The GT-P and GT are powered by high performance 5.4 litre quad-cam 32 valve V8 engines that produce a maximum power of 315kW at 6500 rpm and 551Nm of torque at 4750 rpm. The Boss 315 has been completely re-calibrated to maximise response and driveability, while an improvement in volumetric efficiency allows the engine to breathe better. The extra breathing capability, along with strength and durability improvements made to the engine hardware, has allowed FPV to increase the maximum revs to 6500 rpm. "Drivers of the GT will notice improved vehicle acceleration and overall driveability, along with a smoother idle and a better engine note," says FPVs General Manager, Rod Barrett. Importantly, the increased power does not compromise on fuel economy - in automatic guise, the GT-P & GT have fuel economy figures of 14L/100km, a 4.8 percent decrease in fuel consumption over the previous model.
Complementing the increased power is independent double wishbone front suspension and performance control blade Independent Rear Susp- ension (IRS). As per the F6, buyers have the choice of six-speed auto or manual transmissions. The GT is equipped with a new high-flow "straight through" twin exhaust system and new stainless steel exhaust manifolds, which maximise powertrain sound quality and minimise back pressure. The gearing of the manual GT has been adjusted, and a shorter final drive ratio reduces the flat spots between gear changes and delivers a smoother drive. The GT's suspension has been re-engineered to complement the new Boss 315kW powerplant. Using the suspension geometry of Ford's XR as a platform, engineers reconfigured the balance of the car and honed the capabilities of the new spring and damper settings to compensate for the new power and torque outputs.
Exterior styling is highlighted by the unique front grille treatment, large rear wing, side striping and V8 bonnet bulge accented with a newly designed hood decal. The striking new headlight accents are a standout feature of the new look GT. The side scallop of the new FG Falcon lent itself to the placement of the trademark GT stripes with the new stripe graphics sitting neatly along the lower sides. The new look Boss 315 badging features on the GT and GT-P's power bulge and engine cover. Running on 245/35ZR19 Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres, the 19-inch alloy wheel design is carried over to the new GT.
As part of an interior upgrade across the entire FPV range, the GT's charcoal interior environment is accented with Micro Mesh Black and Saturn Alloy finishes. GT sports seats are finished in a new Silverstone cloth with GT logo embroidered headrests. Nudo leather seats are optional. The GT features all the luxuries one would expect from FPV: dual-zone temperature control air con; sports leather steering wheel with cruise control mounted switches; power windows; alloy pedal covers; and a premium audio system with six-disc in dash CD with iPod integration.
The premium GT-P is distinguished by the Satin Chrome treatment on the upper radiator and lower bumper grille mesh and 19-inch alloys with unique Dark Argent accents. Inside, the GT-P receives a six-way power driver's seat and FPV performance sports seats in shadow cloth with silver stitching and GT-P embroidered headrests. Shadow leather seats are a no-cost option. Adjustable pedals on the automatic and FPV floor mats are standard. Both can be optioned on the GT.
For the first time, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) features on the entire FPV sedan range. FPV engineers worked closely with Bosch to develop a DSC system that is specifically calibrated for both the 315kW engine performance and the unique brake package. The GT also features Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), 4-channel ABS, driver, passenger, curtain & side airbags (with side thorax), plus a reverse sensing system. A reverse parking camera is available as an option on both the GT and GT-P.
Recommended retail pricing starts from $65,990 for the GT and $75,990 for the GT-P.