Ford Mustang SVO 

  • $16k built in USA
  • 1983
  • 205 HP 2.3L
  • 134 mph
Specifically, technology from the Ford IMSA and SVO prototype were transferred to the Mustang SVO which was released in 1983.
With turbo charging and modifications introduced by SVO, the power was raised to an impressive 170bhp.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford Mustang SVO


Mustang SVO
7.3 s

Top speed

Mustang SVO
134 mph


Mustang SVO
19 s

1/4 mile

Mustang SVO
15.5 s

Data points Key details of the Ford Mustang SVO


Mustang SVO


Mustang SVO
205 HP

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Ford Mustang SVO
A 5-Speed Manual transmission was mated to the engine.
The SVO was a different kind of Mustang as it retained the inline-4 found on the entry level models.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ford
Price $15,500
Year 1983

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 14.87 lb/hp
Maximum hp 205 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 248 ft-lb @ 3,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,300 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.13 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,049 lb
Width 69.1 in
Height 51.9 in
Length 181 in
Front track width 57.8 in
Wheelbase 100.5 in

road tests

Top speed 134 mph
1/4 mile 15.5 s
0-60mph 7.3 s
0-100mph 19 s


Drivetrain RWD w/Limited Slip
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.45:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 178
Rear wheels 406/? 178
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