Because there was an urgent need of high performance cars in Ford’s lineup, in 1991 a British engineer teamed up with Ford in order to start building high performance saloons. This is how Ford Performance Vehicles came into life. Later they starting offering upgraded cars through Ford’s dealerships. These were basically muscle cars that featured either the V8 from the US or the Australian inline 6 that was now turbocharged. The name of the company changed when Ford acquired it and in 2003 became the AMG of Ford, FPV!
Since then, the company grew a lot and now it offers a much wider range of cars that are both fast and powerful. It also started offering ready made racing cars based on the current generation family saloons. These are ready for racing needing only the sponsor’s stickers. In 2006, their cars made the debut in the drifting series of Australia and Japan and actually were quite successful. These were using V8 turbocharged engines and tuned suspension. Now, let’s talk a bit about two of their latest models.
Firstly, there is the FPV F6 which is based on the Ford Falcon. As you would expect from such a car, it features most of the options found in the higher end model of the Falcon, so you can expect dual zone climate control and leather interior as standard. Different from the standard Falcon is the entire running gear of the car and also a different engine. The running gear is stiffer and better suited for driving at higher speeds as well as being more composed. The engine on the other hand is a 4 liter turbocharged inline 6 that can put out a whooping 416 horsepower and 565 N*m of torque. Thanks to it, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is under 5 seconds and from 70 to 120 km/h is under 2.7 seconds. The latter is actually better than any Porsche on the market, which is quite impressive.
The second model we’ll look into is probably the last FPV we’ll see. This is the GT-F 351 and features a more impressive supercharged V8 and a displacement of 5.8 liter. Thanks to this, it is able to provide no less than 470 horsepower and 570 N*m of torque (or around 600 horsepower and 700 N*m of torque with the help of an overboost function). The running gear has been further tweaked in order to cope with that massive amount of power. The brakes are now 6 piston calipers in the front and 4 piston in the back, both made by Brembo. Performance is up on par with the most powerful European or American super saloons. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is done in under 4 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 270 km/h.
As we said, their cars are basically tuned version of street cars, so just like with all the cars, Ford Performance Vehicles car battery can go wrong, especially if you use your car just on the weekends. If you are experiencing issues with it just give us a call at 1300 468 931 and we’ll do our best in order to help you. The service is available 24/7 so if it happens that you need a car battery at 2 AM just call 1300 468 931 and you’ll get your battery in no time at all.