Originally Posted by exexpat
What is the point? The SVT is a 195hp setup and the 3.0 X-Type has basically the "SVT-like" tuning by default to make 227hp. I don't think adding half a liter displacement to the SVT motor will outdo the 32 extra hp you just get normally from a 3.0 X-Type motor and the trouble to engineer for the different components is not worth it.
Well, I have a 3L svt with a few other mods and no, it doesn't "outdo" an X in horsepower numbers, but I suspect with its lighter weight, the svt can keep up with an X on the road or at autocross. I'm currently looking for an X-type as well and can't wait to compare the ride to my svt.