SVT, short for Special Vehicles Team, is an arm of Ford Motor Company responsible for the development of the company's highest-performance vehicles, much like Mercedes-AMG, BMW M, Chrysler's SRT division and GM's Performance Division. SVT is the successor to the SVO division.
The group mainly produces specially tuned versions of Ford production vehicles such as the Lightning, which is based on the F-150 pickup, and the Mustang Cobra, which was based on the Mustang. However, they do occasionally develop models independently of the rest of the company, namely the GT supercar (developed in conjunction with Saleen). SVT was founded in 1993 by John Plant of Ford Marketing, Janine Bay of Ford Mustang Program Management, and Robert Burnham of Ford Truck Program Management. Originally known as Special Vehicle Operations, SVO developed the 1984-1986 2.3 liter turbo-charged 4 cylinder Mustang SVO, as well as marketed performance parts through dealer networks (now known as Ford Racing Performance Parts, or FRPP).
The GT supercar and the Shelby Cobra GT500 are the division's only offerings available for purchase as of July 2006. The Lightning pickup model is on temporary hiatus. The Explorer Sport Trac Adenalin was announced for official production, but was later scrapped. The only other recent model, the SVT Focus, is out of production and no replacement has been announced.
|SVT Lightning||9||1993||5.8 L Windsor FI V8||240 hp (179 kW)||340 ft·lbf (461 N·m)||5,276|
|10||1999||5.4 L supercharged Triton V8||360 hp (268 kW)||440 ft·lbf (597 N·m)||4,000|
|2001||380 hp (283 kW)||450 ft·lbf (610 N·m)||6,381|
|SVT Cobra||Fox||Base||1993||5.0 L Windsor V8||235 hp (175 kW)||280 ft·lbf (380 N·m)||4,993|
|SN-95 1||Base||1994||5.0 L Windsor V8||240 hp (179 kW)||285 ft·lbf (386 N·m)||6,009|
|1996||4.6 L DOHC Modular V8||305 hp (227 kW)||300 ft·lbf (407 N·m)||10,002|
|R||1995||5.8 L Windsor V8||300 hp (224 kW)||365 ft·lbf (495 N·m)||250|
|SN-95 2||Base||1999||4.6 L DOHC Modular V8||320 hp (239 kW)||317 ft·lbf (430 N·m)||8,095|
|2003||4.6 L DOHC SC Modular V8||390 hp (291 kW)||390 ft·lbf (529 N·m)||13,476|
|R||2000||5.4 L DOHC Modular V8||385 hp (287 kW)||385 ft·lbf (522 N·m)||300|
|SVT Contour||CDW27||1998||2.5 L Duratec 25 SVT V6||195 hp (145 kW)||165 ft·lbf (224 N·m)||6,535|
|1999||200 hp (149 kW)||169 ft·lbf (229 N·m)||2,760|
|SVT Focus||CW170||2002||2.0 L Zetec I4||170 hp (127 kW)||145 ft·lbf (197 N·m)||4,788|
(*verified by Tom Scarpello, SVT Marketing 10/04)
SVT is also credited for the following vehicles:
- Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV), Ford Australia's performance car division
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