Article on SVT being disbanded

Discussion in '2007 - 2014 Shelby GT500 Tech' started by mike0783, Mar 9, 2006.


  1. mike0783

    mike0783 New Member

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    I was reading the article about SVT being disbanded/shut down effective April 1, 2006. If this is the case, does that mean 2007 will be the only year for the GT500? Will there be a 2008 as well? What about after that?
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    SVT isn't being shut down perse. It's being integrated into Ford's core business. From what I heard, Ford is still going to produce the GT500 for 2 years (07 and 08).
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    that's right .....

    the GT500 will be built on the same assembly line as the rest of the Mustang fleet.
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    Does anybody know if the 2008 gt500 is still going to have the shelby name with it? I am seriously thinking of buying the 2007 but it will possibly cause a divorce. If the 2008 is going to be the same the mark up probably won't be as high
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    That's funny. Same situation here. Might need a room mate soon to help pay bills :p
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    With this being the last Mustang from the SVT group, will it be even more of a keeper?? Should increase its value.:hail2:
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    I believe the last mustang built by SVT was the 03/04 If
    SVT being disbanded how they can build the GT 500?
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    Word is there are plenty of parts with SVT stamped on them that have already been produced for the Shelby. Even on their website, it still says "by SVT".
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    Romeo46LV8 Founding Member

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    Say it ain't so.

    Does anyone else, besides me, find it to be incredibly bad timing for Ford to kill off a name that is synonymous with performance at a time when competitors (read: GM & Dodge) are ramping up their performance divisions and making an over powered everything? :nonono:

    Of course, let’s not even begin on the import market…

    I hope they know what they are doing and have something up their sleeve. I’ve wanted a ‘new’ SVT since I can remember (I’m 24). Now, they’ve gone and taken that away. It’s a shame that the bean counters seem to be once again in control.

    Here’s to hoping they have some grand plan that will soon be unveiled to the rest of us. :flag:
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    FORD is making many of the very same mistakes that GM made and that have kept them at the edge of bankruptcy. :nonono:
    Our Bill Ford isnt the sharpest knife in the drawer and that's for sure ...
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    SVT doesn't build anything.

    The past SVT Cobras, including the 03/04 Cobra were built on the Dearborn assembly line along with all the other 03/04 Mustangs.

    The 07 GT500 will be built @ AAI on the same line that builds all the other Mustangs and Mazda 626s.
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    You mean Mazda 6 :D

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