FPV Reveals the Stylish F6 E Concept
FPV's concept car|
..... the F6 E
24th February, 2009
Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) yesterday set a new benchmark in
executive styling and performance with the unveiling of an all-new concept, the F6 E.
"The F6 E has been designed to satisfy calls from the market for more performance based executive vehicles,"
Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett said.
"With the success of the new F6 and GT E, it was a natural progression to couple the performance and dynamics
of F6 with the more subtle executive styling, luxury and comforts of the GT E.
"With the release of this concept we will test the market's reaction before deciding whether or not to put
the F6 E into production," Barrett added.
"Feed back from our customers leaves us confident that the F6 E will be a hit with those looking for
something more from their performance vehicle."
Powered by the high performance 4.0 litre turbo-charged DOHC 24 valve in-line six, the F6 E produces maximum
power of 310 kW at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 565 Nm across the range from 1,950 to 5,200 rpm.
The new F6 E features the ZF six-speed high-torque automatic transmission with Sequential Sports Shift as
standard and boasts a fuel economy figure of 12.1 L/100km.
The F6 E receives performance 355 x 32 mm cross-drilled and ventilated front rotors with Brembo 6-piston
callipers and 330 x 28 mm cross-drilled and ventilated rear rotors with Brembo 4-piston calliper as standard.
"The F6 E suits those drivers who want the same power and performance of an F6 but finished in a more
conservatively styled package that isn't going to leave everyone staring at them."
"The styling of the F6 E differentiates itself from its F6 sibling through the use of a softer colour palette and
more luxurious finishes and trim," Barrett said.
"As opposed to the overtly sporty F6, the F6 E is more subtle, with striking chrome accents and a refined lip
spoiler replacing the bright colours, and large rear wings (spoilers) found on the other models - the colour coding
of the 'racoon-eyes' also helps the F6 E to keep a 'low profile'."
The upper radiator and lower bumper grille mesh are finished in black chrome, while the front driving lamps are
highlighted with a high chrome bezel and complemented by full body coloured bumpers.
The new FPV badge takes centre stage on both the front and rear of the vehicle and the new F6 E badge features on
the rear and side panels.
The 19-inch wheel design was custom matched to the F6 E's premium Brembo brake package and the Alpine Silver alloy
finish completes an understated yet stylish exterior package.
Suggested exterior colours for the FPV F6 E include a palette of eight colours - Winter White, Silhouette,
Lightning Strike, Velvet, Sensation, Steel, Ego and Seduce.
Inside the cabin, the F6 E features luxury FPV seats in shadow leather with the F6 E logo embossed on the head
The interior environment of the F6 E is charcoal and receives a dark walnut woodgrain finish on the dashboard as
well as the doors.
The interior is packed with features to ensure a premium driving experience, including a sports leather steering
wheel with cruise control and audio mounted switches, dual zone temperature control air conditioning, front and rear
power windows, and memory adjustable pedals with alloy pedal controls.
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Sports performance maintains ride comfort
"The F6 E gives increased response to the accelerator pedal throughout the rev range, but also provides around town
driveability due to better access to torque," FPV Head of Powertrain Engineering Bernie Quinn said.
The automatic transmission has a cylinder cut feature during wide open throttle gear changes, which shortens the
'torque off, torque-back-on' time between gear changes, enhancing the wide open throttle performance feel.
"The result is a vehicle with outstanding performance, better engine response and fuel efficiency, and improved
operating performance under all conditions."
"The F6 E has an improved turn-in response and linearity, better steering precision and stability mid-corner and a
reduced roll rate, which all work to deliver a smooth and controlled ride," Quinn explained.
The FPV performance independent double wish bone front suspension and performance control independent rear suspension
teamed-up with the new Sachs mono-shock damper provides the perfect balance between a firm, dynamic sports performance
feel and maintaining ride comfort while cruising.
Safety is standard in the F6 E
The F6 E is equipped with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and side curtain airbags, both of which are now standard
across the entire FPV range.
In addition, the F6 E also features a reverse parking camera and reverse sensing system as standard.
Other safety features include Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and 4-channel Anti lock Braking System (ABS),
driver and passenger airbags and Beltminder technology for both the driver and passenger.
The F6 E is protected by a remote alarm and FPV's ID Datadot identification.
Target pricing for the F6 E would be $78,190 (RRP) approximately.
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