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About Focus SVT

In the Focus SVT, Ford took a rather tepid compact car and made an exciting hatch to rival the best European hot hatchbacks of its generation. One mile behind its wheel and there is no mistaking this SVT for anything but a sports car hiding in plain sight. To empower the lowly Focus sedan, the Special Vehicle Team at Ford tweaked the 2.0-liter Zetec engine in the standard car to raise its power output from 130 to 170 horsepower. In addition, the Focus SVT transmission is the same snappy six-speed manual transmission found in the Mini Cooper S. The SVT model also has more responsive steering than the regular Ford Focus as well as larger brake discs and stiffer suspensions. The first SVT Focus was a three-door hatchback, but when the 2003 Ford Focus SVT rolled out, a five-door option became available. The 2013 model also comes with leather Recaro racing seats and 15-spoke wheels. With the large inventory of compact cars on eBay, you can easily find the Focus SVT and discover how the humble Ford Focus got its winning streak.