For the first time since 1976, Ford of Australia is bringing the assembly of its stonking Ford Performance Vehicle line back in-house to the company's Broadmeadows and Geelong facilities. That's a point of pride for FPV, which builds high-performance versions of the Australian Falcon model like the F6, GS and the heroic GT seen here.

In the video below, we hear FPV employees talking in hushed tones about the important legacy that cars like the GT have for Australian gearheads of all stripes, and how proud they are to say that hand-built machines like this GT R-Spec with its Boss 355 engine are now rolling out of their home base. For our part, we're just dying to drive this version of the Coyote V8; the engine is rocking a "Miami" supercharger from Harrop and makes some 450 horsepower.

Continue on below for the video, or you can check out some images of the new FPV at the facility, as well as a gallery of the GT R-Spec car.



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      Schobz
      • 1 Year Ago
      "The Lincoln Motor Company" ahem ford should make a business case to compete with the Cadillac V-series and bring these to the US. Yes I know people will say they will loose money on each sold. I say taking it out of the marketing budget, money better spent.
        to your email L
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Schobz
        They could leverage their platform by using it on US product, jeez if they had done this years ago there might still be the Mercury marque.
      Moses
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car should've been the SHO from the get-go. Bring this car over, slap a SHO badge on it and call it a day. I'm sure this car will eat up the SS and SRT8 Charger.
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its a damn shame the Falcon is likely headed for the scrapyard after this gen.
      EJD1984
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford needs to import this car to the US, and compete with the Chevrolet SS. :-)
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @EJD1984
        With the Taurus SHO at probably the same price point the SS will be I don't know how they would justify another performance oriented sedan in that segment.
      Greg
      • 1 Year Ago
      When is Ford going to make a Lincoln out of this Australian Ford Falcon? Lincoln desperately needs a RWD luxury performance sedan. A car like this would give Lincoln something unique to compete with the Cadillac CTS and the European luxury performance sedans like the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
      lilafc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still no 4dr RWD car from Ford???...Guess it's time to consider a Charger or a G8 ... V6 is ok for me....
      mikeymac
      • 1 Year Ago
      God I love these. Why can't they bring them to America?!
      NickDG
      • 1 Year Ago
      How is it only making 450HP? I have a 2013 Mustang GT with the Coyote and I make 420HP all motor. And the Boss 302 makes 444HP all motor. Doesn't make sense.
        Jake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NickDG
        The car is badged as 335kw/450hp (at the flywheel) in order to keep the politicians and safety campaigners off their back. Stick it on a dyno straight off the showroom floor and it will make those figures at the rear wheels. Real flywheel power is closer to 380-400kw/510-535hp. I have seen the figures time and time again on car forums, oh yeah, I also own one...FPV GT-P. Awesome power straight from the factory and tuning potential is both cheap and lethal. Supercharger whine is great under acceleration and the crackle from the pipes sounds sweet when you lift off.
        Arturo Rios Jr.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NickDG
        at the wheels?
          NickDG
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Arturo Rios Jr.
          "For our part, we're just dying to drive this version of the Coyote V8; the engine is rocking a "Miami" supercharger from Harrop and makes some 450 horsepower." Doesn't say anything about making that power at the wheels.
      Joe Carter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Me wanty in America! The Chevrolet SS and Charger R/T would take a hit if they had these here.
      Luis A. Martinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      If Ford ever bring the Falcon to USA,with the Ranchero,Country Squire there is going to be a whole new generation of buyers for it.....if the price is right!!
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luis A. Martinez
        I want a Ranchero with a 6-cylinder. V8 is fine too but the prices would be really high if it's imported.
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like Ford wants the Falcon to go out with a bang. Ford really should have imported this to America. They don't know a good thing when they have it.
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      America is still waiting Ford...
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