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Ford Performance Vehicles has unleashed its quickest model yet: the FPV GT RSPEC Limited Edition Series.

Just 350 examples of the GT RSPEC special edition will be produced, with each one benefitting from retuned suspension, wider rear wheels and tyres and launch control that promise to make it faster off the line than any FPV before it.

The FPV GT RSPEC’s front suspension sports stiffer upper control arm bushes, stiffer upper strut mounts and retuned dampers, while the rear suspension scores higher spring rates, retuned dampers, a larger anti-roll bar and reinforced lower control arms.

Stiffer transmission mounts lead to reduced powertrain movement under load, improving ride quality.

FPV says the new 9-inch-wide rear wheels and 275/35 R19 Dunlop Sports Maxx tyres combine for improved traction at take-off and better cornering grip, while a revised toe setting on the rear-wheel alignment leads to greater turn-in response.

The launch control system – a first for FPV – ensures more consistent performance when accelerating from rest, reducing the amount of wheel slip for vehicles with either the automatic or manual transmission.

The system is automatically enabled when the vehicle is started and is designed to give drivers a smooth, consistent launch on typical road surfaces.

There are no changes under the bonnet of the FPV GT RSPEC, with the special edition muscle car inheriting the standard GT’s 335kW/570Nm supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine.

The FPV GT RSPEC borrows some design cues from the 1969 Boss Mustang, highlighted by the famous C-stripe, and is differentiated from the standard GT by the unique accenting on the upper and lower grille surrounds, fog lamp bezels, mirror caps, high-performance spoiler, black-painted exhaust tips and ‘GT RSPEC’ rear badging.

The interior features leather seats with ‘GT’ embroidery and piano black dashboard plastics.

Half of the limited run will be produced in the Silhouette/Vixen (red on black) hero colour scheme, with the remainder made up of Winter White, Vixen and Kintetic (blue) with black accents.

Priced from $76,990 before on-road costs, the GT RSPEC limited edition is $5700 more expensive than the standard GT.

Along with the GT RSPEC sedan, FPV has also announced the availability of the special edition Pursuit Ute.

With production capped to just 75 units, the Pursuit scores the visual enhancements of the RSPEC but misses out on its mechanical tweaks.

Over the standard FPV GS Ute, the Pursuit sports the exclusive red and black paint scheme and bodywork and also adds a premium audio system and dual-zone climate control.

The Pursuit carries over the 315kW/545Nm 5.0-litre V8 from the GS.

The special edition FPV Pursuit Ute is priced from $57,990 before on-roads, making it $5000 dearer than the standard GS Ute.

The announcements from FPV come just days after homegrown rival HSV announced a raft to upgrades to its product portfolio, including the reintroduction of the ClubSport and Maloo entry-level models.


  • Devil666

    Pretty expensive for stickers and wider rear tyres… If HSV debut the upgraded MagneRide system like on the Camaro ZR1, the Falcon is truly going to be outclassed round corners.

    • Steve2012

      If Holden? I think you need to check the Walkinshaw Cruze
      story to see where there priorities lie, lol. 
      I’m so tired of the haters, Ford does a better V8 deal with it.

      • MikeyMike80

        Technically, Holden don’t even ‘do’ a V8… well they don’t actually build one anyway.

      • Booyah

        Holden’s V8 has always been quicker, Ford is better at turbo 6s.

        • GTRespect

          really?? well why is this car australias fastest ever produced car?? this V8 leaves any HSV V8 at present for dead. thats why there so popular with tunner atm. you can get some very impressive results with a custom tune and exhaust.

    • Dave812008

      Your a nob do some reading if you can read

  • Dudeface

    Would love to see a standard GT vs. RSPEC 1/4 mile, to see how much difference the wider tyres and launch control make. IIRC traction was one of the big shortcomings of the standard GT.

    With only 175 of the Black/Red combination being made, and the uncertain future of the Falcon, this could be a very collectable car…

    • Robin_Graves

      Will be also interesting to see what difference it makes to the turbo F6.

  • Jober As A Sudge

    A-Team Falcon!

