From FPV press: Building on the strong heritage of the GT nameplate, Ford Performance Vehicles’ new 315kW GT-P and GT deliver the latest evolution of V8 powered vehicles that boast impressive performance and outstanding driving dynamics.
“The new GT range has been fully engineered and designed to incorporate the latest in performance engineering, as well as significant ride and handling advancements,” Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett said.
“Not only are the new GT and GT-P the most powerful V8s we’ve ever built, but they also deliver the ideal combination of high performance, drivability and fuel efficiency.”
The GT-P and GT are powered by high performance 5.4 litre quad-cam 32 valve V8 engines that produce a maximum power output of 315kW at 6500 rpm and maximum 551Nm of torque at 4750 rpm.
The Boss 315 has been completely re-calibrated to maximize response and drivability, while an improvement in volumetric efficiency allows the engine to breathe better.
The extra breathing capability, along with strength and durability improvements made to the engine hardware, has allowed FPV to increase the maximum revs to 6500 rpm.
“Drivers of the GT will notice improved vehicle acceleration and overall drivability, along with a smoother idle and a better engine note.”
Importantly, the increased power does not compromise on fuel economy and in automatic guise; the FPV GT-P and GT boast fuel economy figures of 14L/100km, a decrease in fuel consumption of 4.8 percent over the previous model.
Complementing the increased power is FPV performance independent double wishbone front suspension and performance Control Blade Independent Rear Suspension (IRS).
Matched to the performance suspension is a Brembo brake package with 355 x 32mm cross-drilled and ventilated front rotors with 4-piston calipers and 328 x 26mm rear rotors with single red piston caliper.
In another first for FPV, owners will have the option of the performance TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, or the ZF six-speed high-torque automatic transmission with Sequential Sports Shift at no extra cost.
The GT-P is the premium variant of the GT, and features a premium brake package (355 x32mm front rotors with Brembo 6-piston calipers and 330 x 28mm rear rotors with Brembo 4-piston calipers) as standard.
Visually, the GT-P is distinguished by the Satin Chrome treatment on the upper radiator and lower bumper grille mesh and its 19-inch alloy wheels with unique Dark Argent accents.