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Ford Mustang SVO HO specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1427 kg (3146 lbs)
Dimensions 4.59 m (181 in) long, 1.76 m (69 in) wide, 1.32 m (52 in) high
Wheelbase 2.55 m (101 in)
Power / weight 146 ps (144 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 235 Nm (174 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1985
Origin country United States
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Top speed 231 kph (144 mph)
0 - 100 kph 7.2 s
0 - 60 mph 6.8 s


Engine type Ford 2.3 OHC Turbocharged
Displacement 2.3 l (140 ci / 2294 cc)
Power 208 ps (205 bhp / 153 kw) @ 5000 rpm
Torque 336 Nm (248 lb-ft) @ 3200 rpm
Power / liter 91 ps (89 hp)
Transmission Borg-Warner Hurst Shifter 5 Speed Manual (3.73 ratio)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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63Bmech  5y ago

@Mental: That "vent" is actually functional, it allows air flow to the top mount inter-cooler. That car is far from an escort. The car cost 1000 more than the GT did, and was arguably faster. It is also where SVT came from. Using the turbo 4 from the previous Turbo Gts with upgrades from SVO, this car was ahead of it's time. Fuel retard for lower octane fuel, Better suspension than the GT came with, Lighter engine up front behind the steering gear giving it better handling. Functional albeit strange looking dual spoiler. The SVO was a complete package.

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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Mental: The Mustang II looked like a Pinto dressed up as a Mustang for Halloween, This Mustang SVO seems to be a Ford Escort posing as a fox body Mustang. But in its defense 205 horsepower is pretty good for an American from that time, in 1985, we were just starting to recover from the oil crisis of the 1970s and most American cars made then sucked, those were also the days of planned obsolescence.

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Mental  7y ago

If this is a successor to iconic Mustangs of 60-ties, then Ford Orion is a muscle car too... What a crappy exterior for a car with 'Mustang' name.. and that air vent at the hood doesn't make it more aggressive...

205 hp is actually pretty good for an average sportscar from 80-ties though.. but the Mustang?... This is just an Escort...


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SVO85.5  4m ago

That's not an escort, the Foxbody started in 79

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SVO lover  3m ago @SVO85.5

Do u know where any svo's are sitting southeast of Kentucky?

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Rick  2w ago @SVO lover

In my garage