  • Turbodewd

    The 0-100 and ¼ times sound awesome. Id just prefer no stripes.

    • Dave812008

      It’s a limited edition why not. It’s better then the face of GTS

      • GTRespect

        VEs look fat

  • Lachy

    A ‘limited’ run of 350 units is quite a lot, considering only 941 Falcons were sold last month.

    They have run out of ideas when all they are really offering are some cool stripes and a launch control (which is useless day-to-day).

  • Bogan

    Boganville car

    • Bogan

      Especially the ute

    • eveready

      Typical comment.

       

      I’m asian, 29, work in IT.  Would love one in my
      garage.  I must be a bogan…or more likely I just
      appreciate cars for what they are, regardless of brand or “image” 

      • Bogan

        There are plenty asian bogans too

        • eveready

          Cool man – u have validated that I am an bogan.  thanks for the tip

          • JJ

            Well at least now you know!

        • GTRespect

          go play with ya camira

    • Derp

      I can’t understand why people associate these cars with bogans. If anything, its Japanese cars that bogans drive around in.

      • Bogan

        Coz This car defines bogan

        • Derp

          Oh yeah. How’s that?
          Please Elaborate.

        • Derp

          That’s what I thought.

          • Bogan

            Spoken like a bogan thumbs up

          • GTRespect

            i can see you now giving thumbs up when ya camria actually starts

        • twincharger

          Ummm Bogan.The biggest bogan car on the road these days is the Golf GTI.

          • German Design

            Hahaha this is one of the most clueless comments ever made. A German engineered smooth car to drive being a bogan’s car? Right. Go do a burnout in your bogan ute whilst drinking a beer, in your pluggers and singlet like a true bogan.

          • twincharger

            Herman the German/ You talk of a German Engineered smooth car that is one of the most unreliable cars on the road.Just amazed at how regular the rolf breaks down.And the different reason for each breakdown.
            Only a bogan would be silly enough to buy a rolf gti.

          • GTRespect

            hatchback are for girls have fun  when your automatic dies in ya golf!!!!

        • GTRespect

          bogan defently drives a camria

      • Guest

         Exactly right. They particularly drive the Nissan Pulsar SSS – it’s the favourite of the bogan. Bogans can’t afford the Falcon GT or others.

        Interesting how much quicker this car is with better traction… That 335kW seems suspiciously low, given everything else in this performance bracket has in excess of 350kW, even 375kW or more (the W427 which is very fast) – and some of the Benz AMG models with 450kW and 1000Nm torque.

        • MikeyMike80

          A ‘Boss 335′ is actually 335rwkw, on pretty much every dyno ever done. Ford have always understated their performance cars, even back to the XY GT.

          • Jober As A Sudge

            You sure about that?

          • Jp

            I am aware dyno results validating the 335kw at fly as being understated on a standard fg gt…. Couple of ford forums tested it on customer cars to debunk the theory fpv was just loading up press cars for favoUrable reviews. I’m not sure on older models.

          • 113

            The XA RPO 83 is famous for being understated, Ford do this to comply with certain production requirements.

            My friend also had his Boss 335 dyno’d and it registered (from the top of my head) 370 kw’s at the flywheel and 335kw’s at the rear wheels.

  • Garyvann

    hey that is one ugly ute , enough of the black already , $5,000 extra for red paint and stickers and a new front bar , i dont think so , come on fpv do some market research , build a ute that people want to buy !!!!!!!

    • MikeyMike80

      Did you read thr article? you must have skipped the part about the mechanical upgrades this car has received.  I suggest actually reading before commenting.

      • matt

        no were a nation of idiots now… just look at the pretty pictures and then shout your opinion like its the only one that matters……i get more ashamed of this country by the day.

  • Ash298

    I would rather buy a Standard GT put after market rims and tyres (Staggered)  and then get a Tune!

    • Michael Lock

      Couldn’t agree more with ya, $5,500 will get a real nice set of wheels and tyres and great if you get the softer compounds for the extra rear grip. As for the tune, apparently you get an extra 50kW very easy for less than $500. If you’re in Perth I would recommend BPT Motorsport, he even does 5.0L conversions into the Territory.

