Wednesday, May 14, 2008


2008 Ford FPV GT
Ford Press Release

2008 Ford FPV GTBuilding on the strong heritage of the GT nameplate, Ford Performance Vehicles' new 315 kW GT-P and GT deliver the latest evolution of V8 powered vehicles that boast impressive performance and outstanding driving dynamics.

"The new GT range has been fully engineered and designed to incorporate the latest in performance engineering, as well as significant ride and handling advancements," Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett said.

"Not only are the new GT and GT-P the most powerful V8s we've ever built, but they also deliver the ideal combination of high performance, driveability and fuel efficiency."

The GT-P and GT are powered by high performance 5.4 litre quad-cam 32 valve V8 engines that produce a maximum power output of 315 kW at 6500 rpm and maximum 551 Nm of torque at 4750 rpm.

The Boss 315 has been completely re-calibrated to maximise response and driveability, while an improvement in volumetric efficiency allows the engine to breathe better.

2008 Ford FPV GTThe extra breathing capability, along with strength and durability improvements made to the engine hardware, has allowed FPV to increase the maximum revs to 6500 rpm.

"Drivers of the GT will notice improved vehicle acceleration and overall driveability, along with a smoother idle and a better engine note."

Importantly, the increased power does not compromise on fuel economy and in automatic guise; the FPV GT-P and GT boast fuel economy figures of 14 litres per 100 km, a decrease in fuel consumption of 4.8 percent over the previous model.

Complementing the increased power is FPV performance independent double wishbone front suspension and performance Control Blade Independent Rear Suspension (IRS).

Matched to the performance suspension is a Brembo brake package with 355 x 32 mm cross-drilled and ventilated front rotors with 4-piston callipers and 328 x 26 mm rear rotors with single red piston calliper.

In another first for FPV, owners will have the option of the performance TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, or the ZF six-speed high-torque automatic transmission with Sequential Sports Shift at no extra cost.

Technical Specifications
Engine: 5.4-litre V8
Aspiration: Natural
Maximum Power: 422 hp (315 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 406 lb-ft (551 Nm) @ 4750 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual or automatic
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

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