Steane Klose | Apr 15, 2008

With official power figures for the FG based FPV range released yesterday, it is accurate to suggest that FPV has come off the bench, gloves off and ready for an Australian performance sedan showdown.

If you thought HSV’s move to LS3 6.2-litre V8 power had “sealed the deal” for HSV, then you’d be wrong. FPV have worked hard and the result is two engines with very impressive power figures – especially the 4.0-litre I6 turbo-charged mill.

“The F6 is an amazing car with performance equal or better to many European sports cars, but at a fraction of the price. Those who enjoy taking their vehicles to track days are going to really benefit from this car,” said Ford’s Rod Barrett

The venerable Ford 4.0-litre turbocharged I6 has already achieved ‘legend’ status in Australia but this latest version of it takes the fun to a whole new level. Producing 310kW at 5500rpm and a whopping 565Nm at 5200rpm it can be found under the bonnet of the new F6 310.

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Although performance figures are unknown at this stage, TMR is willing to guess that buyers of the F6 310 will potentially be the owners of Australia’s fastest production sedan, at least until HSV’s W427 hits the roads in anger.

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For those who like their cubic inches large and naturally aspirated, FPV haven’t forgotten you. Weaving their magic on the 5.4-litre Quad-cam Boss V8, has resulted in a power boost to 315kW at 6500rpm (a 13kW increase) with torque coming in at a healthy 551Nm. In case you are wondering, that’s 2kW down and 1Nm up on the 6.2-litre LS3 being used by the folks in Clayton.

The 2008 HSV vs FPV shootout promises to be an epic battle.

2008 FG FPV F6 310

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2008 FG FPV GT

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2008 FG FPV SUPER PURSUIT UTE

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