      • Ash298

        Michael, Look at Horsepower Factory in Melbourne Tune ;) 440KW

    • Sed

      Who knows who collectable these may become?

      A gamblers prize! ;)

  • Mash85

    Does the ute get the wider tyres as well? if anything it needed it more than the sedan.

    • Robin_Graves

      I’m guessing the live axle rear end in the ute is at it’s limit now.  Desperately needs an IRS in the ute but I cant see that happening with the decline in sales.  Catch 22 really. 

  • Golfschwein

    Sedan looks nice in red and black. Is the name supposed to be a word play on ‘respect’?

    • Legnab

      YES i noted that too , not much respect for resale value when the old factory closes its gates , last gasp for the jurassic period .

      • Robin_Graves

        Yeah coz E49 chargers have shocking resale dont they?  I dont see what you think is so dino about these cars, the Coyote engine is new, it has a ZF trans or tremec 6 speed manual, decent IRS – the only thing missing is direct injection and an alloy block for the I6.  Flappy paddle DSG’s are proven to be a headache, unreliable and expensive to fix.

        • Legnab

          NOT many E49′S were built hence collectability , these are a dime a dozen , nothing special in todays world , just USA tech in an OZ body .

          • Jp

            Legnab clearly this car is not aimed at you if that is your opinion…… Stick to the jap / euro threads if it disinterests u that much and if you really feel the need to comment can you please atleast go to the effort to do some basic research

      • Schah7

         The[ 2 valve ohv cyl. heads] on your beloved HSV/SS Commodore are the only thing from[as you mentioned] the Jurassic Period.!
        You really are quite childish Legnab. Time for you to go & play with your Garth Tander poster. lol.!

        • Legnab

          BIG brain , did i say anything about a crummer , no , both belong to the jurassic period , i will stick with modern tech .

          • Schah7

            “i will stick with modern tech.” yeah Falcon GT ! Legnag or anything from Europe.

    • Jp

      R spec limited editions were first introduced I believe with the bf cobra 302 and it primarily refers to race spec suspension tune and wheel package although last time the wheels only increased in diameter whereas this time it is width.

    • Michael Lock

      Well picked up, I would not think FPV meant that but it fits well thinking out it, unlike the SuperCheap Auto DL’s fitted to the front of HSV’s. 

    • MikeyMike80

      Nah it’s R- Spec, as in Race Specification, it’s the term Ford use for suspension upgrades, they used it on the BF 40th ann. and Cobra as well as some BF F6′s

  • Get Down for a BJ

    HSV outsell FPV FACT, All HSV’s claimed power figures are understated FACT, HSV have had more wins in V8 Supercars FACT, this is why they have introduced another manufacturer to bring a bit of competition. Poor old FPV

    • All laughed out

       HSV does outsell FPV. Thats all you got right. HSV’s power figures are never understated. I used to dyno cars for a hobby, and never even saw a single HSV even make its quoted power. Its the Fords that are understated. Even the one in this article, claiming 335Kw, but producing closer to 400. HSV have also never won a V8 supercar race, seeing as they have never raced. No manufacturer is allowed to race. Of the “Holdens” that have raced, they use Ford diffs FACT. Engines designed off a Ford design FACT. Ford front suspension FACT.

      Holden fans should start up their own comedy group really…

      • Get Down for a BJ

        Wow you used to dyno cars for a hobby, what have you replaced that with computer networking parties, laugh a minute at your place. Haven’t you ever heard of the saying what wins on sunday sells on monday. You must be living under a rock, maybe thats the new hobby. I used to work for one of Melbournes biggest car dealers FACT so I know what I’m talking about. See how I said worked not a hobby………. you crack me up “All reamed out”

        • All laughed out

           Wow… you used to sell cars. I used to work a supermarket. Doesn’t make me an expert in laundry powder. Bet you don’t even know what a dyno looks like, or what power actually does in an engine.

          My actual new “hobby” is my family, and I support them with my engineering degree. I think I hold more weight than a used car salesman.

