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1999 SVT Contour

1999 Ford Contour SVT-1

1999 SVT Contour

The 1999 model year brought more horsepower to the SVT Contour, pushing it to an even 200, thanks to more aggressive use of the Extrude Hone Powerflow process to include the manifold’s primary intake ports, as well as the recalibration of the EEC-V module for increased torque. Wider BFGoodrich tires were offered for improved traction, with subsequent changes made to the strut dampening. Tropic Green Clearcoat was added to the exterior paint palette, and Prairie Tan leather became and interior color option.

Engine
Type: 60-degree, DOHC, 24-Valve V-6
Displacement: 2.5L / 155 CID
Horsepower: 200 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque: 169 lbs.-ft. @ 5500 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 3.2 in. x 3.1 in.
Compression: 10.0:1

Suspension
Front: MacPherson strut, lower A-arm, coil springs
Rear: Multi-link type, strut, with one lower trailing arm, two transverse links, coil springs

Brakes
Front: 10.94 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper
Rear: 9.88 in vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Four wheel, Four sensor ABS system

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. 5-spoke cast aluminum
Tires: BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW, P215/50ZR-16, Unidirectional Tread Pattern

Performance

0-60 mph: 7.6 seconds
60-0 mph braking: 134 feet
1/4-mile @ MPH: 15.6 seconds @ 89.4 mph
 
Production
Total Produced: 2,760

 - Black: 902
 - Silver: 861
 - Green: 503
 - Red: 494