The FPV GT made its first appearance in 2003 and Ford Performance Vehicles marked this anniversary with a special commemorative model. FPV General Manager, Rod Barrett promised FPV enthusiasts that this vehicle would be a great collector's vehicle following on from 2007s 40th Anniversary GT and Cobra. While five years may seem embryonic in the automotive realm, FPV's heritage can be traced way back to the golden years of Australian motorsport when the GT legend was born. The FPV GT was launched in 2003 and marked the beginning of a new era in performance motoring, bringing with it fond memories of 1967 when the XR GT won the foreboding Bathurst 1000.
"FPV has established itself in the Australian performance market in such a short time," said Rod Barrett. "When we first launched FPV the brand revolved around the iconic status of the GT, now FPV has grown to include two families - the GT and the F6, available in sedan, Ute and SUV models." FPV as it's known today was formed following the acquisition of the Tickford group of companies by UK based Prodrive, one of the world's leading motorsport and automotive engineering companies. FPV is now one of the largest performance vehicle brands in Australia and the latest range of Ford Performance Vehicles are more desirable than ever. added Barrett. The new FG models mark an exciting era in performance motoring, and for the first time, every new FPV model will carry unique FPV badging.