Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 1
The big news for 1985 was improvements
to the 5.0 litre V8 H.O. The engine received true dual
exhausts, and 1960s era stainless steel tube headers.
Along with a longer duration lift cam and hydraulic
roller valve lifters, power output increased to a respectable
The SVO continued into 1985, now
in Dark Charcoal Gray instead of Black and new flush-mounted
halogen headlights which improved visual appeal.
New P225/60VR16 Goodyear Gatorback tyres
and a new 3.73:1
rear axle ratio shaved nearly half a second in the
quarter mile and raised trap speed by 4 mph.
ratio was improved from 20:1 to 15:1, and the price
But the big news was the introduction
mid-year, of a newly improved turbocharged
inline 4 with
an increased boost (from 14 psi to 15 psi), dual exhausts,
and a wilder camshaft, which resulted in a power increase
to 205 bhp.