FPV GT F 351 Further Teased, G-Force Sensor Confirmed

FPV GT F 351 Teased 6 photos
Photo: Ford Performance Vehicles Australia
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Even though the final FPV model is slated to be officially revealed on the 10th of June, Melbourne-based Ford Performance Vehicles dropped five extra teaser photos to quench our thirst for this lean, mean Australian machine.
We can all agree that most performance cars of today are equipped with G-force monitoring devices, but it looks like FPV is heralding this feature as one of the highlights of the model. C'mon Australia, you can do better than that.

The 'G-Force Cluster' also benefits from a series of three digital gauges: one depicting the engine's temperature, a supercharger boost gauge and a voltage meter for the battery. Much unimpressive, very yesteryear, wow!

Moving on to more important info, the car in question will be Ford Australia's most powerful Falcon to bear the GT badge. Its supercharged 5.0-liter V8 powerhouse will presumably have an output of at least 351 kW (477 horsepower) and a torque figure upwards of 570 Nm.

Featuring the same handling upgrades as the hardcore GT R-Spec variant, the GT F 351 gets a number of other go-faster components such as a larger anti-roll bar, toughened control arms, retuned front dampers, higher spring rates at the back and stiffer upper control arm bushes.

If you didn't knew already, the 'F' stand for 'Final'. Yup, Ford Australia will build only 550 units of the GT F 351 uber sedan alongside 120 Pursuit Utes which will be propelled by the GS-Spec version of the blown V8 churning out circa 315 kW (422 horsepower) and 545 Nm of torque.

The aforementioned will be FPV's final two models before the performance brand will be axed. Even though the sedan is priced at AUD 77,990 and the ute commands AUD 52,990, the sky high demand reportedly convinced some dealers to bump the price tag upwards of AUD 100,000.

Both models are expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in under 5 seconds, and both will boast 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 275/35 Dunlop Sports Maxx rubber. As we've reported you before, the Aussie performance sedan will be available in five exterior paint colors: Smoke Grey, Octane Orange, Silhouette Black, Kinetic Blue (pictured) and Winter White.

From the teaser gallery below, we identified that the supercharger's housing features a 'GTF 351' stamping, while matte black 'GT F' body-side decals and serialized black and red plates are also on the menu.
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