: svt fusion??
04-02-2008, 09:36 PM
Ok so im wondering if there is such thing as an svt fusion. Where i live, there is this guy that drives around in a fusion with an aftermarket wing, fart can and like a mesh grill. It also has SVT badges on the side, then one on the back that says "powered by SVT". I go to look it up on the computer and i couldn't find anything on an SVT Fusion....so is there one or is this guy just a retard that stuck badges on his car to make it look special?
04-02-2008, 09:40 PM
Theres a steeda Fusion, but i dont think its out yet, next time you see him, point, laugh and say hey your fake, get out of here, and walk away lol [bash] im 99.99% sure its a fake, badges just stuck on the side, SVT wouldnt put a big far t can on back. Unless its a test model or something.
04-02-2008, 09:43 PM
now im looking, and they stated back in 2005 that a SVT Fusion was a few years away if they were making one, so now, it actually could have been a test model, or some lucky guy got one already. If you see him again and ask. This could be a neat find.
04-02-2008, 10:01 PM
Ohhhh....You should've snapped off some pics so we could drool over an actual prototype or some poor sap's idea of cool....lol
04-02-2008, 10:20 PM
It's a fake [screwy]
This place here is full of SVT wanna-be's.
04-02-2008, 10:24 PM
04-02-2008, 10:24 PM
well i was excited for a little bit, hopefully theyll make one soon, it would be a sweet car.[cheers]
04-02-2008, 10:30 PM
04-02-2008, 10:54 PM
was there a manufatures plate?
04-02-2008, 11:21 PM
it was a concept car if u get the svt enthusiast magazine they had a lil article of a possible svt fusion which got shot down by ford, they then stated ur most likely to see another taures SHO fake tho i cant say how many ppl claim they have a svt when they have just a badge
04-02-2008, 11:27 PM
The answer you seek is here...
04-03-2008, 07:06 PM
yea. well im pretty sure the fart can wasn't stock lol. but yea i don't know where you could get the badges anyways. I'll try and sneak some pics of it while its parked somewhere. lol. thanks for the input though.
04-03-2008, 07:32 PM
REAL!! See pic! What, its the truth. I work at a place that know things about stuff thats real. Too Real for you to handle. Handle the realness.
04-03-2008, 07:49 PM
^^lol, ur nuts. hahaha
that fart cannon you drew is pretty good
04-03-2008, 07:53 PM
i know, i crack myself up on that one.
04-03-2008, 09:17 PM
lol i just saw a twilight blue focus SE like 2000 and it had an svt badge.. just passed him never saw him again lol xD
04-03-2008, 11:26 PM
but yea i don't know where you could get the badges anyways.
Literally any Ford dealer with a parts counter, Ebay, and a large number of websites.
04-04-2008, 01:58 AM
It's a fake. SVT is only building the Shelby GT500 right now. For two years I have been writing emails to Ford about building an SVT Fusion and recently I wrote another one to them describing exactly what I would like it to be. 350hp EcoBoost V6 (twin turbo 3.5L for those who don't know what the EcoBoost is), AWD, 6 speed manual, sport suspension, and Recaro seats. The exterior would black on grey wheels with no chrome...anywhere. I would buy that car in a heartbeat.
04-04-2008, 02:12 AM
^^ meee tooo!
04-04-2008, 02:14 AM
^ thats awesome!
i'll buy one. lol
04-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Have to pull out the B.S. meter on that dude. It is a fake.
04-04-2008, 11:44 AM
dont be surprised if you do see an 2001 twlight blue se with svt badges, ill be another one... but mines real ; )
04-04-2008, 11:54 AM
That guy's wife probably drives an SVT Five Hundred too...
04-04-2008, 11:59 AM
Yea and I found a nice SVT Festiva, Sweeeet!!! hahaha
04-05-2008, 04:38 AM
dude i have a svt think golf cart mobile
04-05-2008, 10:04 AM
AN SVT Fusion would be really cool. Even cooler would be a Fusion powered by a standard 4.6L 300HP V8 driving the rear wheels!
04-14-2008, 01:42 PM
yea i found out where he lives. so i guess one night i will go over and look at it. all svt's have the "svt" on the gauges right? i could look inside the car at the gauges and see if they have that or not..
04-14-2008, 03:01 PM
You're wasting your time... after a couple of minutes on Ebay I could turn my Kubota tractor into an SVT..........
04-14-2008, 03:58 PM
There was a ford dealership that had a nice fusion by me. It had full suspension wheels, body kit. looked nice. But no SVT.
04-14-2008, 04:16 PM
Steeda makes a nice kit that reminds me of something SVt would make. Semi-agressive but not at all rice.
04-14-2008, 05:00 PM
If SVT didn't go BYE-BYE... there would've been an SVT Fusion!!!
It appears that the balls-out effort to build the Ford GT by the company's 100th anniversary took its toll on the SVT staff, slowing development of more mainstream future products, such as the next-generation Lightning, an updated SVT Focus and an SVT version of the Fusion. The Ford executives who oversaw SVT, group vice presidents Steve Lyons and Phil Martens, didn't give SVT the resources it needed to rebuild.
Martens is gone; he's running Plastech, a company that supplies spoilers and scuff plates and other bits and pieces to the manufacturers. And Lyons retired March 1 to move to Arizona and run a Ford dealership. Reportedly Lyon's replacement, Cisco Codina, likes SVT, but it's too late.
Why? Because SVT's top executives are gone, too. John Coletti, the bulldog engineer who was the heart and soul of SVT, retired at the end of 2004. Tom Scarpello, Coletti's counterpart on the marketing side, moved to Jaguar. Chris Theodore, a Ford vice president who spearheaded the Ford GT, is gone. This leaves the talented, personable Hau Thai-Tang to run SVT. Essentially, he's a captain without a ship.
It's painful to see what has happened to SVT, especially when you look at the success of Chrysler's SRT program, which in many ways mirrors what SVT was. In the grand scheme of Ford's problems, botching SVT is a small one. But to enthusiasts, it speaks volumes.
SVT was founded in 1991 by Robert Rewey, Ford's vice president for marketing and sales, and Neil Ressler, Ford's chief technical officer. The idea was that SVT would consist of a small group of engineers, designers and marketing professionals who would work inside Ford, charged with building and selling high-performance versions of existing products. SVT also set up a separate dealer network, signing up Ford dealers who had an interest in selling performance products.
In 1992, the first two SVT products were launched: the 1993 F-150 Lightning pickup and the 1993 Mustang Cobra. In 1997, the SVT Contour was introduced, and in 1999, the second-generation Lightning went in sale. In late 2001, the '02 SVT Focus went on sale. By 2004, when production of the Lightning, Mustang Cobra and SVT Focus ended, the company had sold about 145,000 SVT products.