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  • yes i think it should have been an SVT

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Thread: SC considered An SVT or no?

  1. #46
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    Wasnt the thunderbird the start of svt before they actually called it svt just like the sho? It was farmed out to a special group of performance specialists at ford and isnt that all SVT is? Isnt that where the AWD SC came from as well? So in my eyes its like the svt godfather as it was the first North American Production car to come with a roots m90 supercharger.
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    I'm kinda glad its not an "SVT", I like having a "sleeper"

    It also makes our cars more unique. There are many different types of "SVT" out there, but there is only 1 type of "SC"...Kinda like there was only 1 "SVO"

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    it would be embarassing to have a svt badge on one of these poky things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 722 View Post
    it would be embarassing to have a svt badge on one of these poky things.
    Why is that? Ford put them on a handful of Contour's. They are way pokier than our SC's out of the box.

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    Svt, in my opinion should be reserved for terminator cobras. As they could properly hold the badge. Motor trend also had the SVT Contour 0-60 at 7.5 seconds and the quarter mile at 15.7 @ 88.7 mph. Now had the SC been fitted with a 4.6 supercharged v-8 then ---, but thats a different story.

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    My point was there is nothing at all special about an svt contour, no SC, etc. IMO. The production numbers were probably similar. In 1994 less than 1 percent were SC's. The total production numbers for the 2003-2004 cobra were not that far off from the total of 7 years of production for the thunderbird SC.


    Albeit the performance of a terminator is far superior to our SC but it is also 14 years newer in design, so I would expect that it is. The SC had fewer numbers produced when comparing any single year to one another. The SC IMO paved the way for the terminator. The rear differentials are almost identical minus the difference in 28 spline vs 31 spline, they each shared eaton SC's.

    I will say the mn12 chassis is far superior to the sn95 chassis which is nothing more than a modified fox chassis from 1979.

    There are other items we could highlight.

    The sc when comparing a single model year to a single model year terminator had fewer numbers produced so it is more rare. Both had IRS, both had SC's. there is only one reason it didn't carry an svt badge. It is because ford knew it would hurt cobra sales.

    The SC IMO is superior to that of the terminator minus the power plant. Although we could discuss this as well. The 03-04 terminators certainly had their share of cylinder head issues. Just google "cobra dreaded tick". Those motors were not all that great. Sure they had strong rotating assembly's but those cylinder heads suck. Ford revised that head 3 times and it still sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 722 View Post
    Svt, in my opinion should be reserved for terminator cobras. As they could properly hold the badge. Motor trend also had the SVT Contour 0-60 at 7.5 seconds and the quarter mile at 15.7 @ 88.7 mph. Now had the SC been fitted with a 4.6 supercharged v-8 then ---, but thats a different story.
    15.7 ain't bad...thats a half second slower than a stock SC

    Heck, I think 2010 or 2009 V6 Camaros barely do better than 16 seconds.

    I'd buy a SVT Contour, maybe mod it to do at least 14's.

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