• 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost line-lock burnout

    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...

  • 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR
    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...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    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...

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    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...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang V-6  -  30 mpg
    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.

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