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All I have to say is, I hope Ford thinks this is a good idea and makes it production, cause I want one.
 

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I dont think it matters....Ford is about to Price themselves out of the Sport COmpact MArket.

I saw an SVT ZX% Yesterday with a price tag of 21,320.00

No Thank you!
 

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Originally posted by teamford:


I saw an SVT ZX% Yesterday with a price tag of 21,320.00

No Thank you!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Dealer markup or you saw an Euro package....
 

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Originally posted by Prometheus_X:
All I have to say is, I hope Ford thinks this is a good idea and makes it production, cause I want one.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Ford built their own V6 Focus a long time ago and decided that a 170hp Zetec would be the way to go.

We are far more likely to see a force-fed four than a V6.
 

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Originally posted by Shiva Chaos:
The v6 svt is not fun to drive. Very heavy in the front end.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">It can't be much heavier. The V6 is all aluminum compared to your iron block Zetec.
 

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Originally posted by Qbert:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Shiva Chaos:
The v6 svt is not fun to drive. Very heavy in the front end.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">It can't be much heavier. The V6 is all aluminum compared to your iron block Zetec.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">it's heavy enough to notice.

in any case, SVT is not planning to use the v-6 in the focus anytime soon.
 

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Originally posted by Qbert:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Shiva Chaos:
The v6 svt is not fun to drive. Very heavy in the front end.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">It can't be much heavier. The V6 is all aluminum compared to your iron block Zetec.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">This has been discussed in the past and I agree with the last statement. Shiva, do you have eny experience behind the wheel as your post would suggest? Maybe you could offer some insight we missed before?

BTW, I'll take that car in a nice BRG please.

[ 05-13-2003, 11:50 AM: Message edited by: focalxplosion ]
 

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Originally posted by focalxplosion:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Qbert:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Shiva Chaos:
The v6 svt is not fun to drive. Very heavy in the front end.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">It can't be much heavier. The V6 is all aluminum compared to your iron block Zetec.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">This has been discussed in the past and I agree with the last statement. Shiva, do you have eny experience behind the wheel as your post would suggest? Maybe you could offer some insight we missed before?</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Nope, but you can ask the SVT guys, that's how I found out.
 

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Massive stereo on the way.

In any case.

When I spoke to the person who was driving the car, it was at our last Miller's bar meeting (which we need to have soon).

Drew was there and he took a ton of pictures.

yes it was all aluminum but it took up too much of the drive bay. They had to re-do the suspension to handle the weight. It still had a predisposition for understeer.

If you guys are willing to shell out SVT contour prices for a focus with a v6, then go ask SVT to make it.
 

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I've driven ZX3 Tuning's car and it is not front heavy. They run FK coilovers with Mondeo springs instead of the Focus ones. And the engine bay is not that tight, since they have enough room to put twin turbo's on it and all that goes with them.
 

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Originally posted by SilverSVT:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by teamford:


I saw an SVT ZX% Yesterday with a price tag of 21,320.00

No Thank you!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Dealer markup or you saw an Euro package....</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">i was just at my dealer today getting an oil change and saw an 03 SVT 5-door for 21,000 (audiophile, HIDs) no markup. all the other ones were 20,000+ no markup.
They had a nice Stage 1 Rousch stang there too.
 

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The article that went with the pictures claimed that there were only two built and the other one had been dismantled. I suppose it could be wrong though, I'm not sure how old it is.
 

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Originally posted by Shiva Chaos:
The v6 svt is not fun to drive. Very heavy in the front end.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">The V6 engine only weighs 40lbs more than the Zetec, so its basically the difference between me and a skinny friend driving. Sorry man but get the facts str8 before letting out statements.
 

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This is what I don't get...
What's the point of putting a V-6 into a car such as the FOCI SVT?? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the Sport Compact scene?? Don't get me wrong I do finding engine swaps interesting (this one included)...But everytime I see this swap it's seems like some Mustang lover is just trying to make the FOCI into an ol'skool Hot Rod....

Just an opinion...


Love the outside of the SVT though...


[ 05-13-2003, 04:23 PM: Message edited by: Hitokiri ]
 

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So the 2.3 PZEV ,all aluminum motor is 40lbs.lighter than the 2.0 iron block zetec.Now you WILL feel an 80 lb. difference between the V-6 duratec and the 2.3 PZEV.

Anyhow, I heard that the V-6 could not pass frontal crash requirements.
 

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Originally posted by sicko:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Prometheus_X:
Has anyone seen this beauty:

<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">to answer the question, yes the cars build up has been documented on focaljet. it is not an svt though. (or are you just saying that you want a v6 svt?)

i remember that plans were to bi turbo this beast.

there are a few other v6 focuses around, ford built one and there was a wagon that had a monster 6 under the hood 450hp if i remember correctly.
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">http://Buddha.jccc.net/~axon/beast/
 
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