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Ford brings FPV Falcon production in house [w/video]

Posted Feb 21st 2013 6:59PM

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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 Ford GT R-Spec car.





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bigfriggindeal

I wish Ford of North America would build some of these awesome vehicles. Their current lineup is lame compared to what you can get in Australia.

February 21 2013 at 10:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply