There is a superlite Lotus 7 look alike that uses the SVTF motor. It is mounted north-south, so obviousley they have found a transmission that can be adapted to this configuration. When I saw this in a car mag, I started dreaming about a factory looking rear wheel drive SVTF.
04 SVT Focus
"lunch box" muffler delete
15.35 @89mph, 2.29 60', 9.90 1/8 (100% stock)