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Ford Performance Vehicles Reveals New Falcon Range (AU)

 Ford Performance Vehicles Reveals New Falcon Range (AU)
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New Performance FG Falcon range

No Australian Ford Falcon range would be complete without an aspiration performance brand. In preparation for their launch of the Ford Performance Vehicle FG Falcon range in June, FPV have release some details on the exciting new range.

Borrowing heavily from Ford’s global “Kinetic” styling direction, the FG Falcon range is a thoroughly refreshing approach to the Australian large sedan ethos and the FPV range builds on this solid design platform. The new range will be simplified into the V8 GT series and the F6 Turbocharged 6 cylinder range. The GT in the image is the V8 premium product and is traditionally styled for the extroverts amongst FPV’s buyers. Expect the F6 models to offer a more subtle design package in-line with its European influenced performance.

FPV are coy on specifications at present, which is a shame as the FPV vehicles are all about the numbers. Expect the V8 to continue on in its 5.4 litre capacity, although it will be heavily reworked to allow the engine to rev a little higher. These extra revs should produce in excess of 310kW’s (415HP) SAE. The 4.0L Turbo six was always about torque and it had a surplus at 550Nm, and although this engine is strong enough to produce considerably more, the rest of the drivetrain may limit improvements in this area. Power will be up though to around 300kW’s (402HP) SAE as a result of a revised fuel system which will allow the engineers to run more boost.

Although the GT range will have all the drama with its thunderous V8 soundtrack, you would be a fool to bet against the F6 beating the GT in performance terms. The F6’s lighter weight and flatter torque curve will always win those traffic light races.

The FPV’s main rival is HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) which exports to a number of countries around the world such as the UK, USA and the Middle East. Does the new FG Falcon series now mean that even non Australians/New Zealanders can now look forward to seeing some of these unique high performance FPV Ford’s on their shores? It would be rather greedy of the Aussies to keep FPV all to themselves.

Source: Ford Performance Vehicles
Published Feb 18, 2008 11:07 am By Grant Edwardson
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All New FG Falcon-Ford Performance Vehicles Reveals New Model Range
Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) today officially unveiled a selection of its highly anticipated new Falcon-based range, lifting the covers off the latest evolutions of its performance GT sedan, F6 sedan and Super Pursuit Ute.
“Today we have given the public a glimpse of a new era in Australian performance motoring,” said Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett.
“Our new model range offers performance enthusiasts the ultimate in performance engineering, luxury appointments and sports styling.”
For the first time, the Ford badge will not appear on FPV models. The new-look FPV vehicles will feature FPV badges prominently on the centre grille and centre boot lid.
“Featuring the FPV badge on all our new models is a major repositioning for the FPV brand,” said Barrett.
“It signifies the maturing of our brand and the evolution of FPV as Ford’s performance partner.”
As with Ford, FPV has repositioned its high performance sedan and Ute model variants, with seven stunning vehicles divided into the GT series and F6 series families.
“The repositioning of the vehicle line-up has been done for similar reasons to the Ford G Series," said Barrett.
“It is all about growing the brand and attracting new customers. The GT series family continues our strong iconic heritage, while the F6 series family caters to those performance car enthusiasts who prefer a slick turbo charged six-cylinder to a thundering V8.”
The GT series family retains the familiar GT and GT-P sedan nameplates, and introduces the stylish new luxury GT-E sedan.
The bold exterior styling of the new GT and GT-P is highlighted by the trademark unique front grille treatment, rear wing, side striping and V8 bonnet bulge accented with a newly designed hood decal.
Visually, the new GT-E is distinguished from its V8 siblings by its refined rear lip spoiler, chrome accenting and distinctive GT-E badging.
The GT-E’s unique 19-inch alloy wheels are matched by a premium brake package, with
six-piston Brembo brakes now featured as standard.
“The GT-E is a sophisticated luxury performance car that will cater for those buyers that don’t want the stripes, wings, and seats offered in the GT-P; however want to retain all the performance attributes of that car,” said Barrett.
The Super Pursuit and Pursuit Ute variants complete the GT series range.
The F6 series family features the F6 sedan and F6 Ute - the Typhoon and Tornado nomenclature are discontinued on the new vehicles.
Significant ride, handling and safety advancements have been made to the new FPV stable. Each new model variant has been fully engineered and designed to provide the performance enthusiast with the ultimate in Australian performance motoring.
Safety advances include the addition of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) on FPV sedan & Ute vehicles for the first time.
Significantly, FPV customers will also have a choice of manual or auto transmission at no additional cost.
“The option of auto or manual transmission at no extra cost caters for both our luxury and overt sports customers, without penalising either for their choice of transmission,” said Barrett.
FPV has produced exhilarating performance upgrades across the GT and F6 range, however the exact engine performance power and torque figures will be revealed closer to the on sale date in June.
“The unique FPV enhanced design gives each vehicle and a bolder road presence,” said Barrett.
“Coupled with performance upgrades, the new FPV range is a revolution in Australian performance motoring. I’m sure our loyal and passionate customers will be extremely impressed.”
GT Series
GT-E
GT-P
GT
Super Pursuit
Pursuit
F6 Series
F6 sedan
F6 Ute

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Moviestar
Ford and sexy don't go 2gether ...
Feb 20, 2008 5:02 pm
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wisp
It's still a Ford - and the Mag rims suck. The agreesive look is great to scare Pizza delivery scooter boys off the streets.
Feb 19, 2008 12:13 pm
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obscureanimal
its a good looker but i would have liked that plastic bar on the lower grill to be removed. it would then look more like the ford focus XR5 (in australia) with its mean looking gaping mouth ready to swallow the competion. watch out you hot hatches. this car might eat you for breakfast
Feb 19, 2008 11:47 am
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The_woo_factor
Make up from Kiss. Agreed.
Feb 19, 2008 10:08 am
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kevoluetion
It looks like the KISS band
Feb 18, 2008 11:11 pm
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joelynn
Vauxhall has the VXR8 (based on a Holden) so why can't Ford UK have this Falcon to compete?
Feb 18, 2008 8:21 pm
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Joe_Limon
awe, lucky australians
Feb 18, 2008 7:52 pm
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
I want to appreciate the aesthetic upgrades, but I can't help but think it looks a lot like a severe burn victim treated in a third-world hospital.
Feb 18, 2008 5:48 pm
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joelynn
That is a seriously hot front, bold and original (well maybe the tiniest shade of GTR)
Feb 18, 2008 5:12 pm
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xLumino
wow, incredible designupgrade. I simply love this frontshapes
Feb 18, 2008 4:25 pm
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