          I think you will note, that neither are selling on Monday, regardless of who wins on Sunday. You will also note that nothing you said in that last “post” had anything to do with FPV or HSV. It was just full of lame insults. That is a mark of a loser. If you can’t argue with facts, you just attack the arguer. Have fun giving BJ’s.

          As I said, pure comedy.

        • MikeyMike80

          Since we’re doing ‘facts’ here are a few for you……Lol, ‘what wins on sunday sells on monday’ went out in 1975 mate, long before HSV were even thought of (fact).  The current race cars are nothing like the road cars, the main difference being that they are both 5.0L pushrod engines, neither  Ford nor Holden make a 5.0 pushrod V8 anymore (fact).

          If you wanna look at racing cars that are close to the road cars, look at the ute series, Holden 6.0l against the naturally aspirated for 5.0 quad cam, at the start of the season the Ford blew them off the track (fact), so the Holden ute drivers had a cry and the Fords copped a more strict rev limiter so the Holdens could keep up (fact).  Moral to the story, Holden have been behind the 8 ball for atleast the past 10 years (fact).

    • horsie

      HSV have never entered a V8 Supercar FACT.

    • Guest

      Hahaha bogans who think road car manufacturers have anything to do with the race cars with their stickers on it to advertise their company and just because they give funding to that team. That’s like saying Vodafone gives all Triple 8 racing their technical input and Vodafone builds the cars. Lol

      • Get Down for a BJ

        No Adolf it’s like saying Vodafone has input into the communication systems in the cars, why do you think it’s so clear when Lowndesy says “OK” back to the team and where do you think HSV get advanced technology like the E3′s G-Force detection systems it’s via partnerships like those with companies such as Vodaphone. It’s through racing and successful racing that road cars develop. Thats why vodafone left Ford, the blue oval has no vision, simple. If you are the pinnacle of Germans it’s no wonder you lost the war “I Know Nussing”

    • Schah7

       Whoops There are 3 “lost” people in Aussie now, add “Get Down for a BJ” to Legnab &
      Vt364rwkw to “THERE” list.

  • horsie

    Dual Zone climate controll in a Ute. LOL.
    where is the second zone? Maybe the tray.

    • All laughed out

       Ummm… the passenger seat? Duh.

    • Get Down for a BJ

      Sounds like you like entering things though, don’t mind the second zone I bet, maybe you could link up your little blue cord at one of “All Saddled Up’s” computer parties

      • horsie

        yea thats a good idea. Maybe you could ask your boyfriend to get back up from your BJ and both go back to your holden fanboy site.

  • MikeyMike80

    Ahhhh and the little Holden fans boys come out with their incorrect figures and statements, do some research before commenting on a public story like this, coz in all honesty boys….. you look like complete fools who know absolutely nothing….. if you are GM experts so be it, but your comments prove that you know sweet F.A about Ford/FPV products. Here’s a tip,  stick to what you know, stick to second rate trash.

  • Fruitytooty

    Never the twain shall meet.  Jesus
    kiddies can’t you all get it through your thick heads that there will always be
    people who like Holdens and those who like Fords?  You can all state your
    supposed facts and technical rubbish as much as you like but everyone has
    different tastes and that is more justification than what any of you fools are
    spouting off here.  I love HSV.  Always have done.  They have a
    road presence that screams “business” and I love the purr of an angry
    eight!  IMO they just look so much hotter and sexier than the latest Fords
    (FPVs) and to top it all off, they are damn fast and a safe pleasurable
    ride.  I’m very happy with my HSV.  People who “hate” over
    branding need their heads read before decapitation.  There is no denying that
    Ford have produced some beautiful cars in their time, especially the 68 Shelby
    GT 350 or the 71-73 Mach1s… nice nice NICE!  But this latest FPV GT
    RSPEC creation….. hmmmm.  No thanks. 

    • Schah7

       After reading you comment,,,,,,,,,”Fruitytooty” fits exactly.!

