absolutely NO idea how they crammed a 5.4 into that poor ranger..

and i might consider buying a v6 focus..

and svt contours are works of art, but they are slow. very slow.
 

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TitoElSpicco said:
and svt contours are works of art, but they are slow. very slow.
1999 Ford Contour SVT
Transmission: Manual
0-60: 6.9
1/4 Mile: 15.4
1/4 Speed: 91

1999 Ford Taurus SHO
Transmission: Unknown
0-60: 7.2
1/4 Mile: 15.4
1/4 Speed: 91

................. :? Can you explain to me how you thought the SHO was so awesome yet the SVT Contour is slow? When in fact the mere weight of the SHO gives it crappy low end acceleration. Both of them would give me a run for the money.
 

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I like the contour SVT's honestly...but I drove a show that scared me once. But you have to make sure its the old show with the yamaha v6, not the newer one with the really crappy v8. (89-95 had the Yamaha V6)

Talk about cramming a motor...Leave it to lingenfelter to cram a twin-turbo 427 small block into a GMC Sonoma (with an all-wheel drive train from a Cyclone). I've seen the pics, there isn't enough room for a hand. Looks even a little worse then a 3000GT-VR4.

Anyhow its like a sub-10sec truck in the quarter and in the Road&Track article I saw it embarassed everything from Hennessey Venoms, to Supercharged Z06's and everything else.

Ahaha...my 'Noma is the slowest thing on the planet. 2.2L Push Rod motor. What a piece.
 

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TheBlade said:
I like the contour SVT's honestly...but I drove a show that scared me once. But you have to make sure its the old show with the yamaha v6, not the newer one with the really crappy v8. (89-95 had the Yamaha V6)
.. the v8's make more power than the v6's, rev faster, and have a wider torque band. they're slower because the car is 400-600lbs heavier. yes, the svt contours are awesome cars, you read me all wrong, i love 'em to death. they're just dogpiss slow, as was my SHO. my old EGT ate my sho alive.. we raced from a stop and i easily had 10-15 carlenghts on the SHO by 95mph... the SHO doesn't get moving good until 3rd gear.

Anyhow its like a sub-10sec truck in the quarter and in the Road&Track article I saw it embarassed everything from Hennessey Venoms, to Supercharged Z06's and everything else.
until it fell apart. haha. aha. :) lingenfelter + AWD = broken stuff.
 

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my EGT stock was in the 16's...my friends 94 SHO hit a mid 15 consistantly....and if your EGT is racing up to 95...you're either somewhere around a .5 mile run, or your scort is running solid low 14's. Although I have to admit, ford's idea for he taurus in general was "lets put a motor in, then let someone else figure out how to plumb it. And I know the littlest details in clutch wear, tires, and everything else on those cars will definately affect is performance....unlike our EGT's which just seem to haul ass for their platform.

Yeah, I'd own a SVT Contour, but my mod'd escort (and probably ignorance of youth to jump on the throttle downtown on our main street in front of an officer is why I was able to always get a jump on the 40 year old guy that was always trying to play with my scort.

Na, bought the 'Noma to just go all show. I want to bag it, shave it, get some sounds...and just make people turn their head. ....I mean make it useless as a pickup. But if I want to go fast, I drive the scort.

Having fun living life with boost and juice at the track, and switches and bitches downtown. :lol: :D :p
 

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Tito, either there was something horribly wrong with your SHO or u had one hell of a factory freak EGT. I have raced my freinds ZX2 5spd a handful of times and have walked all over him. 10-15 cars would put u a good second, second and a half faster then him. There are rumors about ford boring out the duretec engine to make it 3.5 litres. This realy has the CSVT group excited, because it's beileved to be puting out around 280 hp and is an easy swap into the conture (sp?)
 
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