Competition Orange Ford Focus SVT EAP

2003 Ford Focus SVT with European Appearance Package in Competition Orange. – ©2003 Ford Motor Company

SVT Focus Specifications:

SVT Focus


Type: DOHC Zetec Inline-4
Displacement: 2.0L / 121 CID
Horsepower: 170 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 145 lbs.-ft. @ 5500 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 3.3 in. x 3.5 in.
Compression: 10.2:1

Front: SVT-tuned independent MacPherson struts with angled coil spring/damper units and lower A-arms in optimized double horizontal bushings mounted on a separate front subframe with 22mm stabilizer bar
Rear: SVT-tuned independent SLA system with one upper and two lower arms, plus additional twist-plate longitudinal link, Separate vertical damper units, 21mm stabilizer bar

Front: 11.8 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper
Rear: 11.0 in vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Four wheel, Four sensor ABS system

Wheels: 17 x 7 in. 5-spoke aluminum alloy
Tires: Continental ContiSport Contact, P215/45ZR-17


0-60 mph: 7.4 seconds (Road & Track)
60-0 mph braking: 122 feet (Road & Track)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 15.6 seconds @ 90.1 mph (Road & Track)


Production Numbers:


Powered by a modified Ford DOHC Zetec I-4 engine, the SVT Focus version sported Variable Intake Cam Timing (VCT), a dual-stage intake (DSI) manifold, a high-flow, high-compression cylinder head, and a 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust header. The SVT Focus also featured a unique six-speed manual gearbox, sport tuned suspension, 17-inch performance wheels and tires, and a wide array of standard equipment. Based on a Focus ZX3 three-door, the SVT Focus entered the crowded sport compact market and immediately won a battery of magazine head-to-head comparison tests making it an instant favorite among the motoring media.

Total Produced (Three-Door Only): 4,788
 – Black: 1,320
– Silver: 1,260
– Blue: 1,184
– Red: 1,025


The 2003 model year saw the addition of a practical 5-door version and a special 3-door European Appearance Package. The European Appearance Package SVT Focus featured an upscale interior with European flair including black leather-trimmed front Recaro sport seats, matching leather door-panel inserts and rear leather seating surfaces. The exterior was set off by 17×7-inch, multi-spoke, Dark Argent wheels, plus two new exclusive colors, Screaming Yellow and Competition Orange.
Total Produced: 6,158
Total Thee-Door Produced: 3,985

– Black: 1,266
– Red:  1,111
– Silver: 876
– Orange: 301
– Yellow: 253
– Blue: 178
Total Five-Door Produced: 2,173
 – Black: 770
– Silver: 701
– Red: 582
– Blue: 120


In 2004, the popular European Appearance Package became available this year in both 3-and-5-door configurations, again delivering all available options including a superb stereo/CD, a power sunroof, heated seats, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights and Recaro seats. Platform changes in the mainstream Ford Focus and the move to a new assembly facility prompted Ford product planners to suspend production of the SVT Focus after the 2004 model year.
Total Produced: 3,057
Total Thee-Door Produced: 1,978

– Blue: 466
– Silver: 466
– Black: 427
– Red:  375
– Yellow: 123
– Orange: 121
Total Five-Door Produced: 1,079
 – Silver: 362
– Black: 278
– Blue: 194
– Red: 128
– Yellow: 66
– Orange: 51

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