: SVT really gone?
05-17-2005, 12:46 AM
We all know ford is dropping the SVT name, but honestly, theyre not going to give up on SVT style cars. theyre only dropping the SVT name to get rid of any unwanted association with the badge. its going to end up getting renamed. it happens all the time.
05-17-2005, 12:51 AM
Yes. Live with it.
05-17-2005, 12:51 AM
What??? Would you care to enlighten the rest of us? I wasn't aware Ford was dropping the SVT name. With a commitment to a new SVT Mustang, SVT truck, and more in the pipeline, that doesn't sound like Ford is close to dropping the SVT name. [scratch]
05-17-2005, 12:57 AM
Not the line, Just the name itself...for example. The new Cobra is the Shelby GT500(At least the last time i read it was), Not the Ford SVT Cobra
05-17-2005, 01:12 AM
ummm its still SVT as far as im aware hence the website www.svt.ford.com...where are people getting this?
05-17-2005, 01:13 AM
Yes, I know that's what he meant. However if that were the case why would they have gone to the trouble to associate these vehicles with the SVT brand? His post sounds like it came from the middle of some other thread... rather than the first post of a new thread. I'm confused. If Ford has announced that they plan to drop the use of the SVT badge on their special vehicles that's news to me.
05-17-2005, 01:14 AM
No they didnt look at the back of the Sport trac it has a Huge SVT logo
05-17-2005, 01:19 AM
I was responding to Fordfreak3368... I'm not sure who you're talking to STSPEED? I agree with you, if Ford is dropping SVT that's news to me. Seems kind of stupid to work so hard to associate these new products with SVT only to not use that name ON the products. 
05-17-2005, 01:25 AM
So how about them Focus Saleens? hahaha
05-17-2005, 01:29 AM
Now THAT'S a name that should be dropped. [paranoid]
05-17-2005, 06:13 AM
They are NOT dropping the SVT name. The new Shelby Mustang is designed by SVT.. but the only place it says SVT is on the center caps of the wheels.
05-17-2005, 06:20 AM
And the Tach [thumb] (SVT Enthusiast volume 8, # 2, p.20)
05-17-2005, 09:32 AM
SVT name isn't be dropped. The new Cobra is a "special" case. Since it was developed with Carrol Shelby they are not calling it a SVT cobra but a Shelby GT500. But like STSPEED mentioned the Sport Trac says SVT on it.
I'm just hoping there will be other cars being developed.[rolleyes]
05-17-2005, 07:53 PM
Well they aren't planning on making any SVT Focus's. Probably waiting til' 07 or something for newer cars to come out...
05-17-2005, 08:24 PM
hmmm. just when i was wating for the 06 SVT focus to come out
05-17-2005, 08:45 PM
i actually read something in motor trend about the new svt mustang not being called the cobra....apparently people didnt like that it shared the name of the other cobra roadster, and this would sometimes be called the new shelby cobra....which it is not. I dont know i have a head ache and i only brielfy remeber what it exactly said...but its in the may issue of motor trend with the new svt mustang on the front.
Oh motor trend also believes that svt will make the fusion which will share the basis of the mazdaspeed6, with awd and a turbo'd motor. Also they mentioned that possibly the Focus C1 platform, the one in europe may be rolling around to the U.S around 07' model year. Lets only hope.
05-18-2005, 01:06 AM
Just to let you know, the Fusion is coming out Fall, this year. Says fordvehicles site, priced around the same as Mazda 6, but I don't remember seeing it AWD or Turbo'd, but I think they said I-6...
05-18-2005, 01:33 AM
Originally posted by DrkKnight614
i actually read something in motor trend about the new svt mustang not being called the cobra....apparently people didnt like that it shared the name of the other cobra roadster, and this would sometimes be called the new shelby cobra....which it is not.
What!? i dont think they'd do that cause its still got the cobra's snake badge on it [scratch] that'd be strange if they did
05-18-2005, 09:55 AM
This is all just crazy talk.
Don't believe everything you read. [:I]
05-18-2005, 02:30 PM
^^ the voice of reason ^^