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Encyclopedia > Special Vehicle Team

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. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker based on vehicle sales in 2005. ... Mercedes-AMG is the tuning arm of the Mercedes-Benz car company. ... BMW M GmbH (previously: BMW Motorsport GmbH) is a subsidiary of German car manufacturer BMW AG established in May 1972 with just eight employees. ... The Chrysler Corporation was a United States-based automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ... Street and Racing Technology (commonly called SRT) is a high-performance automobile group within DaimlerChryslers Chrysler Group. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... GM Performance Division is a division within General Motors (GM) that is responsible for developing performance vehicles for the various brands of GM. Its creations include the Super Sport (SS) vehicles from Chevrolet, the V-series from Cadillac, and the Red Line series from Saturn. ... In 1981, Ford formed the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) group to design and develop performance parts and accessories related to the companys racing programs. ...

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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 part 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). A 1993 Ford Lightning (First Generation) The Ford SVT Lightning is a sports version of the F-150 Pickup truck designed by Fords truck-division and eventually released by the then-new SVT division. ... The F-Series is a series of full-size pickup trucks from Ford Motor Company sold for over 5 decades. ... The Ford Mustang SVT Cobra is a sports car built by Ford since 1993. ... For other Ford Mustang models, see Ford Mustang Variants The Ford Mustang is an American automobile, originally based on the Ford Falcon compact. ... This page refers to the concept and production cars of 2002 and later; for the mid-1960s race car, see Ford GT40. ... Saleen, Incorporated, commonly known as Saleen, is an American manufacturer of high performance sports cars and high performance automotive parts based in Irvine, California. ... SVO is an acronym for several terms: SVO denotes the sequence Subject Verb Object in Linguistic typology. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ford Mustang. ...


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. The Special Vehicle Team has been dissolved, but developments for racing and the street will continue. The Shelby Mustang was a tuner sports car from the 1960s. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


SVT vehicles

Model Version Year Engine Power Torque Production
SVT Lightning 9 1993 5.8 L Windsor FI V8 240 hp (179 kW) 340 ft·lbf (461 N·m) 5,276
1994 4,007
1995 2,280
Total 11,563
10 1999 5.4 L supercharged Triton V8 360 hp (268 kW) 440 ft·lbf (597 N·m) 4,000
2000 4,966
2001 380 hp (283 kW) 450 ft·lbf (610 N·m) 6,381
2002 4,726
2003 4,270
2004 3,781
Total 28,124
Total 39,687
SVT Cobra Fox Base 1993 5.0 L Windsor V8 235 hp (175 kW) 280 ft·lbf (380 N·m) 4,993
R 1993 107
Total 5,100
SN-95 1 Base 1994 5.0 L Windsor V8 240 hp (179 kW) 285 ft·lbf (386 N·m) 6,009
1995 5,008
1996 4.6 L DOHC Modular V8 305 hp (227 kW) 300 ft·lbf (407 N·m) 10,003
1997 10,049
1998 8,654
R 1995 5.8 L Windsor V8 300 hp (224 kW) 365 ft·lbf (495 N·m) 250
Total 39,973
SN-95 2 Base 1999 4.6 L DOHC Modular V8 320 hp (239 kW) 317 ft·lbf (430 N·m) 8,168
2001 7,251
2003 4.6 L DOHC SC Modular V8 390 hp (291 kW) 390 ft·lbf (529 N·m) 13,476
2004 5,664
R 2000 5.4 L DOHC Modular V8 385 hp (287 kW) 385 ft·lbf (522 N·m) 300
Total 34,859
Total 79,932
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
2000 2,150
Total 11,445
SVT Focus CW170 2002 2.0 L Zetec I4 170 hp (127 kW) 145 ft·lbf (197 N·m) 4,788
2003 6,158
2004 3,057
Total 14,003
Total 145,067

