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1986 Ford Mustang SVO: Ultimate Guide

1986 Ford Mustang SVO

Power rose to 205 horsepower and torque rose to 248 lb-ft in mid-1985 and stayed that way for the 1986 model year SVO. This was the last year for the SVO, with a total of 9,844 SVO’s sold throughout its three year history.

By 1986, the SVO was pretty pointless. It was down 20 horsepower on the newly refreshed, fuel-injected 302, but the price tag was still considerably higher. It certainly brought the right hardware to the fight against its bigger engined sibling but it wasn’t enough to drive sales success.

. A 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder provided the underhood punch, offering up 200 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque in 1986. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed Borg-Warner five-speed manual transmission and 3.73 rear gears. To manage this extra speed, four-wheel discs were pilfered from the contemporary Lincoln Mark VII, while a Hurst shifter and closely-spaced pedals made quick shifts easier.

The 1985 SVO only had a few minor changes during its lifetime. The 1986 SVO continued to have the charcoal front and rear bumper moldings, double split rear spoiler, single hole grille, and single offset integrated hood scoop. The Competition Prep package was again offered as an option. This deleted such standard features as the power windows, radio and air conditioning to save weight.

Specifications & Performance

built at Detroit, Michigan, USA
price $ $15 500 USD
engine Turbocharged Inline-4
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Turbocharged & Intercooled
valvetrain SOHC
fuel feed Bosch/Ford Fuel Injection
displacement 2300 cc / 140.4 in³
bore 96 mm / 3.78 in
stroke 79.4 mm / 3.13 in
compression 8.0:1
power 152.9 kw / 205 bhp @ 5000 rpm
specific output 89.13 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 148.23 bhp per tonne
torque 336.24 nm / 248.0 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD w/Limited Slip
front tires 225/50VR-16
rear tires 225/50VR-16
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
f brake size x 277 mm / x 10.9 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
r brake size x 287 mm / x 11.3 in
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Lower A-Arms, Coil Springs, Koni Adjustable Tube Shocks, Anti-Roll bar
r suspension Live Axle w/Upper & Lower Trailing Arms, Koni Adjustable Tube Shocks
curb weight 1383 kg / 3049 lbs
wheelbase 2553 mm / 100.5 in
front track 1468 mm / 57.8 in
rear track 1481 mm / 58.3 in
length 4597 mm / 181.0 in
width 1755 mm / 69.1 in
height 1318 mm / 51.9 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 4.03:1, 2.27:1, 1.50:1, 1.00:1, 0.86:1, :1
final drive 3.45:1
top speed ~215.7 kph / 134.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.3 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~19.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.5 seconds
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