GT F 351 Badge Teaser Confirms Final FPV Model

FPV GT F 351 Falcon 1 photo
Photo: Ford Australia
Ladies and gentlemen from the Land Down Under, take a good long look at this badge. It will be worn by the most powerful Ford Falcon ever made. Unfortunately, the FPV GT F 351 Sedan also represents the swan song announcing the demise of the Ford Performance Vehicle brand.
Ford Australia says the GT F 351, with F standing for 'Final', has been created "out of respect for past Australian Ford GTs and their racetrack-honed heritage." We're not sure about the respect for past models, but we totally agree with the track-focused part.

The FPV GT F 351 Falcon boasts the same handling upgrades as the hardcore GT R-Spec model. Starting with stiffer upper control arm bushes, strut mounts and retuned dampers for the front suspension, the modifications continue with higher spring rates at the back, a larger anti-roll bar and toughened control arms.

Couple the aforementioned with 275/35R 19-inch Dunlop Sports Maxx rubber and you get the picture of how focused this model is. A launch control function is also available for blistering off-the-line acceleration, with stopping power provided by Brembo calipers numbering six pistons at the front and four at the rear.

But the best part of the final Falcon GT is its firepower. As the name of this special edition implies, the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 mill will presumably generate 351kW (477 horsepower) of oomph and a torque figure upwards of 570 Nm.

On the aesthetic front, customers will have to opt between five exterior colors: Smoke (dark grey), Octane (orange), Silhouette (black), Kinetic (blue) and Winter White. The paint jobs can be complemented with an assortment of go-faster stripes. Inside, Ford says the GT F 351 will come with premium materials and finishes, redesigned gear knob cover and dashboard spear, a new audio system and a serialized plaque for authenticity.

The limited edition FPV GT F 351 Sedan will be built in just 550 units (50 for New Zealand), which will be joined by an additional 120 units of the FPV Pursuit ute. Expect them to hit showrooms this June with prices starting from AUD77,990 for the Falcon and AUD52,990 for the Pursuit ute.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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