Why The Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package Isn’t Called ‘SVO’
Ford Still Owns The “Mustang SVO” Trademark.
The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package is about as aggressive of an entry-level pony car as they come. With 330 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, it’s the most powerful four-cylinder coupe ever offered by an American automaker. But it’s not just about the power. This special Mustang features larger brakes from the V8-powered Mustang GT, plus a Mustang GT Performance Package aero kit, and even Mustang GT suspension components to make it the highest-performing production four-cylinder Mustang ever. But there’s something, a cherry on top, that seems to be missing. It’s the name.
As it stands the official name is almost too long to Tweet. Why didn’t Ford simply call the Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package the ‘Mustang SVO?’ If not for anything, it at least rolls off the tongue easier. But like every other facet of the Ford Mustang, history and lineage are held just as importantly as anything else.