More details are leaking out about the forth coming FPV range of performance Falcons. Sadly these V8 and turbo 6 cylinder beasts are for downunder only.
Ford has decided to use the Melbourne International Motor Show to publicly unveil it full range of Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV). Based on the recently launched FG Ford Falcon series, the FPV range is a thorough reworking of a familiar theme, big grunt, big car and rear wheel drive. This combination is a palatable one for the Australian performance car enthusiast as Holden, Ford’s arch rival downunder, also has a range of performance vehicles based on their Commodore Sedan and Ute which are called HSV.
The range isn’t officially released to the buying public until June this year but FPV are keen to get the public excited. Performance details have yet to be released suggesting there is still some tweaking of the powertrains going on by the Engineers to optimise both the V8 and turbo 6 cylinder units. The F6 range will use a 4.0L in-line turbocharged 6 cylinder engine which will be good for 300kW/402hp (SAE) and 550Nm of torque. This is a big jump in power from the 270kW/360hp (DIN) of the outgoing BF model so acceleration times should plummet. The 5.4L V8 in the GT series will breathe better and rev higher which should push power to over 310kW/415hp (SAE), again a good improvement over the superseded BF’s 290kW/390hp(DIN). Expect a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed ZF sourced automatic to complete the transmissions available
FPV products have always had menacing styling and the new FG range does not disappoint, the front end looking particularly aggressive. If you like what you see, and you don’t live in Australia or New Zealand, you had better get that immigration process moving a long as these cars will likely never be available elsewhere.