In Australia, a muscled-up showcar has given way to the real thing. Earlier in the year, Ford Performance Vehicles showed off a sinister-looking Falcon GT Sedan, which boasted a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine under the hood. The FPV Concept was shown to the public at the Australian International Motor Show, and the team behind the car were happy with the overwhelming support for the blacked-out brawler. Their thumbs-up reactions helped Ford's Australian brass give the concept car a green light, albeit with limited production.

The end result is called the FPV GT Black, and it's limited to a run of just 125 units. There's only one color choice, and it's staring you in the face right now. Power is supplied by the aforementioned 5.0, which enjoys a bit of forced induction to help push output to around 450 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. All of that twist is available from 2,200 rpm up through 5,500 rpm.

We already know cars in Australia are more expensive then vehicles sold here in the states, and this limited-edition sedan is no exception. Still, we're rather curious how the $74,290 sticker price would translate stateside. Still, this is as close as we'll get to wondering about that, because these sports sedans are staying in Australia. Hit the jump for the official press release.
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FPV ANNOUNCES GT BLACK LIMITED EDITION SERIES
Monday, August 8, 2011

FPV has today announced the launch of its most limited edition vehicle to date, the GT BLACK.

Responding to the overwhelming feedback received on the FPV Concept, revealed at this year's Australian International Motor Show, FPV have taken the popular black-on-black treatment and applied the stealth-looking paintwork to just 125 units of the current standard supercharged Boss 335kW GT, creating the FPV GT BLACK.

"We were totally blown away by the positive feedback received from fans and show-goers on our Concept," FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said.

"We knew we had a winner with the black paintwork and we wanted to action something immediately. The public spoke and we listened and I am just thrilled we have been able to put the GT BLACK into production so quickly."

"All the feedback received has been collated and the results present exciting possibilities for the FPV brand in the future. The GT BLACK is the beginning of some exciting times ahead as we continue to work on new product and design enhancements to reflect the needs and wants of the market."

With all black finished styling, black alloy wheels, black tail pipes and all-new matt black striping decals the GT BLACK will display a striking presence on our roads.

"The FPV GT BLACK is available in one colour only, so there will be no confusion when it comes to placing an order for colour on this one"

The limited edition GT BLACK is powered by the much vaunted all-aluminium BOSS 335 5.0-litre supercharged engine with a maximum power output of 335kW at 5750rpm, combined with maximum torque of 570Nm delivered across a broad 2200-5500 rpm range.

The newest addition to the FPV stable will be finished in menacing Silhouette black paintwork and will carry the excellent features of the current GT range plus some exciting extras, including reverse camera and leather seating.

An all-new styling matt black stripe decal will feature on the bonnet, rear wing and bodysides, with the black paint treatment also carrying over on to the front and rear bumpers and upper and lower grilles.

The fog lamp bezels have also been made black, as have the exhaust tips, while completing the exterior will be GT premium five-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black with black wheel nuts.

Inside the all black theme continues with black leather trim throughout, a black finish around the Interior Command Centre (ICC) unit, tissue box and door spears, and a unique black gear shift badge on manual transmission models.

Further enhancing the collectability of the GT BLACK, each vehicle will come with its own unique build badge and certificate of authenticity.

"With only 125 units available, we urge interested buyers to act quickly, with a number of vehicles already pre-sold."

The recommended Manufacturer's List Price* for the GT BLACK is $74,290, at participating FPV Dealers only.

*This is the manufacturer's list price for the vehicle only. A number of other components, including a dealer delivery fee, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third party (CTP) insurance and other statutory charges may be payable by a customer in relation to the purchase of this vehicle. As a manufacturer, FPV is not able to quantify the amount of these charges as they vary depending on a range of factors and individual circumstances, including the FPV Dealer the customer purchases the vehicle from, the State or Territory where that customer purchases the vehicle and the customer's age, driving record and other personal factors. The final transaction price for the vehicle will be as negotiated by the customer with their chosen FPV Dealer.


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      Coconut Racing
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this the same 5.0 that's in the current Mustang GT? If so, how the hell do you put on a supercharger and only make 38 more horsepower?! They might as well have just done NA mods or put in the Boss 302 and already be there. I hope that's 550 hp or something, because if it's 450, I'd rather get an M GT and get an intake, pullies, and exhaust, possibly a tune if necessary. That's probably 38 hp there.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Coconut Racing
        It's a low revving torquer, and rumour is is that it is 450 rwhp, not bhp.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Coconut Racing
        They don't use the engine from the Mustang. They build their own Coyote 5.0 from the ground up.
      MechE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Something isnt looking right. Perhaps its the rim diameter or the offset, but what initially looks like a beast falls apart when I look at this car for more than 3 seconds. Would be fun to launch this car over and over again.
        JayP
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MechE
        I think someone went overboard when cutting the car out in PS and took half the tire width.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Dodge Charger/Chrysler 300C? Pontiac G8? Given that Pontiac is now defunct, the G8 was still a hot seller. It was just too late because the damage to Pontiac was already done.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those tyres look like space saver spares with nice rims. Photoshop FAIL. They look like 175's.
      mtbiker124
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope it actually has wider wheels and tires than in the pics.
        Making11s
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mtbiker124
        It was almost certainly photoshopped so you could see all four wheels. To a car guy those skinny wheels look weird. To most consumers, having the driver's front and the passenger's rear wheels merge together in to one black blob would look weird. Personally, I would have solved the problem by taking the picture from a different angle.
      nettsu
      • 3 Years Ago
      oh look a new toy for cashed up bogans... $75k for a ford falcon - that's insane. And the resale will be even more crap than the stock standard falcons.
        VictorRaikkonen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nettsu
        I'd embrase my inner Western Australian bogan and consider one used and in the form of a ute if it were available.
      ShadowVlican
      • 3 Years Ago
      digging that massive power bulge
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      And we're stuck with the lame Taurus. *sigh* Thanks CAFE, environmental wackos, and new world order aficionados.
      Fat Stig
      • 3 Years Ago
      74k for a rwd WRX? people are crazy.
      JammickaSlappus
      • 3 Years Ago
      Note to editor: "We already know cars in Australia are more expensive *THAN* vehicles sold here in the states..." /GrammarNazi
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      that's sinister looking? umm okay
      Fonin
      • 3 Years Ago
      do want do want do want do want do want do want do want do want do want do want do want do want
        Fonin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Fonin
        the 'low' power increase is much more useable than the stock power curve. forced induction is not always about peak numbers, a blower is a great way to fill out the low end of the torque curve. otherwise whats so great about a 3l twin turbo v6 only making around 300hp when we had that 20 years ago? tq from 1500rpm is why.
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