Further differentiating its performance credentials from the standard FG Falcon range, the Ford badge will not appear on new FPV models, instead featuring prominent FPV badging on the centre grille and 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.”
The new-look FPV line-up now consists of seven vehicles divided beneath the GT and F6 families.
The V8 GT range includes updated editions of the GT-P, GT, Super Pursuit and Pursuit range, along with the newly included GT-E model.
The GT and GT-P retain their bold exterior styling highlighted by the trademark unique front grille treatment, rear wing, side striping and V8 bonnet bulge accented with a newly designed hood decal.
The Pursuit and Super Pursuit range of V8-powered utes from FPV complete the GT series range.
In contrast, the GT-E represents a far more refined and subdued generation of the FPV muscle car, featuring a rear lip spoiler in the place of the exuberant wing, chrome accenting and distinctive GT-E badging.
The GT-E’s unique 19-inch alloy wheels 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 Barrett.
The turbocharged F6 range has dropped the Typhoon and Tornado nomenclature, although is still available in both sedan and ute guise.
Safety advances include the addition of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) on FPV sedan & Ute vehicles for the first time.
“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 still has an ace up its sleeve, concealing the exact engine performance power and torque figures which will be revealed closer to the on sale date in June.
More images will follow as they become available.
Some photos courtesy of FordForums.com.au.