SVT is also credited for the following vehicles: A 1993 Ford Lightning (First Generation) The Ford SVT Lightning is a sports version of the F-150 Pickup truck designed by Fords truck-division and eventually released by the then-new SVT division. ... The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ... // Fuel injection is a means of metering fuel into an internal combustion engine. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration, although modern automotive versions use a 90 degree block angle. ... For other meanings, see supercharger (disambiguation) A supercharger (sometimes called a blower), a positive displacement or centrifugal pump, is a gas compressor used to pump air into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine. ... The Triton engine is Fords line of modern truck engines. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration, although modern automotive versions use a 90 degree block angle. ... The Ford Mustang SVT Cobra is a sports car built by Ford since 1993. ... The Ford Fox platform was a rear wheel drive, unibody automobile architecture that Ford used for over 25 years in the North American market. ... The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Ford Fox platform was a rear wheel drive, unibody automobile architecture that Ford used for over 25 years in the North American market. ... The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... A double overhead cam (also called a dual overhead cam, DOHC, or twincam) engine is a type of internal combustion engine where the camshafts that operate the intake and exhaust valves are mounted above the cylinders, and where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. ... The Modular engine, or mod motor as it is often referred to, is Ford Motor Companys modern overhead camshaft (OHC) V8 and V10 engine family. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Ford Fox platform was a rear wheel drive, unibody automobile architecture that Ford used for over 25 years in the North American market. ... A double overhead cam (also called a dual overhead cam, DOHC, or twincam) engine is a type of internal combustion engine where the camshafts that operate the intake and exhaust valves are mounted above the cylinders, and where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. ... The Modular engine, or mod motor as it is often referred to, is Ford Motor Companys modern overhead camshaft (OHC) V8 and V10 engine family. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... A double overhead cam (also called a dual overhead cam, DOHC, or twincam) engine is a type of internal combustion engine where the camshafts that operate the intake and exhaust valves are mounted above the cylinders, and where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. ... For other meanings, see supercharger (disambiguation) A supercharger (sometimes called a blower), a positive displacement or centrifugal pump, is a gas compressor used to pump air into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine. ... The Modular engine, or mod motor as it is often referred to, is Ford Motor Companys modern overhead camshaft (OHC) V8 and V10 engine family. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... A double overhead cam (also called a dual overhead cam, DOHC, or twincam) engine is a type of internal combustion engine where the camshafts that operate the intake and exhaust valves are mounted above the cylinders, and where there are separate camshafts for inlet and exhaust valves. ... The Modular engine, or mod motor as it is often referred to, is Ford Motor Companys modern overhead camshaft (OHC) V8 and V10 engine family. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Main article: Ford Contour The SVT Contour was a modified version of the Ford Contour sedan from Fords in-house Special Vehicle Team. ... The CDW27 Platform was Fords midsize car automobile platform from the late 1990s. ... Ford Motor Companys modern 2. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The C170 Platform is Fords compact car automobile platform from the late 1990s. ... The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ...

This page refers to the concept and production cars of 2002 and later; for the mid-1960s race car, see Ford GT40. ... The Shelby Mustang was a tuner sports car from the 1960s. ...

See also

The current FPV logo Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) is the Melbourne-based official performance tuning division of Ford Australia, founded in 2002. ...

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References

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  • Contour.org Contour Enthusiasts Group
  • SVTOA.com SVT Owners Association
  • SVTregistry.com Official SVT Owner Registry
  • AustinSVT.com Austin & Central Texas SVT Owners website
  • SVTPerformance.com SVT Owners and Enthusiasts message board

  Results from FactBites:
 
Media.Ford.com: FORD SPECIAL VEHICLE TEAM FACT SHEET (416 words)
SVT was founded in 1991, when Ford senior management saw the need for the company to investigate niche vehicle market opportunities.
SVT is small, cross-functional group of engineers, product planners, and marketing people, housed together under one roof with a common mission: to create vehicles specifically designed to meet the unique needs and desires of the knowledgeable driving enthusiast.
SVT Mustang Cobra – 390 hp / 390 ft.-lbs.
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