FPV GT F
FPV GT F revealed
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12th June, 2014
- 351 kW supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine
- Most powerful GT sedan ever produced by Ford Australia
- Engine overboost function provides 15 per cent more power
Ford Australia has revealed its final FPV models, the limited-edition FPV GT F sedan and Pursuit Ute.
The most powerful GT sedan ever produced by Ford Australia, the FPV GT F is powered by a 351 kiloWatt supercharged
5.0-litre V8 engine. The GT F’s output was specifically chosen as a reference to the famous 351 cubic-inch 5.8 litre
V8s that powered the Falcon GTs that followed the original GTs.
The 'beating heart' of the GT F has undergone specialised development by the Ford Product Development team and
partner Prodrive Premcar to meet customer expectations of both performance and driveability.
“Our goal was to create the best vehicle we could; a vehicle that pays respect to Ford GTs of old yet celebrates
all that is good about Ford’s performance credentials,” FPV Chief Programme Engineer, Peter de Leur, said.
Apart from developing a character-filled 351 kW of power, the V8 engine in the GT F sedan has a transient overboost
function in the engine management system that will enable drivers to access 15 per cent more power, if the prevailing
conditions are favourable.
The GT F 351’s power curve has been calculated to deliver a very noticeable feel to the car’s performance. “This is
delivered in every gear above 4,000 rpm, other than first gear,” he said.
“When we started this programme we had an opportunity to look at a performance increase for the engine so we
developed a strategy around the calibration that allowed for a performance upgrade without impacting the all-round
driveability of the car,” de Leur said.
“In doing so, we were also able to make this car special for our FPV GT F customers.”
“We were also able to add things like rear camber bolt adjustment on the rear suspension so it can be adjusted for
track days, if a customer wishes,” de Leur said.
Developed to celebrate Ford’s performance brand, the new FPV GT F also pays homage to the legendary Falcon GTs of the
late 1960s and early 1970s.
Each will carry an individual build number, with many specific numbers reserved by collectors and Falcon GT
Just 500 of the FPV GT F sedans will be built for the Australian market, with an additional 50 built for New Zealand.
Ford will build just 120 Pursuit Utes.
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In taking the covers off the new model, Ford revealed for the first time the GT F’s unique bonnet ‘black out’, which
harks back to the earlier Falcon GTs.
The ‘black out’ panel extends over the roof and rear deck lid, giving the last FPV a unique look.
Exposed too was the model’s distinctive ‘stealth’ exterior striping package, together with gloss black accents on the
‘raccoon eyes’, grilles, appliques, door handles, mirrors and rear diffuser, ensuring that the GT F is unlike anything
that has come before it.
‘GT orange’ detailing is another feature of this FPV - it is used on the model’s ‘351’ badging, instrument dial faces,
seat stitching and embroidery, build number and manual transmission plaquette and the ICC start-up screen.
Ford’s designers have given the interior finishes an even more contemporary look with darker tones and more lustrous
Available in five colour variants from the Ford palette, FPV GT F buyers have been given the choice of three colour
tonings that convey either a bold and modern look, tone-on-tone elegance or a sense of heritage.
Ford also announced that FPV GT F owners will be able to purchase a tailored car cover in dark grey and with model
logo and stripe print.
The limited-edition Pursuit ute also revealed will feature a new exterior look incorporating a number of GT F style
features and includes the bonnet/roof/rear black-out.
This final FPV ute is powered by a 315kW version of the same supercharged 5.0 litre V8 engine in the GT F.