      • Fruitytooty

         What’s the matter?  Aren’t women allowed to comment?  Haaaaa… you’ve obviously mistaken me for a MALE fru-fru that’s over loaded with estrogen rather than good ole Aussie testosterone?!  Sorry to disappoint.  Oh and to make it worse, I’m a Kiwi. lol

        • Schah7

          Thanks for the reply lol.! Hey being  ”Kiwi” aren’t you chaps WORLDS BEST, WORLDS GREATEST, WORLDS FIRST, WORLDS MOST,WORLDS BIGGEST,WORLDS etc etc………………
          Will say it’s a beautiful country The South Is. by far the pick. Really nice place.!

  • MikeyMike80

    As you said it’s all down to personal taste, for me  the HSV’s are based on al already ugly car, with the addition of overdone body kits, that have afterthoughts stuck on everywhere (DRL’s for example)…. Holden have also been behind with their engines for a while now.  They will catch up slighty with the GM 5.5l Quad Cam, but it won’t be much.  Until they actually make their own engine, they’ll always be a step behind, using a pre-assembled crate engine is the easy and lazy way to make a car.

    • Captain Nemo®™

       So using your logic Michael the Territory diesel is a step behind its competitors.
      They didn’t make their own engine Ford just took the “easy & lazy way to make a car” Same with the ecoboost 4 banger in the Falcon pre-assembled crate motor “easy & lazy”.   Logic is a wonderful thing its works both ways.

    • Schah7

       Spot on Micheal but to “automotive world’s laughter” THAT new GM 5.5 litre v8,you mention, is still a push-rod ohv 2 valve from [as Legnab said] the Jurassic Period.! Ha Ha Ha!

  • JJ

    It amazes me that people pay that much money for a bogan ute.

    It is NOT worth that amount of money.

  • Maaaaaaaaate!!!!!

    I love it when the Holden fans come out to play. (after they work out how to turn the computer on of course) at least try and show a bit of class when commenting on a public forum. You’re just fueling the perception that Holden fans a just dumb ar$e dregg heads. Maaaaaaaate. Lol. Love it.

  • MikeyMike80

    JJ, so you say the ute isn’t worth that much, but a tiny, squishy Golf GTi is worth what they cost? Or a boring Camry Hybrid (washing machine on wheels) is worth whatever they charge?

    If you wanna get technical, there is probably not a single ‘popular’ car on the market that is worth what it costs, but such is life.

  • Jober As A Sudge

    Just be glad we have HSV and FPV pushing each other to build better performance vehicles. Sure, they aren’t the technical equivalent of the Euros or some of the Japanese but who cares. They are producing great performance cars and for that we should be happy.

  • MikeyMike80

    Find me another Jap or Euro car, with this much power, space and comfort, for this much money.  And when I say comfort, I mean comfort for everyone in the vehicle, not just the driver.

    • F1MotoGP

       There is a Jap or Euro car with that much power (MB AMG 5.5 biturbo 420kW), space too MB E class AMG. Price it is a different story. Can not compare the two just like same house in Double Bay and Campbelltown (Toorak / Sunshine) will have a different price.

    • Bogan

      Comfort whilst doing burnout in boganville. Yea. Bogan ute

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/76VWCDU2QCKRVSTVJMDH7RFHKY Rob

    So if this is the type of car that some fools are going to do burnouts in at night near my house then I shall be laying out rows of sharps to pop the tyres!! Good luck trying to drive off.

    • Bogan

      Mate Haven’t you seen the pictures above? Its got bogan written all over it. That ute deserves to be 2012 bogan car of the year

  • JamesB

    If they really want the business from people headed to HSV, they should get the 2013 Mustang GT500′s blown motor – over 660 hp and would smoke even that 427.

  • Schah7

    That would be SO entertaning to see. Actually tests show Falcon FPV F6 310 4litre 6 cyl. was nearly as quick as THAT 7 litre HSV V8 you mentioned

  • Herbie_333

    i think the red should be gold …. looks great though !

  • steve

    why cant we just take the tax off bringing stuff from the usa and get a real ford like the mustang, you can get a gt500 for less than this australian junk

  • BOSSCR

    You’re on smack.

  • dave

    lol really? GT = 335kw, GTS = 325kw… and the 5.0 v8 supercharged is heavily under-tuned/ restricted. This is supposed to be 0-100 in 4.5s and hsv claim 4.9s but there racing drives cant get better than 5.4s. Both a fantastic cars though.

