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FPV Celebrates Five Years in Power

 

9th September, 2008

2008 FPV GT E - FG series 
Image copyright FPV, used by Next Car Pty Ltd with permission Ford Performance Vehicles this year celebrates its 5th anniversary of production and to mark this auspicious occasion, FPV has announced that they will build a special commemorative model which will be revealed next month.

FPV General Manager, Rod Barrett was coy on revealing too many details, but promised FPV enthusiasts that this vehicle would be a great collector's vehicle following on from last year's 40th Anniversary GT and Cobra.

While five years may seem 'embryonic' in the automotive realm, FPV's heritage can be traced way back to the golden years of Australian motor sport when the GT legend was born.

The FPV GT was launched in 2003 and marked the beginning of a new era in performance motoring, bringing with it fond memories 1967 when the XR GT won the foreboding Bathurst 1000 race.

"FPV has established itself in the Australian performance market in such a short time," said Rod Barrett.

"When we first launched FPV the brand revolved around the iconic status of the GT, now FPV has grown in only five short years to include two families - the GT and the F6, available in sedan, Ute and SUV models."

FPV, as it's known today, was formed following the acquisition of the Tickford group of companies by UK-based Prodrive, one of the world's leading motor sport and automotive engineering companies.

FPV is now one of the largest performance vehicle brands in Australia and the latest range of Ford Performance Vehicles are more desirable than ever.

"There has been much speculation about where FPV will head next, the GT HO is always on the radar, however, it would depend on whether a business case could be achieved and whether there would be market demand when we are ready to release it," said Barrett.

"Whether or not we move into the small car market is something we will look at once the Focus is produced here in Australia, of course it is always an option for the future."

The new FG models mark an exciting era in performance motoring, and for the first time, every new FPV model carry unique FPV badging.

"Owning an FPV is no longer about whether it's a GT or an F6, it's now about the FPV brand - it's about serious performance."



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