Ford was really late to the party on the front-drive sport compact thing with their Focus SVT...albeit, not as late as GM with the Cobalt SS, but being the second loudest drunken idiot at the party doesn't exactly make you a saint. Like the selection of available dates on Kentucky's state funded tinder app, it's all relative. Find this 2002 Ford Focus SVT here on eBay offered for $7,500 buy-it-now or make-offer. Tip from mrkwong. This post is part of DT's 2016 Birthday Celebration of 100 cars; enjoy the ride!
The formula to make the Focus get SVT'd was simple: Take the standard 2.0 liter Zetec inline-4 cylinder engine from the basic Focus and hand it to the
folks at Cosworth, who bumped the compression up, added a high flow DOHC
aluminum cylinder head, and tubular 4-2-1 exhaust headers. These mods all work together
to make 170 horsepower (up 40hp from the base model). Finally, a six
speed manual gearbox (sourced from Getrag and shared with BWM's Mini
Cooper S) was added to bring the full performance vision into focus.
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