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8th April, 2014
- Individually numbered new-edition GT F sedan will be limited to 550 units
- Bold and expressive GT F traces some of its visual cues to past Australian Falcon GTs
Ford Australia will release a limited-edition FPV GT Sedan later this year to wind up the performance brand.
In remembering the Australian developed Falcon GTs and their racetrack honed heritage, the design and engineering team
involved in the FPV project chose to opt for a simple “F” for “Final” designation for the GT sedan.
The individually numbered new sedan will be limited to just 550 units (500 in Australia and 50 for New Zealand).
Alongside the GT F, a refreshed FPV ute will also be released. Ford is building 120 high-performance V8 Pursuit
“Developing this FPV sedan and ute has been a project of passion, a combined effort by many dedicated and
passionate Ford engineering staff and suppliers to produce a model that celebrates the FPV brand for our customers and
fans,” said Bob Graziano, President and CEO of Ford Australia.
The GT F will boast the superior handling capabilities of the GT R-SPEC, featuring the same significantly recalibrated
suspension package, to deliver racetrack-inspired handling, and better traction.
Wide 9-inch rear wheels with 275/35 R19 Dunlop Sports Maxx tyres will also enhance cornering grip and acceleration
from standstill, while an automatically enabled launch control feature will tailor torque delivery to ensure launch
performance is optimised and drive quality uncompromised on typical road surfaces.
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The FPV GT option of Brembo 6-piston front and 4 piston rear brakes will be standard on the GT F.
Visually the Ford design team, led by Nick Eterovic, Ford Australia Design Manager, has delivered a bold and
expressive GT F that can trace some of its visual cues to past Australian Ford GTs. The GT F is a bold design that is
technical, capable and 'muscular', which plays on the iconic elements that characterise FPV.
“We knew we had to celebrate an icon so some of the visual design cues can trace their heritage back to the Ford
GTs of the 1970s,” Eterovic said. “There is a true sense of history and celebration with this car but we wanted to
make sure that we retained the most exciting elements of the current FPV range, while modernising the design and adding
fresh elements to the GT F.”
The team has developed a ‘stealth’ stripe design package that is evocative of the blacked-out highlights from Ford
muscle cars of the '70s complimented by distinctive GT F badging.
The GT F will be available in five colour variants from the Ford palette, Winter White, Kinetic (blue), Silhouette
(black), Octane (orange) and Smoke (dark grey).
The GT F will feature standard matt black stripes across all colours, plus a performance white option on Kinetic only
and metallic gold available on Silhouette. Silver stripe options will be available on Smoke and Silhouette.
Eterovic said the designers chose a palette of body colour and stripe variations that delivered a set of very strong
and targeted combinations, from bold and modern with black on white, through the tone-on-tone elegance of silver on
Smoke, to a sense of history with the gold on black.
The interior ambience has been updated to emphasis richer, darker tones and more lustrous finishes appropriate for the
Specifically, Ford designers have crafted an appropriate level of exclusivity within the cabin with stitching and
embroidery on the partial leather sports seats and highlights on the interior trim.
A high series audio and centre console, usually a premium offering of the GT E, has been included as has a new gear
knob cover and dash spear while a GT F-branded build number complete the interior changes.
“The GT F is a celebration of the GT and of Ford’s history in Australia and our dedicated team have made sure this
vehicle can stand proudly beside any GT products of the past – and any Ford performance vehicles in future,” Graziano
said. “These passionate staff will continue to design Ford vehicles into the future as part of Ford’s 1,100 strong
design and engineering base in Australia.”
The new look Pursuit Ute will feature the design cues of the GT F including the unique stripe package and will be
limited to just 120 units.
The Pursuit Ute will feature a GT front bar, F6 sideskirts and GT wheels and will be available in the same colour
palette and stripe package options as the GT F.
As per the previous Pursuit Ute, launched alongside the GT R SPEC, the newest Pursuit will continue to carry the
standard features of the GS Ute with a number of additional extras, providing value for money for customers.
Over and above the standard features of a GS Ute, the Pursuit Ute includes:
- Pursuit badging
- Build number badge
- 8-inch GT wheels with 5-spoke premium alloy wheel design
- GT front bar
- Partial Leather seats
- Climate Control
- Premium Sound
- Satellite Navigation System
The complete GT F sedan specifications will be released closer to launch. The limited-edition Pursuit Ute will
continue to be powered by the all-aluminium supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, which produces 315 kW of power at 5,750 rpm
and 545 Nm of torque @ 2,000 – 5,500 rpm.
The GT F sedan has a Manufacturer’s List Pricing of $77,990* and the FPV V8 Pursuit Ute is $52,990.*
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are