Did you read sbout the schoolteacher who had a 2.3 turbo in his Pinto? He was running mid 10's with a C4 and a 8" axle. The motor was soooo stock, it was scary! He even used a Ranger camshaft for good idle quality.
That movie clip was COOL. I love SVO's. I had a 84 model a few years back that I ran hard at Road America. The SVO is the best handling, best balanced Mustang I have driven. I am an SVT dealer so I have driven just about every possible late model mustang as well as the many vintage cars I have owned. I have my eye on a 85 1/2 one owner competition prep car that the owner has been trying to sell me for the past 5 years. A competition prep car with a factory sunroof...that was the only option on the window sticker.
I bought my SVO new, drove it with the original 2.3-T until 1988. I got tired of the turbo lag and lack of bottom-end power so I put a 5.0 EFI V-8 in it and have been very happy with the combination ever since. I'm still a fan of the 2.3-T engine but I think it really needs to be in a smaller, lighter car than a Mustang or T-bird.
I had an 87 T-Coupe that was great. Not a screamer, but a very nice car. My brother made me pop the hood, cause he said there was no way that it was a 4 cylinder with the power it had. Other than loosing a timing belt, the car had no problems (good thing that engine can free wheel, no valve damage due to loss of belt)
Yeah I have an 85 SVO, My Wife has an 84 SVO, I have an 87 LX that is currently getting a 2.3T, and I have an 88 Turbocoupe..
You could say I like these cars, I have had about 7 Turbo cars in the last few years..