KingCobra Posted January 29, 2006 Report Share Posted January 29, 2006 Although there seems to be some rumours generating that the future of SVT may be in jeopardy, I don't see this happening, at least not in the near future. Alot of time and money has been spent building a new foundation for this division. Ford is generating alot of market excitement based in part on the involvement of SVT in product developement. Driving enthusiasts are going to become a large, lucrative, but demanding piece of the pie. As one of these customers, I am very specific on what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a car that is designed for exceptional performance, and that above all, in form and function excites the hell out of me. The market has become so saturated with quality product that emotion is the only thing in which they can win our attention, and devotion to a particular companies product. Ford, because of SVT, is positioned to be the most prepared to do just that. Here's my thoughts: 1. The Ford GT (WOW).......is about to see the end of production (very low production car, due to design and price) 2. Shelby GT500.......if I'm right about the Ford GT ending production, then I can easily see that Ford will tune the GT500 to 500hp. Early speculation was that they would not want to impede on the performance power of the Ford GT with a car that costs a quarter of the price, unless they drop the low production of the Ford GT in favour of a higher production of the GT500 (half the profit, but 10x the units). 3. Clearly the Cobra was dropped from the Shelby GT500 for one obvious reason. Drop the Ford GT, increase the production of the Shelby GT500, and produce the New Generation Shelby Cobra Concept. Mustang V6 @ $20k, Mustang V8 @ $27k, Shelby GT500 @ $40k, and the Cobra @ $60k. Nice product line. But, purely the speculation of one driving enthusiast. Anybody else??? KingCobra. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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