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Old 08-17-2006, 04:33 AM   #1
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Question SVT focus VS SVT Contour?

So I'm just wondering, i havnt done alot of research on this... but my friend was wanting to get a fast nimble car... and i found a SVT contour forsale here... I told him i bet it'd be a damn good car. As far as i know i beleive it should be faster? Power output from 200-210, something like that and it weighs around 3000?

But does the SVTC handle as well? has anyone raced them, or with them... and i'm sure there's a few people on here that own both. just doing some scooping.


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Old 08-17-2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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Re: SVT focus VS SVT Contour?

I'm not sure which Contours have this, but some models have Nylon gears in the transmission to reduce weight and cost. The only problem is that they're NYLON, and they wear out fairly easily.
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Here's the specs anyway:

2000 Ford Contour SVT Sedan

Engine: DOHC 2.5L 24 valve V6

Engine displacement: 152 cubic inches

Horsepower: 200 @ 6,600 rpm

Torque: 169 lbs-ft. @ 5,500 rpm

Compression Ratio 10.25:1

Curb Weight: 3,110 lbs.

Engine bore x stroke: 3.2" x 3.1"
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Old 08-17-2006, 06:50 AM   #4
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Yes the SVTC handles very well just like our SVTF I would buy both if I could there was a SVTC for sale at the hole in the wall dealership in my town but before I could go look at it the dealship dissappeared. any ways Yes the SVTC is a great car IMO I have driven various model years of non SVT contours they were all great handling cars and the V6 was great too though I wished they had a manual. The SVTC comes with our MTX75 transsmison I just have never driven one of those. Now the SVTC V6 is a peaker motor compared to the non-170hp contour motor so its a little weaker on the bottom end but it greatly makes up for that on the top end. The SVTF prototypes had the V6 from the SVTC in them but for reasons unknown ford decided againts using them in the focus interesting huh.
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not to mention you can so a 3.0L swap from a taurus and gain 30 lb. ft of torque at least.

contours guys use the heads and cams from the SVT for increased compression. The 3.0l already has over 10-1 compression and then they up it with smaller heads. also the SVT cams are the same lift as the taurus but are longer duration. they also stick with their intake manifold because it has a true secondary system unlike the 3.0l taurus.

I drove my friends 3.0l swap last year and all i can say is "damn I have never felt secondaries change the power output that much before (apart from and 4bbl v-8) I said this as they opened and it pushed me into the back seat.
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yeah forgot about that the blocks are the same its the bore and stroke that are different on the contour and taurus. A 3.0 badge on the fender of a contour or focus would be pretty cool IMO.
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Contour=ugly IMO SVT Contours=Coolio Looking.
I raced one before. It had Exhaust and who know what else. HE did pretty good but I still beat him.
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HTPerformance owns both you should check with him.
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the official acceleration numbers for the Focus and Contour are very close. the handling of the Contour is a little softer than the focus though (bigger and heavier).
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I actually raced one, both me and the guy were stock and I slowly pulled away, could be his driving could be the car, dont know didnt talk to the guy but i felt good.
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