• Apr 14, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the new FPV Falcon F6

Ford is getting ready for a battle in Australia for the hearts and minds of performance enthusiasts. Its new FPV Falcons will go head to head with what HSV offers from Holden, and today the Blue Oval from Down Under released officials specs for its souped up, gnarly-looking rear-wheel-drive sedans. First we have the F6, which is powered by the familiar turbocharged 4.0L straight-six engine now producing 416 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque at just 1,950 rpm. That's a 54-horsepower increase over the prior straight six, and matches up surprisingly well with Ford's other engine offering, the 5.4L Boss V8 producing 422 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque at a loftier 4,750 rpm. The Boss motor can be had in the GT E, GT-P and GT sedans, as well as the Super Pursuit and Pursuit Ute. The exceptional straight-six meanwhile, is only offered in the F6 sedan and ute.

Let's compare what Ford revealed today with the offerings from Holden's HSV. Currently the Clubsport R8 is HSV's most high-performance sedan, and it's powered by an LS3 6.2L V8 producing 425 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Ford has pretty much matched HSV in the motor department then, and the new Falcon looks like it might weigh less to boot. But HSV dropped a bomb at the Melbourne Motor Show named the HSV W427, which is a version of the Clubsport R8 powered by GM's LS7 V8 producing 496 horses and 472 pound feet of torque. Hopefully Ford Australia has an answer for that up its sleeves, too.

Click below to view FPV's new performance vehicles and check out Ford's official press release after the jump.




[Source: Ford]

PRESS RELEASE

FPV Reveals Power Figures for New FG Model Range

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has today revealed that its new F6 engine will produce 310kW, while the new Boss V8 engine will increase its power output to 315kW.

The new F6 will be powered by a high performance 4.0 litre turbo charged DOHC 24 valve in-line 6 cylinder engine that produces an awesome 310 kW of power at 5500 RPM, and 565 Nm of torque between 1950 and 5200 RPM.

The new 5.4 litre Boss V8 engine also receives a substantial performance upgrade, producing 315 kW of power at 6500 RPM and 551 Nm of torque at 4750 RPM- an increase of 13 kW from the previous Boss 302 engine.

"After months of speculation, we're proud to officially confirm the power figures for our next generation of performance cars," General Manager, Ford Performance Vehicles, Rod Barrett said.

"After two years of testing and development we have two new engine variants that will deliver big performance."

The new F6 receives a whopping 40 kilowatt increase, making it one of the best high performance six-cylinder production cars on the market.

"The F6 is an amazing car with performance equal or better to many European sports cars, but at a fraction of the price." Barrett said.

"Those who enjoy taking their vehicles to track days are going to really benefit from this car."

To achieve the significant 40 kilowatt increase, FPV engineers strengthened the piston design and cranked up the boost. The larger intercooler is mounted in front of the radiator, with substantially reduced pressure drop across the intercooler which provides better airflow with no loss of boost capability.

"With the new Boss 315, our engineers broadened the torque curve, which consequently delivers better pick and drive at a lower rev range, as well as better get up and go from a standing start." Barrett said.

"As a result, the V8 powered cars feel lighter and more responsive."

The 310kW turbo-charged 6 will power both the F6 and F6 Ute, while the 315kW Boss V8 will feature in the GT E, GT-P and GT sedans and Super Pursuit and Pursuit utes.

The Boss 315 badging will feature on the GT and GT-P's new-look power bulge and engine cover.

The F6 will carry F6 310 badging on the sides and rear of the sedan and ute, as well as the engine air cleaner box.

"The power upgrades are significant on both our V8 and F6 engines and they perfectly complement the aggressive styling of our new range."

Further details regarding FPV's new FG range will be made available closer to the on sale date in June.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford needs to stop selling us pure crap and bring their Euro and Aussie offerings over here.

      I would rock a FPV Falcon...with some real Aussie rock (AC/DC, Airbourne) blasting out of the stereo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ugh, compare these vehicles to the bullcrap ford releases in america and its pathetic. So jealous, these cars are wicked.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't believe that Ford has an inline six turbo engine that produces massive low end torque in its parts bin, yet offers 265 hp engines in its Lincoln models that nobody wants. In fact, they have a bunch of great offerings in Europe and Australia but insist on crap over here. If it was working in terms of profitability I could understand the logic, but Ford is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy because North Americans hate their cars.
      Someone must explain to me why they continue on this course.
        • 6 Years Ago
        These engines are powerful but very bad on gas. If they were to put one in the Lincoln people would be complaining about the mileage vs a comparable Lexus. Lincoln is looking for something smooth. If you put an engine that produces 417 pound-feet of torque at just 1,950 rpm into a Lincoln you’ll have old people everywhere getting whiplash.

        Cadillac and BMW are performance oriented Lincoln and Lexus are luxury soft ride oriented.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The reviews of the new Falcon are coming in Down Under and it's being unanimously praised as being the best fullsize car in it's class.

      In fact every writer says it's a much better vehicle than the Holden Commodore which is sold here as the Pontiac G8. It's a real shame Ford did not provide the investment to their Australian arm to make this car in left-hand drive for export. The XR6T turbo model hits 62mph in 5.1 seconds and turns the quarter in 13.4 seconds.

      This car weighs virtually the same as the Holden it competes with, both are fullsized cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford will have a comeback against Holdens W472 with a revival of the GT-HO. I only hope Ford does it properly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dear Ford of Australia,
      Please send us the Falcon. If you do, we might let you put our blown 5.4L under the hood. If Holden decides they still want to play rough and has Chevy send over an LS9, we might let you have that nice blown Hurricane 6.2 that's in the works. Everybody wins when we play together!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford NA gets f$%@ed again.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hot car. Well, except for the Hannibal Lector nose mask. Jeeessh! Paint the nose body color, move the wheel to the left, slap a destination charge on this puppy and give me a back-county road.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford punishes us Americans because most of the so called "culture" here likes either old school boxy retro/muscle or boring uninspiring hum drum designs. it's sad but true. Sure it does not make up some of us who are on this blog but the other 80% don't care less what their car looks like, just as long as it gets them from point a to b. Yes there are still a lot of people who still weep over the lack of ugly boxy rectangular cars. GAG ME.

      I certainly hunger for more Euro, Aussie Ford designs here on these shores.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure producing more high horsepower cars for the US market is the last thing on the minds of the big 3 these days. Too bad, though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yes, thank your elected officials....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Government shouldn't interfere with automakers giving us high hp low mileage plastic clad tanks if that's what is most profitable for them. If we don't like it we can simply buy something else.

      MikeJ
      • 6 Years Ago
      I find it amusing that the ONLY ford products I would consider owning are not sold here in the states. Ford, WAKE UP!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        @MikeJ
        how many times do we get news and people repeat this same thing.
        Ok I'm sure everyone that reads these blogs knows this already.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford Australia and Holden have awesome cars. Chev/Pont/Cad/Buick and Ford US have nothing that can compare. The Pontiac GTO and G8 GT are proof of that. I'll take a Falcon over a Mustang any day. Too bad Ford Australia didn't engineer the Falcon for left-hand drive like Holden did for thier Monaro/Commodore.
        • 6 Years Ago
        dude believe me if ford really wanted they could make that car left hand drive in a heartbeat
        • 6 Years Ago
        They can make the FG LHD, if they get the funding.

        http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=51292

        "Osborne needs Kuzak’s backing and Detroit’s funding to engineer the new Falcon for the lucrative Middle-East and Chinese markets, which are both left-hand drive."
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