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2011 Ford Boss 335 GT – Click above to view video after the jump

Ford claims that the 2011 Boss 335 GT packs the most-powerful V8 ever offered in an Australian sedan. And after seeing four-time Australian Touring Car champ Allan Moffat at the wheel, we're inclined to believe them.

The Boss 335 GT squeezes 450 horsepower from a supercharged, DOHC 5.0-liter V8 based on the same mill powering the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 in the U.S. With 10 more horsepower than our Mustang and two more doors, the Boss 335 GT is likely one of the most efficient ways of getting you and three friends arrested Down Under.

Unfortunately, that privilege is reserved solely for the Australians, as there's zero chance the Boss 335 GT will come to our shores. Hear the 335 GT in action after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Dan!

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I would cut off my left leg for one of these. Of course, then I wouldn't be able to shift it. Please Ford...there is no respectable manual transmission option in any of your midsize and up sedans. Give us something!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Australians like torque in their large cars as thats what you feel pushing you back in the seat. This car is designed to have 90% of the engines torque on tap at virtually any rev range.

      The other reasons for the relatively low figures is the cheaper setup of the blower, the need to only match HSV and leave some reserve and a backend that can't handle any more torque in its current configuration without diff and traction issues.

      This is an aging platform now, that has been stripped of investment by Ford and unfortunately, probably only had three years left before its replaced by a likely inferior platform like the Taurus.

      Having driven one of these I can say they are simply the best V8 Falcon ever made and I will be getting one in my driveway before they stop making them. Anyone who has driven one can't help but be impressed by them and have a goofy grin from ear to ear.

      As a Grand Tourer they are simple stunning.

      Dan

      and that is the purpose of the
        • 4 Years Ago
        The E8 platform is only three years old.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Street Fords Magazine received a Boss 335GT from FordAUS... they took it to a dyno and made a video of their results.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-KoOnCJEkg&feature=related



      Then the were called out on internet forums from a shop owner. He said it wouldnt make that power on HIS dyno. So they took it to his and recorded it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L4yo9YG7aU&feature=related



      Then took him back to their shop to show him the Boss on their dyno.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNwsz6RSB4s&feature=related


      The rating on this car is CLEARLY underrated.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought the Lincoln LS was a perfect opportunity for Ford/Lincoln to attract younger buyers. For older buyers who prefer a runabout to a cabin cruiser, the LS was a good option. The five or six people that I personally know who bought an LS were generally very pleased. Sure there were some things Lincoln should have focused on more, such as a more responsive transmission. The ride seemed good to me, but I only borrowed a couple of them briefly. My biggest disappointment with Lincoln was that they did a poor job of marketing the LS. It was one of the better engineered and produced cars with a totally new style from Detroit, yet Lincoln seemed to treat it like a rebadged and tarted-up Mercury.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd actually rather have the F6 version of this car with the 4 liter turbocharged inline six...

      Boss 302 Mustang - 440HP 380 lb/ft
      Boss 335GT - 450HP 420 lb/ft
      F6 - 415HP 416 lb/ft

      Easier to add boost on a turbocharged car than a supercharged car. Plus, I just don't like the sound of a V8, but I love the sound of an inline six.

      I think this has a much nicer looking interior than the retro styling on the Mustang, plus there's a nice, modern IRS rear end, unlike the retro-tastic solid rear axle that's STILL on on the Mustang for some reason, despite the fact that all the new muscle cars have moved onto IRS (GM just cribbed theirs from Holden for the Camaro, perhaps Ford should just swipe the Falcon's IRS).
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree, I'd LOVE an F6. The Barra sixes are just plain monsters. It's no big deal to get over 500 whp out of them with an intake, tune, and downpipe.

        And as for the IRS debate, I wish they'd offer both like they did with the 99-04 Mustangs, where if you wanted an SRA for the extra strength, lower weight, and lower cost, you could get the GT or the Mach, but if you wanted the extra capability the Cobra was out there with the IRS. The solid axle is much better for strength for cost, and we already know that it works damned well considering the Mustang is EASILY the best handling of the modern pony/muscle cars (the Corvette is not included in that. It's a sports car) with the SRA. But I for one would be willing to pay the extra for the IRS to squeeze that little bit more out of it. The SRA is more than good enough for 90% of the populace in the regular GT. But I wish the IRS was available as an extra cost option.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I really the only person who thinks this looks good?
        • 4 Years Ago
        No. But it doesn't just come in this garish in your face guise. It also comes in a permium luxury guise which looks much nicer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Funny how Americans crave cars simply because they can't have them, and then we do get them...actual sales don't pan out. (Pontiac G8 anyone?) In any case, that car is ugly...and I'm not sure it's just the garish paint/graphics job either.
        • 4 Years Ago
        GM brought over the G8 too late to the game for Pontiac. They also tried the same thing with the GTO, but GTO purists didn't like it and they managed to make the car ugly with some phony hood scoops to make it look like a "GTO". If I bought one, I'd import some Holden parts so it looked like a Monaro and lose all the ugly Pontiac plastics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its got that New(old)Edge styling fron the IV Gen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So Ford.. explain to me again why we don't have this in the states once more?
      I hate saying it but I'll say it....... if Ford doesnt wish to bring it over as a Ford, can they bring it over as a Lincoln? Have this 335 GT be the top tier version and rename is something fancy sounding.. oh and no god damn MK crap either. Lincoln should buck the trend and have a LEGIT name for their cars.. but anyways yeah bring it over as a Lincoln if you have to Ford. Would make your dealers happy right? They'd have a original car that is not a rebadged Ford (in the states).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Premium just went over $4.00 in my area. If I were a Ford marketing guy, I'd have to look real hard at what the market would be here for this car given present conditions, badass or not.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Zag is right, the US safety constrictions are very bizarre. they all serve the same end ad are at the same level, but for some reason they don't adopt the international standard and instead require all this extraneous testing
        • 4 Years Ago
        ADR = Australian Design Rules as a lot stricter than Europe and US rules, All Ford falcons are 5 star ancap cars or are over the 5 stars in safety.

        All cars sold in Australia are pulled apart and also crashed tested acroding to the ADR requirements don't pass can't be sold.

        A reqiurement is the B-Pillar has to with stand a 5 ton hit many overseas rules don't require any of this stuff many because you don't have a 200kg roo hit you in the side at 80kph that's enough to roll a car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I guess you missed it the first few times. This platform does not meet current U.S.safety regulations and it's too expensive to re-engineer it for compliance. It's going away in a few years besides.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd be happy to get arrested in this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      450 HP is 335 kW, in case you're wondering.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hands down, this should be the Taurus SHO here in the U.S.! Really.
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