When Ford debuted the 330-horsepower Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package (HPP) earlier this year, it drew immediate comparisons to the turbocharged Fox-body Mustang SVO of the mid-1980s. Indeed, ahead of its announcement, we were among those who speculated that Ford's development mule signal a revival of the SVO nameplate. It was not meant to be, however. The name of the range-topping performance variant of Ford's turbo-4 is much more of a mouthful than "SVO," but there's a reason for that – one that makes a great deal of sense. SVO was more than a badge; it stood for "Special...
Jaguar considers skipping R models in favor of SVR
Jaguar dropped a wonderful bit of news at the 2018 NY auto show. The British automaker decided that stuffing a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 into the F-Pace makes good sense, and we're inclined to agree. That's how the compact crossover earned the SVR badge. But that also means Jaguar jumped right...Jeff Glucker
Jaguar Land Rover's SVO wants to take on Mercedes-AMG with its own bespoke sports car
Everyone wants a piece of Mercedes-AMG. Cadillac has stepped up its V-Series offerings in recent years, Audi Sport is gunning for a greater share of the performance segment, and now Jaguar is ready to take on Germany's finest. Speaking to Auto Express, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicles Operations...Sean Szymkowski
Is A New Mustang SVO On The Way?
According to Jalopnik, Ford chairman Bill Ford Jr. has publicly stated that a turbocharged Mustang is on the way. Ford Jr. didn't get into specifics, but likely engine choices would either be a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 or a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder. A turbocharged...Tim Healey
No Ford Mustang EcoBoost, But Tuners Prepping Turbo Stangs
A year or two ago, the rumor mill was abuzz with speculation that Ford might offer a version of its EcoBoost V-6 on the 2011 Mustang—and it might even replace the V-8.Bengt Halvorson