Ford Australia’s last offering- the ‘2014 FPV GT F 351’

2014 Ford FPV GT F 351 3 Ford Australia’s last offering  the ‘2014 FPV GT F 351’

2014 Ford FPV GT F 351 7 Ford Australia’s last offering  the ‘2014 FPV GT F 351’

2014 Ford FPV GT F 351 Interior 3 Ford Australia’s last offering  the ‘2014 FPV GT F 351’

Ford Australia began making Ford cars as a subsidiary of the American company in 1925. However last year the company has announced that it will be shutting down. It was also said that the manufacturing facilities in Australia will be closed in October of 2016. However, the company will be going out in style as they have revealed a limited edition of the Ford Falcon sedan called the ‘FPV GT F 351’. It has been developed at Ford Performance Vehicles or FPV, the company’s performance division. Only 550 units of the new Ford will be built, 50 for New Zealand and 500 for sale in Australia.

The car’s exterior has received glossy black touches; found in the front grille, wing mirrors, fog lights, door handles etc. A total of five body color options are available. The buyer can also order a specially tailored cover. The 19 inch alloy wheels will be wrapped by high performance Dunlop Sport Maxx 275/35 R19 tires. Both its exterior and interior design has traces of the GT Falcon models of the 1970’s. The premium interior has bucket seats with orange stitching, all standard Ford instruments, color display with digital gauges and G-force sensor. On the central console, special GTF 351 badges have been fitted.

For its last dance, the ‘FPV GT F 351’ will be given a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine that produces 477 PS /351 kW and torque of 570 Nm /420 lb-ft. A special overboost function is also available that generates 15 percent extra power under suitable weather conditions. The engine’s ECU is remapped to prevent the use of overboost while in first gear to protect the gearbox. Once the function is activated, it will begin to generate an awesome 549 PS /404 kW. The car’s suspension is the same as found on the ‘R-Spec GT’ model.

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