Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) will be releasing two versions of the 5.0l supercharged V8 and will fit them into the new FPV GS and GT model ranges. Before we let the numbers talk (truth be told, numbers will talk some other day, because Ford did not release them just yet), we have to warn you that these will be more powerful (and efficient at the same time) than anything envisioned by the company.
“The new supercharged V8 engine program represents FPV's biggest-ever investment in the Australian market, and has been the most extensive and exhaustive development program we’ve ever undertaken,” said Prodrive Asia-Pacific managing director Bryan Mears.
FPV prides itself with the fact that the new Coyote-based engines ate up to AU$40 million in Prodrive money and they were worth every Aussie-cent: the engines are 47 kg lighter than the outgoing unit, and more powerful, too (for comparison, the current unit outputs 422 hp). Of course, more is to follow on this Oz-built engine in due time...
“The outcome is phenomenal … these engines are brilliantly responsive, their performance is sensational, and they will take our next generation of FPV models to a level that’s simply unmatched by anyone else,” Mears added.
"It’s important to emphasise just how Australian these engines are.”