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Ford Falcon Ute : Potential high-power variant spied testing — UPDATED

Update: Ford Australia has confirmed that the vehicle pictured is not the high-powered Falcon ute fans were dreaming of — nor does it exist. It is in fact just a tow vehicle used exclusively at Ford's Lara proving ground that features a mix of different wheels, interior and body parts...

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FPV GT F auction yields almost $400,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation
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FPV GT F auction yields almost $400,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation

An auction of two FPV GT F models has raised nearly $400,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The two FPV GT F cars - with build plates 001 and 500 - were sold to buyers from Western Australia and Victoria, respectively. Car 001 sold for $157,600 after 84 bids, while the final Australian-bound sedan which is yet to be built saw 106 bids and attracted a huge $236,100...


FPV GT-F : Fundraising auction accelerates quickly
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FPV GT-F : Fundraising auction accelerates quickly

Ford Australia is auctioning off two FPV GT-F sedans to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The auction, which launched last night, has already included bids of more than $100,000 each for car number 1 and car number 500 in the limited 550-unit production run...


FPV GT F: Ford auctioning final GTs for breast cancer research
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FPV GT F: Ford auctioning final GTs for breast cancer research

Ford Australia will auction two FPV GT F sedans later this month to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Up for grabs will be build number 001 – the first GT F produced – and build number 500...


FPV GT-F Review
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FPV GT-F Review

The Ford Performance Vehicles GT-F is the final Falcon to wear the famed GT badge. James Stanford finds out if it lives up to expectations.


FPV Pursuit: final edition ute arrives at $52,990
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FPV Pursuit: final edition ute arrives at $52,990

The 400kW-plus FPV GT F rightfully stole the show yesterday, though launching in the background was the limited edition $52,990 FPV Pursuit, which will be last ute ever produced by Ford Australia’s go-fast division. Ford Performance Vehicles didn’t have a new Pursuit on hand at yesterday’s unveiling and is yet to photograph the car in detail, though images produced for its brochure reveal the unique styling and highlight the new features of the high-performance ute...


Ford FPV GT-F claims up to 410kW and 650Nm possible with overboost function
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Ford FPV GT-F claims up to 410kW and 650Nm possible with overboost function

Despite claiming an official power output of 351 kilowatts, the Ford FPV GT-F will exceed 400kW in the right conditions. Ford’s chief program engineer, Peter de Leur, said: “The figure of 351kW can be achieved by the GT-F under any conditions, even if the ambient temperature hits around 40 degrees Celsius...


Ford FPV GT F: 351kW supercharged V8 sedan launched
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Ford FPV GT F: 351kW supercharged V8 sedan launched

The highly anticipated Ford FPV GT F has been officially launched at Ford’s You Yangs proving ground in Victoria. The limited edition GT F 351 is the most powerful sedan ever produced by Ford Australia and is powered by a 351 kilowatt supercharged V8 engine that also develops 570Nm of torque from 2,500 – 5,500rpm...


FPV GT F revealed further in new teaser images
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FPV GT F revealed further in new teaser images

Ford Performance Vehicles has released a series of teaser images of the FPV GT F on social media ahead of its launch on June 10. The images, posted to FPV’s Facebook page over the past week, reveal the farewell model’s grille and GT F badges, 351-stamped engine cover, red and black build number badges, and matte black lower door decals...


FPV GT F 351 : iconic badge returns for 351kW V8-powered final Ford Falcon GT
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FPV GT F 351 : iconic badge returns for 351kW V8-powered final Ford Falcon GT

The last ever Ford Performance Vehicle, the FPV GT F Sedan, will wear Ford's iconic 351 badge and be powered by a 351kW/570Nm supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine. 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...


FPV GT F: Ford to farewell Falcon GT with $77,990 limited edition
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FPV GT F: Ford to farewell Falcon GT with $77,990 limited edition

Ford Australia will farewell its iconic high-performance sedan with the release of the limited edition FPV GT F by the middle of this year. Created “out of respect for past Australian Ford GTs and their racetrack-honed heritage”, the FPV GT F (for ‘Final’) will be the last GT-badged Falcon, and promises to take design and engineering inspiration from the Broadmeadows-based brand’s performance sedans of the previous five decades...


FPV prices cut by more than $15K
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FPV prices cut by more than $15K

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has slashed more than $15,000 from the price of select models in its range as it enters its final year on the market. Confirmed to close at the end of 2014, Ford Australia's homegrown go-fast division is offering remaining 2013-build FPV F6 models with leather upholstery and satellite navigation for $54,990 driveaway...


Ford Falcon XR8 to return in 2014 as FPV winds up
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Ford Falcon XR8 to return in 2014 as FPV winds up

The Ford Falcon XR8 performance flagship will return to the Australian line-up next year at the same time as Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) will draw to a close, the local car maker has announced. Timed to coincide with the introduction of the updated 2014 Ford Falcon sedan and Territory SUV, Ford Australia says the new V8-powered XR8 will be available from late 2014...


FPV GT assembly shifts to Ford's Broadmeadows plant
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FPV GT assembly shifts to Ford's Broadmeadows plant

The first fully Ford-built FPV has rolled off the production line at the company's Broadmeadows assembly plant, returing the famous GT badge to the line for the first time in 37 years. The FPV GT sedan in Silhouette black paint became the first completed GT to leave the Broadmeadows factory since the Ford Falcon XB GT in 1976, and follows last year’s restructure that saw the high-performance division move in-house after then co-owner Prodrive severed ties with the brand...


FPV GT RSPEC Review
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FPV GT RSPEC Review

RSPEC: the limited edition with less limited traction and suspension improvements.


FPV GT RSPEC: Ford's fastest Falcon joins the force
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FPV GT RSPEC: Ford's fastest Falcon joins the force

The 150th FPV GT RSPEC model built – only 350 of the fastest Ford Falcon models will ever be made – has joined the NSW Police force to help it celebrate its 150th Anniversary...


2013 Ford EcoSport confirmed for Sydney motor show
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2013 Ford EcoSport confirmed for Sydney motor show

The all-new Ford EcoSport baby SUV, the fastest Falcon production car in history and the 2012 international engine of the year will headline Ford's stand at next month's Australian international motor show in Sydney. The EcoSport is expected to attract plenty of attention in its first appearance on our shores as Ford Australia prepares to launch the Territory-inspired, Fiesta-based sub-compact crossover around the middle of 2013...


Ford Australia to take full control of FPV
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Ford Australia to take full control of FPV

Ford Australia will take full control of Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) after UK-based partner Prodrive announced it is cutting ties with Australia's declining large car market. Ford Australia and Prodrive today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see Ford purchase the assets of FPV to independently engineer, produce and market the homegrown performance car brand's vehicles in Australia...


FPR Ford Falcon V8 Supercars Car of the Future prototype revealed
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FPR Ford Falcon V8 Supercars Car of the Future prototype revealed

Ford Performance Racing (FPR) has revealed the livery of its ‘Car of the Future’ prototype that will be used in testing in the lead-up to the start of the overhauled 2013 V8 Supercars Championship...


FPV not interested in tuning small cars
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FPV not interested in tuning small cars

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) is not interested in applying its performance treatment to small cars, according to the company’s boss. FPV managing director Bryan Mears believes large sedan and ute performance cars are still a viable product portfolio for FPV going into the future...