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    To add to the above, the SVT has bigger valves and redesigned intake ports. I believe the short block adds forged pistons and oiling changes. Stock to stock, the SVT is a big upgrade over a regular Zetec.

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    SVT also has variable intake cam timing and a 2 stage intake manifold that shifts to shorter runners above 6,000RPM.
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    I have had 2 SVT engines in my current Cat. The first, well tuned one, made about 162 hp and 148 lbs torque, on a chassis dyno. The second, as of yet untuned one, made 148 hp and 136 torque, per my faltering memory.

    Basically, the SVT falls a bit more than half way between the stock Zetecs, which were lucky to get more than 124-135 hp on a chassis dyno, and the Duratec, which I had in my Birkin and which made around 169 hp and 155 lbs torque, on the same dyno, again per my faltering memory.

    Forum member, 1 TurboFocus, an expert on Zetecs, says, for all practical purposes, the SVT was a different engine than the stock Zetec. Anyhow, it is a nice, torquey, easy to drive engine that red lines around 7200. It weighs maybe 35 lbs more than the Duratec, in standard form and isn't as amenable to tuning as the Duratec. Because of its broad torque range, it matches well with the 5 sp transmission (no need to keep it on the boil).

    As a reference point, my '19 MX-5's (Miata) ultra-modern "Skyactive" Mazda 2.0 liter engine is rated at a bit more power than the SVT on paper but on the dyno the numbers are similar or less, than the the SVT. That's progress. Or maybe emissions and mpg issues???
    Last edited by Kitcat; 06-26-2020 at 07:45 AM.
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    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
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    I (we) currently have a Caterham Zetec (his), a Caterham SVT (her), and a Caterham R300 Durtec (ours). Each one is a fantastic driver with a different experience. I (we) have no favorite because they all put a smile on my (our) faces.

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    pksurveyor, you give a whole new meaning to being "cat" people.
    Life happens while you're making other plans
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    His Zetec, Her SVT, Our Durtec.

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    sold?

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    Yes. I've had a ton of interest, but car still available.

    PM, serious inquiries only, please.

    Sandfire

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    Sold.

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    Congratulations! Someone got a great car.
    Kitcat:AKA, Sir Spinsalot
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car
    '19 Honda Type R, sold
    '19 Miata Clubsport

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