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7th October, 2010

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has launched the first supercharged V8-engined GT.

FPV’s high-tech, all-new, supercharged 5.0 litre V8 engine produces 335 kW of power and 570 Nm of torque, and is standard fitment across the GT, GT-P and GT E models.

It is the most powerful GT in the history of Ford’s most famous Australian-made model.

To visually mark the arrival of FPV’s new supercharged engine, the sporty new GT and GT-P feature distinctive new body graphics, including a ‘hockey stick’ stripe package and “Boss 335” identification, reminiscent of America's famous 1970 Mustang Boss.

The luxury GT E model retains its low-profile 'demeanour'.

“FPV is extremely proud of our new GT range, and very excited about what we have created,” FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said.

“The new engine is amazing, its all-round performance frankly sets a benchmark for Australian-made cars, and the exciting thing is that it has been developed here, for our cars.”

“FPV’s customers certainly won’t be disappointed by the performance of the new GT range, or in the way the cars drive, and they have real presence with the new graphics package.”

“We’ve created cars that fully deserve to be part of the Falcon GT heritage and, I think, will write an exciting new chapter in the model’s history.”

Developed locally by Prodrive in a $40 million programme, the new FPV GT engine is based on the ‘Coyote’ Ford V8 first introduced in the American Ford Mustang earlier this year.

It’s a sophisticated all-aluminium design with double overhead cams and 32 valves configuration, is individually hand-built for each car, fully EuroIV compliant and offers improved fuel efficiency.

The supercharged V8’s compact size – 47 kg lighter than the outgoing 5.4 litre Boss 315 kW engine – offers packaging benefits which enhance the handling performance of FPV’s new GT range.

“FPV’s GT range now offers a whole new drive experience,” Rod Barrett said.

“Thanks to the most modern engine ever offered in an FPV, all three GTs now provide tremendous, previously unheard of performance but do so in the smoothest, most responsive manner possible.”

“They feature a brilliant engine, and thanks to a huge amount of work, make exactly the right noise too.”

"At the same time, the GTs’ handling has benefitted the lighter engine so turn-in response is sharper, and the whole car is more nicely balanced. The ride is also improved because we’ve be able to more finely tune the suspension front-to-back.”

A feature of the new GT, GT-P and GT E models is a quad-pipe bi-modal exhaust system which enhances both performance and the all-important exhaust note of the new cars.

Together with the new bodyside stripe, the GT and GT-P models get matching bonnet and rear wing graphics, and increased FPV identification via badging on the steering wheel, instrument cluster and key fob. There’s also a new-design build badge.

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This increased FPV branding is also featured on the GT E model.

Adding that final touch, all three GT models have new wheels as standard equipment.

The GT gets 19 inch five-spoke alloys with a machined face and Dark Argent accents, the GT-P gets 19 inch five-spoke alloys with a machined face and Sparkle Silver accents, and the GT E gets 19 inch 10-spoke alloys finished in Alpine Silver.

Available in 11 colour and three stripe combinations the GT and GT-P have the choice of three interior trim colours, while the GT E has eight exterior colours and two interior trim combinations.

The Manufacturer's List Price* for the GT is $71,290*, the GT-P is $80,990* and the GT E is $81,450*. Six-speed automatic transmission is a no-cost option on the GT and GT-P, while the GT-E is available in auto only.

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) is the recommended price for the vehicle only. A number of other components, including dealer delivery fees, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third party insurance and other statutory charges are payable in relation to the purchase of a vehicle and are not included in the MLP. Additionally, prices are subject to change without notice.


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