  • All laughed out

     Thanks for the laugh mate… seriously, that is hilarious! A 6.2 keeping up with the 5.0sc, or the “ground breaking LPI” that Ford launched last year in the I6… keep it up. Humour keeps you healthy.

  • Sydlocal

     Vt363rwkw, it is fantastic you are a passionate Australian and I take my hat off to you for your patriotism. However don’t let that blind you from the truth. The way you are carrying on you would think that HSV invented and make the magnetic ride control shock absorber. You are partly right in the fact that a GM associated company were the first to use it on a production car. However it wasn’t any of the Australian affiliates. It was created by US company Delphi (not Australian) with the fluid developed by US company Lord Corporation (not Australian). It was first used on the Cadillac Seville STS in 2002, long before HSV used it.

    I also guess you are going to try and tell us that the engine HSV use is made in Australia as well….

  • Johnson

    I dont like the look of this car as I prefer subtle menace however at least Ford have not gone down the styling path of Holden, that is 48 air vents and the world’s largest DRLs.

    Take away that red and change the wheels and I reckon you have the best looking Aussie performance car right there.

  • wazza351

    BOSSCR, He is obviously on smack, anphetemes and pot, thats why he drives a H*%$#*, that way he can afford to keep buying his drugs lol…..scatter brain that what you are Vt3rwkw hahahahaha

  • Schah7

     You need to”find” yourself cause no one else can understand what your saying.!

  • Rnbaker67

    stop calling everyone mate, because they are not your mates. Got That DH. haha.

  • dave

    not from the factory… 

  • MikeyMike80

    350kw….. fastest ever made……. hahaha, you’re a funny man

  • Housecat84

    Wow…. I didn’t think People like you still existed Vt363… I sincerely hope you’re a troll…LOL! 

  • Schah7

     Your about as pathetic as Legnab. Oh hang-on maybe your the same person, because Aussie cant have TWO people as lost as that. lol.!

  • Get Down for a BJ

    Wow you seem to be obsessed with calling everyone mate and questioning their sexuality, which suprises me when you look at what your sister does ha ha ha. More like VT 3.6L 3rwkw ha ha ha maaaaaaaaate!

  • Legnab

    Great to see the dino crowd all abusing each other over outdated fat sedans , hail the bogans .

  • Jober As A Sudge

    C’mon Legnab…try saying something original

  • Sydlocal

     An an “engineer” then, you of all people should know that from an engineering/chassis standpoint that the V8 Supercars are NOTHING like the road cars HSV/FPV sell. Therefore that comparison you made between HSV and the “super cars” is rather moot…

    BTW, didn’t “Ford” drivers win a couple of years (Courtney/Whingecup) within the last 5? In fact, “Ford” drivers have won 3 of the last 5 championships. That doesn’t fall within the definition of “Holden” winning year after year.
    The cars are so similar to each other that the “badge” is merely there to provide an emotional connection to the audience. Just look at 888 as the perfect example that it is the TEAM that makes a car competitive and not the “brand”.
    Keep going “maaaaaate”, I still have some popcorn left over… ;-)

  • JJ

    This is a prime example of why a Ford fan is considered a bogan.

    I mean look at this response? Talk about in the closet. Say hi to the inhabitants of Narnia for me.

    This car should be pretty quick, Vt363rwkw, you’ll be able to catch up with your next man-date quite easily.

  • Guest

     Gee you know a lot about being gay, clearly you are in the closet. I guess that’s why your driving a bogan mobile, your trying to hide your secret. You know it’s ok to be gay mate!

  • Minority

    This shows the comparison between Ford and Holden enthusiasts. 

    Ford – Well educated, relevant facts, don’t say “hahahaha”

    Holden – Under educated, think Chev is Holden, can’t comprehend basic concepts.

  • Guest

     That’s the pot calling the kettle black, don’t you think…lol

  • dookie

    wow, now ford drivers are poofters, I have two kids and own a new gt. i must ask my misses who was shaggin her.