PASADENA, CA – John Coletti acts like a proud papa as he boasts that during its 10-year history the Ford Motor Co.’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) has built its 100,000th vehicle, a 2002 SVT F-150 Lightning pickup. It doesn’t matter to Coletti, chief engineer and driving force behind SVT, that the Ford Div. alone sells twice that many cars and trucks each month. The SVT badge, he says, proclaims that these vehicles are special: Everyday cars and trucks souped up and engineered as ...

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