Originally Posted by focusmaniaczx3
at FocusFest last year in the ST vs SVT challenge the st pulled better in the 1/8th but the SVT reeled it in on the top end. it just depends what you prefer. better bottom end or better top end. do you want a hatch back svt or a 4 door st? the svt would end up being harder to maintain due the the rarity of replacement parts. and the ST would probably be more expensive to mod since its hasnt been out for as long.
That sounds about right for stock cars. Once you mod the ST the "bottom end/top end doesn't matter. It's going to be faster than the SVT. An ST with an intake will pull even or beat an SVT. An ST with intake and exhaust will have no problem beating an SVT. In my D23 PZEV with intake and exhaust i beat bolt on svt focuses several times without issue. The good thing about the ST is that it is NOT expensive to mod. Probably less expensive to mod than the SVT