• Jan 25th 2011 at 5:02PM
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Ford FPV Falcon GT-H spy shots - Click above for high-res image gallery

Word on the web is that there's something big brewing from Ford Performance Vehicles. The Australian team responsible for building some of the meanest factory Blue Oval beasts down under has been rumored to be slaving away on a new sedan packing a potent supercharged version of the same 5.0-liter V8 found in the nose of the North American Mustang GT. As you may recall, FPV just recently turned out a pair of four-doors with forced-induction 5.0-liter mills under their hoods, but power on those machines was kept to a relatively tame 430 ponies.

Now it looks like FPV is keen on turning loose an unleashed version of that engine in the new Falcon GT-H. A set of twin intercoolers and more aggressive boost will likely help the car dish out close to 500 horsepower. For now, we just have a handful of spy photos to go from, but Ford is expected to unveil the Falcon GT-H at the Melbourne Motor Show later this year.


  • Ford FPV Falcon GT-H front 3/4

  • Ford FPV Falcon GT-H front 3/4

  • Ford FPV Falcon GT-H front 3/4

  • Ford FPV Falcon GT-H side

  • Ford FPV Falcon GT-H side

  • Ford FPV Falcon GT-H rear 3/4

  • Ford FPV Falcon GT-H rear 3/4

  • Ford FPV Falcon GT-H intercooler


[Sources: CarPix, Motor Authority]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Giggity giggity GOO!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh... that looks terrible. What a horrible vehicle. I can't think of anybody who would want to drive something like this. I sure do hope that Ford DOES'NT bring something like this to the USA...

      I'm trying reverse psychology. Ford seems to do the opposite of what I like. So, I figure if I say this is a terrible vehicle, then they'll bring it to the USA...... yeah, I know.... it probably won't work:(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why, Ford, why?!?! Why cant we get these in the States? I dont wanna hear any excuses. Make it happen!!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      We could use the Falcon here as an alternative to the Mustang.
      Why? Because it would not be right to put four doors on the Mustang.
      This could be Fords BMW fighter.
      Maybe I`m just full of crap too. Vote as you may!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Whofan if they kill off the Falcon after 2015, then you are not going to get a 4 Mustang. Besides the FPV Falcon rides and handles a bit better than the current Mustang.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Every time I see these kickass Aussie car stories on AB, I get angry... b/c I so would buy one of them right the @#$! now if they'd ship them here.

      Ok, getting even angrier now!!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Pontiac tried that not once, but twice with fairly disappointing results.

        For all the millions of people on the internets that says "Oh, if we got that car in the US, I would run out and buy one," there are probably only a few thousand that actually do.



        To be fair, there were "issues" when Pontiac brought the GTO and G8 over that doomed those cars. One was so bland with no advertising and the over had horrible timing, but still I can understand why the US carmakers are reluctant to try it again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope we get something similar in the states!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mr. Mullaly, what happened to one Ford? The Falcon should be made available for the world market.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And speaking of "One Ford" how about bringing the Mustang to Australia?

        Australians love their V8 RWD performance cars, and the Mustang would be and instant success here.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Ain't happenin', homey.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry to burst everyone's bubble. But this car will not be made.

      Edit – 28/01/2011:

      After posing the question to FPV, Rod Barrett, General Manager, Ford Performance vehicles, had this to say about the photographs:

      “The vehicle shown undertaking testing in Sweden is an engineering mule vehicle used as part of the Miami engineering development program. During this program the vehicle was based in Europe, and other parts of the world. Specifically, it has been used to calibrate the vehicle’s electronic traction control, anti-lock-brakes and dynamic stability control systems.

      This prototype vehicle has been fitted with heat exchangers designed to allow engineers to control engine intake air temperatures, independent of prevailing ambient conditions. In other words, the vehicle can be tested on very low friction surfaces currently present during the Swedish winter, while at the same time the engineers can simulate the engine performance as if the test was being conducted in 40 deg C temperatures in the Northern Territory.

      This system has been installed for development purposes only, and is in no way related to the development of a model designated GT-H or GT HO. The FPV GS and GT have class-leading power and torque outputs from the Supercharged 5.0 litre V8 engine. To achieve this, the GS and GT do not require an engine intercooler system.”

      @ John m. You obviously have trouble with your eyes. And your brain.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The FPV GT-P makes 449hp (335kW) from it's blown 5L The base model GS has 422hp (315kW). Not sure where you got 430 from?
      Anyway this GTHO should be an HSV slayer!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well it appears Ford North America wants to make the Falcon a FWD or AWD vehicle, call it something else in Australia, close down local production. This means the Ford territory and the Iconic Ute will disappear. Yes people are very estatic about this. About as estatic you would be if Ford decied to shut down the F150. All this happens after 2015. A question put to 9000 Ford Users by a major media company came up with the following:
      2% wanted FWD in a large sedan: 30% AWD, 48% RWD and 20% not committed.
      Fords Mondeo( I think your fusion) and Escape, both imported are selling in tiny numbers. Meanwhile Holden has just released commercials emphasis local production of the Commodore and cruise.
      Some local articles:
      http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/motoring/4529920/Ford-Falcon-to-ditch-rear-wheel-drive

      http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/ford-and-holden-go-in-new-directions/story-fn6bn9st-1225987332996

      http://media.smh.com.au/cars/car-news/end-of-the-line-for-ford-falcon-1031520.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let's make a Lincoln version and have it dish it out with the CTS-V. Then add a coupe and wagon version. Make manuals available for all models.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really wish we had the option to buy this cat in the U.S. Just like I wish we could buy the Park Avenue GM makes in China.

      On a side one, it looks like a 06' GTO screwed a 06' Escape. The head lights looks strait off a Escape!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those Aussies are so dam lucky!!!!!
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