27th September, 2005
Ford Performance Vehicles has developed the most successful GT Falcon of all time.
FPV has sold more than 3,000 BA series GT sedan variants up to the end of August
2005, eclipsing the previous benchmark of 2,949 set by the iconic XW series Falcon GT
and Falcon GTHO built between 1969 and 1970.
“This result is proof that the outstanding BA Falcon was the perfect platform
to rekindle the passion for the GT,” said David Flint, Managing Director of Ford
“Our customers have made it perfectly clear that FPV has developed a credible
vehicle to carry the legacy of one of the country’s most revered motoring names.
We have re-created the essence of a GT but, with class-leading technologies such
as the quad cam Boss 290 V8 and Control Blade IRS we have taken the legend into
the 21st century.”
FPV has sold 1,798 GT and 1,275 GT-P models since it began deliveries in March
2003. With the arrival of the revised BF FPV range in October, the BA GT and
GT-P are destined for the record books.
The choice between automatic and manual transmissions has been evenly split
in both BA and BA MkII models, with GT buyers swaying slightly in favour of the
manual transmissions while the luxury-features standard in GT-P tempted buyers
more towards the four-speed auto.
The introduction of GT stripes as an optiona on all Boss 290-powered vehicles
has proven popular with FPV buyers. Almost 50 percent of BA models are fitted
with stripes, with the number increasing to more than 65 per cent with the
introduction of the bonnet bulge decal in the BA MkII models.
Other recent news:
"Easy Fuel" concept launched by Ford
26th September, 2005
Ford engineers have developed an intelligent refuelling system to prevent petrol
accidentally being put into the tank of a diesel-engineered car
Bill Ford Remarks On Innovation
23rd September, 2005
People listen when Bill Ford speaks about the future of Ford. Here's his
speech from Wednesday 21st September, 2005
A Joint Fiat & Ford Tiny Car
21st September, 2005
Fiat and Ford have confirmed that discussions have taken
place between the two companies to determine if they should pursue a joint development
New Ford Model Pricing Released
20th September, 2005
Ford Australia today released pricing details of its upcoming BF Falcon and SY
Territory range .....
Territory Looks Out The Back For Safety
13th September, 2005
The Ford Territory continues to set new levels of vehicle safety with
the introduction of the first reverse camera on an Australian manufactured vehicle
Ford Iosis Shows New Design Direction
10th September, 2005
Ford will unveil a new concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show,
to express its design strategy for the next generation of European road cars
Ford Australia Improves Year Over Year Sales
6th September, 2005
August VFACTS figures show Ford Australia's sales volume increased by 4.4% over the
same month last year
Ford GT ‘Heritage’
23rd August, 2005
America's 2006 limited-edition Ford GT ‘Heritage’ paint livery recalls the
JW Automotive/American Gulf Oil sponsored Le Mans winning Ford GT
FPV's F6 Gets More Six Appeal
17th August, 2005
Ford Performance Vehicles has today confirmed it will widen its choice to customers
with an optional six-speed automatic transmission available for the first time on the BF FPV range in October .....
BF Falcon – A Refined Evolution
17th August, 2005
As the most refined and sophisticated Falcon range ever built, BF Falcon combines
fresh design elements and leading edge technologies with the elegant and powerful appeal of its predecessor .....
Ford F-Series Sets New Monthly Sales Record
5th August, 2005
Ford sells one F-Series truck about every 34 seconds in America .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coming To Australia
5th August, 2005
Aston Martin’s new V8 Vantage, has made an early bid to become the star of this
year’s Australian International Motor Show. Show organisers have confirmed that the stunning two-seater coupe will make
its Asia-Pacific debut at the Sydney exhibition on 13th October.....
Auto Express Honours Ford Focus
24th July, 2005
The all-new Ford Focus was voted Car of the Year by Britain's biggest selling
weekly motoring magazine, Auto Express
Geoff Polites is appointed CEO of Jaguar and Land Rover
22nd July, 2005
Former Ford Australia boss, Geoff Polites is appointed CEO of Jaguar and Land Rover,
effective 1st September, 2005