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Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) - 12-15-2018, 10:30 PM

Came across this recently and thought it is worthy of posting. Roots of Ford SVT and mission statement.

The Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) was conceived in 1991, when Ford senior management recognized the corporate advantages of investigating niche vehicle market opportunities. The idea was to assemble talented driving enthusiasts at Ford and some of its key suppliers into a small, cross-functional group of engineers, product planners and marketing professionals with a common mission: create vehicles to satisfy the unique desires of the knowledgeable driving enthusiast.

Once the team was assembled, SVT was charged to develop and market factory high-performance "halo" vehicles that would add luster to the company's lineup or "Polish the Ford Oval." To that end, the team focused on creating limited-production cars and trucks with balanced performance attributes vehicles that stop as well as they accelerate, ride as well as they handle and, above all, are fun to drive.

The official launch of Ford SVT came during the 1992 Chicago Auto Show with the unveiling of the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra and SVT F-150 Lightning. Both went on sale in February of '93. Since that time more than seven different SVT vehicles have been produced, including several versions of the Cobra (both coupe and convertible) and the Shelby GT500, the F-150 Lightning performance pickup and Raptor off-road versions, the SVT Contour sports sedan, plus both three- and five-door versions of the SVT Focus as well as special SVT Mustang Cobra 'R' models in 1993, '95 and 2000, plus the Ford GT supercar in 2005-06.

The core values of Ford SVT were established as Performance, Substance, Exclusivity and Value. To the engineers at SVT, performance means increased power, supple yet confident road manners, and balance among engine, suspension and braking systems. Substance means driving character that is built in, not added on. SVT exclusivity comes from low-volume, limited-production products designed for enthusiast owners. And SVT has always been dedicated to value, delivering products that offer the highest level of performance and driving dynamics for the money. It remains as one of longest-running, most-successful high-performance vehicle programs in American automotive history.


98 SVT Cobra Convertible - Laser Red/Saddle-Black Interior/Saddle top
TWEECER-RT,Netbook PC, Binary Editor and EEC Analyzer for DIY tuning. Vortech S-Trim w/AC @ 10.5 PSI, 60# injectors, TKO 5 speed, MM Torque Arm rear suspension. Dynoed at 471 RWHP and 389 RWTQ. Lord willing, I'll finish what I started 20 years ago.

Other Cars I've owned:
SOLD - 1984 Mustang GT, 5.0, M5, Medium Canyon Red Glow, Charcoal interior & T-tops.
GONE - 1972 Chevelle w/402 CI BB and turbo 400 trans.
SOLD - 1966 Plymouth Belvedere w/383, 4 speed and Sure Grip diff.

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12-16-2018, 10:09 AM

Good to here from ya GA. Need come around to the club meetings again.


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12-16-2018, 01:46 PM

Yeah, I’m working on that. I still have plenty of enthusiasm for my Cobra and the club. I was hoping to make a grand entrance when my Cobra is put back together. But, I’ve been unable to make make much happen yet. Been a tough couple of years. I have all the necessary parts and finished all the machining on my block, heads and crank. then had my new rotating assembly balanced. Lord willing, I’ll have the “Mighty Cobra” back on the road by summer 2019.


98 SVT Cobra Convertible - Laser Red/Saddle-Black Interior/Saddle top
TWEECER-RT,Netbook PC, Binary Editor and EEC Analyzer for DIY tuning. Vortech S-Trim w/AC @ 10.5 PSI, 60# injectors, TKO 5 speed, MM Torque Arm rear suspension. Dynoed at 471 RWHP and 389 RWTQ. Lord willing, I'll finish what I started 20 years ago.

Other Cars I've owned:
SOLD - 1984 Mustang GT, 5.0, M5, Medium Canyon Red Glow, Charcoal interior & T-tops.
GONE - 1972 Chevelle w/402 CI BB and turbo 400 trans.
SOLD - 1966 Plymouth Belvedere w/383, 4 speed and Sure Grip diff.

Member of: www.EECTuning.org

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12-18-2018, 04:18 PM

Did i miss something? Last i knew your Cobra was still running. Did something happen? or are you just doing more modding?


Craig

'98 chrome yellow Cobra coupe
'93 canary yellow Mustang LX 5.0L convertible feature car
'12 competition orange Boss 302
'08 lightning red Subaru Impreza 2.5i premium - retired daily driver
'02 silver/purple Honda Shadow ACE
'08 white diamond pearl Acura TL - daily driver

Gone, but not forgotten...
'96 mystic Cobra - sold
'98 Mazda B2500 SE - RIP
'92 vibrant red Mustang LX 5.0L convertible feature car - sold
'90 strawberry metallic Mustang GT - sold

MUSTANGS NEVER DIE... THEY JUST GET FASTER!!!
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12-18-2018, 04:20 PM

And... how the heck are you ol' friend? Miss ya


Craig

'98 chrome yellow Cobra coupe
'93 canary yellow Mustang LX 5.0L convertible feature car
'12 competition orange Boss 302
'08 lightning red Subaru Impreza 2.5i premium - retired daily driver
'02 silver/purple Honda Shadow ACE
'08 white diamond pearl Acura TL - daily driver

Gone, but not forgotten...
'96 mystic Cobra - sold
'98 Mazda B2500 SE - RIP
'92 vibrant red Mustang LX 5.0L convertible feature car - sold
'90 strawberry metallic Mustang GT - sold

MUSTANGS NEVER DIE... THEY JUST GET FASTER!!!
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01-01-2019, 01:14 AM

Doing good, thanks for asking. No nothing has happened, Just wanting to complete what I started 20 years ago! Which has always been to bring out the full potential of The Mighty Cobra!! I’ve wanted to build a really badazz muscle/performance car since HS.


98 SVT Cobra Convertible - Laser Red/Saddle-Black Interior/Saddle top
TWEECER-RT,Netbook PC, Binary Editor and EEC Analyzer for DIY tuning. Vortech S-Trim w/AC @ 10.5 PSI, 60# injectors, TKO 5 speed, MM Torque Arm rear suspension. Dynoed at 471 RWHP and 389 RWTQ. Lord willing, I'll finish what I started 20 years ago.

Other Cars I've owned:
SOLD - 1984 Mustang GT, 5.0, M5, Medium Canyon Red Glow, Charcoal interior & T-tops.
GONE - 1972 Chevelle w/402 CI BB and turbo 400 trans.
SOLD - 1966 Plymouth Belvedere w/383, 4 speed and Sure Grip diff.

Member of: www.EECTuning.org

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