• Sep 5, 2008
FPV vs. HSV is basically Australian for "Ford vs. Chevy," but on steroids. The two performance divisions have elevated the production of the muscle sedan to an art form, with audacious looks and big power ruling the day. It's as if the original American muscle car era never ended, but got a passport and moved Down Under. Granted, we in the States don't have much to complain about lately, with Aussie muscle now available in a Pontiac wrapper, as well as the 21st century editions of Camaro, Challenger and Mustang waiting to wreak havoc at stoplights.

Still, the sweetest fruit is that which is forbidden, so you might be interested in the Motoring Channel's super acronym showdown: FPV GT-P vs. HSV GTS. The FPV is based on the new Ford FG Falcon, which arrived earlier this year, while the HSV's Holden Zeta platform underpinnings are now a couple years old. Both have V8s, both look evil, and tires break into cold sweats at the mere thought of being mounted on either machine's rear axle. With these two rides, the differences are such that picking a winner is akin to choosing between porterhouse and prime rib. It's not as if you're going to be disappointed either way, but deep down, you do have a preference. Click here to read which menu item the Motoring Channel likes best. Thanks for the tip, Torrent!



[Source: Web Wombat/Motoring Channel]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Girls go for the looks, guys choose the engine.

      Holden HSV FTW
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well then, both guys and girls should pick the FPV since the GM LS3 is mass produced junk. The FPV motor is handbuilt and tested, not to mention has performance parts-sourced, all-forged internals, as with all Ford high performance engines.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now that's what the G8 should of looked like. Ditch the fake hood scoops and put on that aggressive front clip and we are off to the dealerships.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They're both radical cars, and I would be fine having either one of them.... But if it was my money, the HSV would be my pick.

      "Thanks for the tip, Torrent!"
      No problem.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You suck more than Kim Kardashian after a couple of drinks. Go away.
      • 6 Years Ago
      nice looking cars but I'm not a fan of the alice cooper makeup on the ford.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ha, I was thinking the EXACT same thing!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish the USA would get the FPV GT-P.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeh I think the F6 Typhoon against the GTS would see the end result go the other way
      • 6 Years Ago
      HS something GT-S versus F..uh...

      TOO MANY RANDOM ALPHABETS
        • 6 Years Ago
        HSV- Holden Special Vehicles

        FPV- Ford Performance Vehicles
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope we do get the RWD Falcon up here. And the HSV is better looking than the G8, I'm really hoping the make the coupe concept reality.
      • 6 Years Ago
      FPF F6 FTW
        • 6 Years Ago
        hondara- The F6 isn't a twin turbo, It's a single Turbo which has extra boost and upgraded components to cope with extra performance. These 2 cars were compared on the fact that both are range topping models, GT-P is the top of the line FPV and the GTS is the top of the line HSV. Doesn't mean they are the fastest.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Its FPV F6 not FPF
        • 6 Years Ago
        Lee i think is pointing out that the F6V F6 Typhoon is better, faster and cheaper than both of these 2 V8's. I agree. (For those who don't know what the F6 is, its the twin turbo inline-6 version of the FPV Range and is agruably the second fastest aussie production car behind the WS427.) Search it up in google.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That red accents looks awful on the orange GT-P, the silver would suit it much better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I suspect the ford may of come out ahead if they'd taken the FPV F6 (boosted inline 6) which by all side by side reviews is said to be a better car than the GT-P.

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