Racing Legend Allan Moffat Announced As FPV Ambassador

Mike Stevens | Feb 1, 2010

WHILE AUDI LOOKS to superstar Justin Timberlake to woo hipsters to the upcoming 2010 A1, FPV has appointed racing legend Allan Moffat as its own brand ambassador.

Moffat's duties as ambassador will see the four-time Bathurst winner flying the FPV flag at major events in 2010.

"Ford is such a big part of my history, it is fantastic to be joining FPV in 2010," Allan Moffat said.

"FPV's products are fabulous. Our racing cars didn't perform or handle as well as these cars do, so I am proud to represent FPV in Australia, and look forward to working with Rod and his team."

Moffat's history with Ford in Australia is a long one, with Moffat starting in the late 60s as a factory team driver. In 1977, Moffat teamed with Colin Bond to score a 1-2 victory for Ford at Mt Panorama.

"I am delighted to welcome Allan Moffat to our team," FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said today.

"Allan brings with him an unrivalled Ford heritage and enormous credibility with the history of performance Fords in Australia, and that has an obvious connect with our brand and our customers."

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Mr Barrett added that Moffat's "real feel for performance cars" adds further value to his role as FPV ambassador, helping the brand give Australian performance enthusiasts what they want.

Along with his victories at Bathurst, Moffat won the Sandown endurance race six times, held the title of Australian Touring Car Champion four times, and has won both the Australian Sports Sedan and Sports Car Championship titles.

Internationally, Moffat took class honours in each of the 24 Hour races at Le Mans, Daytona and Spa.

Moffat was inducted into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame in 1999, and an Order of the British Empire in 1978.

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  • Andrew says,
    5 years ago
    Just watch out if you pull up next to him in a P76, he might get out and start stomping on your bonnet!!
  • David says,
    5 years ago
    Setting the scene prior to unveiling the new GTHO...
  • Adrian says,
    5 years ago
    I think David hit the nail on the head with that comment wink
  • Marty says,
    5 years ago
    True... lets just hope the new range of Ford V8s have the balls to match the bravado. All the V8s are owned by the XR6T.
  • George says,
    5 years ago
    Brilliant news!! Bring back the V8 muscle Ford has been missing for too long, lets hope the coyote engine becomes a holden kicking reality!
  • Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    I wouldn't be so sure about that because whilst the new GT-HO will have a supercharged "coyote" V8 engine producing 375Kw...

    Holden HSV can use either the 7.0 Litre V8 [from the W-427] which also produces 375Kw

    Or the supercharged 6.2 Litre V8 from the Cadillac CTS-V which is capable of producing 400Kw

    Then there's also the Supercharged LS-9 from the Corvette ZR-1 which is capable of producing 475Kw
  • Strikeforce says,
    5 years ago
    Wheelnut by all reports the GT-HO version of the engine is seeing well over 400Kw in the dyno room and FPV is de-tunning them severely to bring them back to 375Kw. Also the amount of torque and instant lower RPM range of the torque curve of the supercharged Coyote will destroy any LS7. The only hope HSV have is if they use the LS9 which just won't happen because of cost. If they charged $155K + ORC for a W427 which they cut initial production numbers because they just wouldn't sell, what makes you think a $200K+ Commodore with an LS9 will sell? NO CHANCE! With this new Ford V8 which reduces the front end weight the V8 Falcons so desperately needed, I'm afraid the HSV and Holden’s won't just be gobbled up by the Turbo 6 anymore but the Supercharged V8's will clean them up too. That's the beauty of factory Forced Induction with simple mods you can get so much more HP and Torque than N/A engine could ever get and still keep a low profile from getting defected.

    People will be shocked by how fast these supercharged FPV V8's will be. Ford and FPV have listened to their client based and are finally going to produce a V8 which will be quicker than the mighty Turbo 6.

    I just hope they keep the GT-HO under the $100K psychological barrier or they might not sell as well as they should.

    Also gald to see Moffat back where he belongs and employed by Ford/FPV. He put the GT on the map in Australia with his driving skills. He and Dick are to Ford Australia what Brock was to Holden.

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