Special Vehicle Team, rest in peace. While the new GT500 will carry SVT badges, it's no secret with the lack of a new SVT Focus, the death of the Adrenalin and the miscarriage of a Ram SRT10-fightin' Lightning, that Ford's domestic performance group was on its last legs. And it's now apparently been completely mowed down by the Great Leap Forward in all but name. Why, we wonder, in this day and age of new SS cars, Chrysler Group's potent SRT machines, Nismo, TRD and V-Series type machines is Ford killing off a rebirth that it midwifed? We dunno. Look for the Mustang Cobra III in a couple of years. Total Performance, our foot.
Team spiritless: Ford's SVT concept is history [Inside Line]
Ford to Bring SVT Performance to All Dealers [Internal]