Park City Ford is one of the premier SVT dealers in the northeast. We have been an SVT dealer since 1993 and have sold hundreds of the full line of vehicles over the years. Whether it is a Mustang GT-500, Boss 302, F-150 SVT Raptor, or upcoming Focus ST we can get it for you. We are here to serve all of your special vehicle needs including new sales, service, and parts.
The Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) was established in 1991 to "Polish the Ford Oval," a mission very similar to the reasons behind the company's participation in motorsports. In fact, SVT was created from lessons learned by Ford's motorsports group, Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), during their foray into street vehicle development with production of the Mustang SVO. Produced from 1984 to 1986, the SVO was a highly acclaimed performance Mustang, but did not receive the much needed marketing support required to meet the needs of the target customer.
Therefore, When it came time to develop the SVT program, much thought was put toward identifying the target audience: discriminating driving enthusiasts who viewed driving as a high-powered, passionate experience - not just a means of getting from point A to point B.
In order to provide the necessary support and mindset to get this new organization off on the right foot, SVT's creators, Neil Ressler and Bob Rewey (both now retired), understood the need to create a group that was outside the mainstream process and included all aspects of development, marketing and distribution. They created a small, passionate, cross-functional group of engineers, product planners, and marketing people all housed together under one roof with a common mission: to create vehicles specifically designed to meet the unique needs and desires of the knowledgeable driving enthusiast.
Just a few years ago, Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) was a shadow of its former self. That has all changed with its new range of products and will continue for the 2013 model year. Through its new partnership with Ford of Europe’s Team RS, SVT will double its lineup in addition to an update on an existing vehicle.
Ford SVT just debuted the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor high-performance off-road truck. The Raptor is the only high-speed off-road performance truck offered by any OEM. Using a completely re-designed suspension, with internal-bypass Fox Racing Shox and specially developed BF Goodrich all-terrain 35" tires, the Raptor is considered an OEM-style "pre-runner." Pre-runners are reconnaissance vehicles used for high-speed testing of off-road race courses before a race.
F-150 SVT Raptor also debuted the all-new 6.2-liter V8 engine as an option for the 2010 model year . Ford reports horsepower and torque as 411 hp (306 kW) @ 5500 rpm, 434 lb·ft (588 N·m) @ 4500 rpm in the Raptor. All Raptor models will have a 6-speed automatic transmission, selectable 4WD, and rear E-Locker that stays engaged at high-speeds.
As we already know, the first joint effort between Ford’s two wholly owned performance teams will be the Focus ST. This will use the Focus’s five-door hatch body style and powering the Focus ST is a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder. With direct injection, variable intake and exhaust timing, and a hexagonal center-exit exhaust finishers, the aluminum four cranks out 247 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual will be the only transmission offered at launch.
SVT’s second new model in the lineup will be the second generation Fiesta ST. The Fiesta ST with its 1.6-liter I4 EcoBoost engine will deliver 180 horsepower. The European and North American models will be different due to their slight engineering and design differences. The Fiesta ST for Europe will be offered in a three-door body style while the North American model will be offered in the five-door body style.
The Mustang GT500 is essentially the most powerful, fastest production Mustang to date. With a 650 hp and 650 ft. lb. of torque roaring out a aluminum, 5.8 liter V8 block supercharged power plant, Ford was eager to report that the GT500 ran just north of 200 mph in track tests – putting it within shouting distance of the Ford GT, the Aston Martin Vanquish, the Porsche Carrera GT and the Ferrari Maranello.
But, can it handle the chicane as well as those much more expensive rides? To tighten up the handling, the GT500 now sports a Torsen limited slip differential, a carbon fiber drive shaft for reduced weight, a carbon fiber plated rear axle, dampers and 19-inch allow wheels in front, 20s at the back. Brembo provides the braking kit, including massive14-inch vented front discs