Steane Klose | Feb 17, 2008

Pictures of FPV's new FG are a little thin on the ground at the moment, so we have to give credit where credit is due here. The guys over at Australian Ford Forums have their fingers on the pulse and had a 'mole in the hole' at today's preview. Thanks to 'russellw' we can give you this close-up look at the FPV Super Pursuit Ute AND the GT sedan.

The Oz Ford Forum guys have a bunch of other 'on-site' images and details so tap the following link and check them and the new FG Falcon out - Australian Ford Forum. They are rightfully rather proud of their new hotshot performance models.

Click through for the FG FPV photo gallery and what is currently known and surmised about the new FPV range.

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Ford is gearing up to ‘up the ante’ with its new FG Falcon based FPV product. FPV is dropping any reference to Ford on the new FPV product range, in much the same way as HSV, in an effort to make the performance brand appear more exclusive and stand-alone.

As we have mentioned, there will be seven FPV models and although FPV is staying ‘mum’ on engine, power and performance details, word is that all models, V8 and I6 Turbo alike, will be sporting in excess of 300kW.

We suspect that the V8 powered FPV’s will see in excess of 300kW, with the turbo-six sporting a few kilowatts less. However, expect the turbo-six to continue to be the headline act in the performance stakes with 0-100km/h times of five seconds and possibly less being on the cards.

The new ‘GT’ range features the FPV V8 models which includes the GT, GT-P, Pursuit and Super Pursuit Utes as well as a new luxury GT-E variant that will line up against the HSV Senator. The GT-E features unique 19-inch alloy wheels that are matched by a premium brake package, with six-piston Brembo brakes now featured as standard.

“The GT-E is a sophisticated luxury performance car that will cater for those buyers that don’t want the stripes, wings, and seats offered in the GT-P; however want to retain all the performance attributes of that car,” said Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett.

The new ‘F6’ range features I6 Turbo power and bids adieu to the Typhoon and Tornado name plates - instead there is simply the F6 sedan and F6 ute.

Six-speed auto and manual transmission versions will cost the same, as FPV says it does not wish to penalise the different preferences of buyers to the brand.

Official press release can be found after the image gallery.

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PRESS RELEASE

FORD PERFORMANCE VEHICLES REVEALS NEW MODEL RANGE

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has officially unveiled a selection of its highly anticipated new Falcon-based range, lifting the covers off the latest evolutions of its performance GT sedan, F6 sedan and Super Pursuit Ute.

"Today we have given the public a glimpse of the new era in Australian performance motoring," said Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett.

"Our new model range offers performance enthusiasts the ultimate in performance engineering, luxury appointments and sports styling."

For the first time, the Ford badge will not appear on an FPV model. The new-look FPV vehicles will feature FPV badges prominently on the centre grille and centre boot lid.

"Featuring the FPV badge on all our new models is a major repositioning for the FPV brand," said Barrett.

"It signifies the maturing of our brand and the evolution of FPV as Ford's performance partner."

As with Ford, FPV has repositioned its high performance sedan and Ute model variants, with eight stunning vehicles divided into the GT series and F6 series families.

"The repositioning of the vehicle line-up has been done for similar reasons to the Ford G Series," said Barrett.

"It is all about growing the brand and attracting new customers. The GT series family continues our strong iconic heritage, while the F6 series family caters to a new segment of performance car enthusiasts who prefer a slick turbo charged six-cylinder to a thundering V8."

The GT series family retains the familiar GT and GT-P sedan nameplates, and introduces the stylish new luxury GT-E sedan.

The bold exterior styling of the new GT and GT-P is highlighted by the trademark unique front grille treatment, rear wing, side striping and V8 bonnet bulge accented with a newly designed hood decal.

Visually, the new GT-E is distinguished from its V8 siblings by its refined rear lip spoiler, chrome accenting and distinctive GT-E badging.

The GT-E's unique 19 inch alloy wheels are matched by a premium brake package, with 6 piston Brembo brakes now featured as standard.

"The GT-E is a sophisticated luxury performance car that will cater for those buyers that don't want the stripes, wings, and seats offered in the GT-P; however want to retain all the performance attributes of that car," said Barrett.

The Super Pursuit and Pursuit Ute variants complete the GT series range.

The F6 series family features the F6 and F6 Ute- the Typhoon and Tornado nomenclature are discontinued on the new vehicles.

Significant ride, handling and safety advancements have been made to the new FPV stable. Each new model variant has been fully engineered and designed to provide the performance enthusiast with the ultimate in Australian performance motoring.

Safety advances include the addition of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) on FPV sedan & Ute vehicles for the first time.

Significantly, FPV customers will also have a choice of manual or auto transmission at no additional cost.

"The option of auto or manual transmission at no extra cost caters for both our luxury and overt sports customers, without penalising either for their choice of transmission," said Barrett.

FPV has produced exhilarating performance upgrades across the GT and F6 range, however the exact engine performance power and torque figures will be revealed closer to the on sale date in June.

"The unique FPV enhanced design gives each vehicle and a bolder road presence," said Barrett.

"Coupled with performance upgrades, the new FPV range is a revolution in Australian performance motoring. I'm sure our loyal and passionate customers will be extremely impressed."

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