Due for launch in June and already an apparent hit with customers, the FPV GT F Sedan - which is yet to be revealed in full - will be the most powerful GT-badged Ford Falcon ever produced at Ford's Broadmeadows plant. And for Ford historians, the 351 badge will ring more than a few bells as they reminisce over Falcon GTs of the early 1970s.
Limited to 550 units, the FPV GT F 351 Sedan will be joined by a limited run of 120 315kW/545Nm FPV Pursuit utes in marking the end of the local performance brand.
In order to deliver its 351kW of power at 6000rpm and 570Nm of torque between 2500-5500rpm, Ford says the supercharged FPV 5.0-litre V8 has had its engine and transmission electronic control systems recalibrated and boost control system further optimised.
Producing 16kW more than FPV's current benchmark, the limited-edition GT RSPEC, the reworked unit boasts 134kW more power and 49Nm more torque than the 217kW/521Nm naturally aspirated 5.8-litre (351 cubic-inch) Windsor V8 engine used in the original XW Ford Falcon 351 GT.
Apart from its orange-highlighted badging, inspired by Ford’s past GT models, the new GT F 351 Sedan also gains 19-inch wheels with nine-inch wide Dunlop rear tyres, and six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo brakes.
Offered in five exterior colours – Winter White; Kinetic (blue); Silhouette (black); Octane (orange); and Smoke (dark grey) – the GT F 351 Sedan is topped off with a ‘stealth’ stripe design package.
The stripes are matte black as standard across all colours, while white stripes will be optionally available with Kinetic and metallic gold stripes can be partnered with Silhouette. Silver stripes will also be available on both Silhouette and Smoke.
Ford Australia president and CEO Bob Graziano said he was delighted to confirm the car that Ford fans have being asking for – “a vehicle that pays homage to the iconic Falcon 351 GT."
“The GT F is a celebration of the GT and of Ford’s history in Australia and our dedicated team have made sure this vehicle can stand proudly beside any GT products of the past – and any Ford performance vehicles in future,” Graziano said.
Announced early last month, the GT F 351 Sedan will be priced from $77,990, with the FPV V8 Pursuit Ute starting at $52,990.