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Encyclopedia > Ford Performance Vehicles
Ford Performance Vehicles
Type Private
Founded 2002
Headquarters Campbellfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Key people Sak Ryopponen (managing director)
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Owner Ford Australia (49%); Prodrive (51%)
Website www.fpv.com.au

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) is the Melbourne-based official performance tuning division of Ford Australia, founded in 2002. Image File history File links FordPV.JPG‎ [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Campbellfield is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... Car redirects here. ... Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ... Prodrives logo Prodrive Ltd. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ...

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History

FPV can trace its roots back to 1991, when the Prodrive-owned Tickford joined with Ford Australia as their tuning division. The Ford Australia/Tickford partnership produced the original Falcon XR6 and XR8 models. In 2000, the FTE (Ford-Tickford Experience) outfit was formed in an effort to counter Holden Special Vehicles. It was under the FTE banner that the acclaimed T-Series was launched. Prodrives logo Prodrive Ltd. ... Tickford is a automobile tuning company most famous for the 140mph Tickford Turbo Capri. ... Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ... Species About 37; see text. ... Holden Special Vehicles (usually abbreviated to HSV) is the officially designated performance vehicle division of Australian motor car manufacturer Holden. ...


FTE's products were generally well-received, but sales were below targets. In 2002, Ford Australia launched the all-new BA Falcon. To complement the launch of the new Falcon, Ford decided that FTE needed a radical makeover. The FTE name was replaced with the new Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) moniker, an all-new range was devised (headlined by a new Falcon GT), and all Tickford branding disappeared. Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ...


Despite appearances, most of the personnel from the Tickford days remained. Through FPV, Ford Australia sought to rival Holden Special Vehicles, something which FTE emphatically failed to do. Sales steadily increased, and by 2006, FPV sedans were consistently outselling HSV sedans. FPV's products are generally highly rated by the motoring press (the current model F6 Typhoon was crowned Australian Performance Car Of The Year by Motor magazine.) Holden Special Vehicles (usually abbreviated to HSV) is the officially designated performance vehicle division of Australian motor car manufacturer Holden. ... The Ford Performance Vehicles F6 Typhoon is a sports sedan automobile which joined the FPV stable of high-performance Falcon-based cars in late 2005. ... Motor is an Australian motoring magazine published monthly by ACP Magazines. ...


Models

FPV's acclaimed F6 Typhoon

The vehicles produced by FPV are all based on the Australian Ford Falcon, a large family-size sedan, with ute (short for utility, the Australian word for a pickup truck) derivatives. The current FPV range is a mix of turbocharged inline 6-cylinder and V8-powered Falcons. Image File history File links Phoon. ... Image File history File links Phoon. ... The Ford Performance Vehicles F6 Typhoon is a sports sedan automobile which joined the FPV stable of high-performance Falcon-based cars in late 2005. ... This article is about the Australian car model. ... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a full-sized sedan The 3-box design, indicative of a notchback sedan, as illustrated on a full-size luxury sedan. ... Mazda B-Series compact pickup truck with extended cabin and home-made wooden rack. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... Cylinder with piston in a steam engine A cylinder in the central working part of a reciprocating engine, the space in which a piston travels. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ...


2003 BA range

The GT was the entry level vehicle, with an RRP of AU$59,850, featuring 18" wheels, cloth or leather trim, CD player, air-conditioning, dual airbags etc. The GT-P was the upmarket version of the GT, with an RRP of AU$69,850, it featured a unique multi-spoke 18" alloy wheel, unique seats with cloth or leather trim, four airbags, climate control, large Brembo brakes measuring 355 mm front and 330 mm rear. The Pursuit was a ute (utility) version of the GT, featuring the same seats, basic dash/interior package and wheels. Mazda B-Series compact pickup truck with extended cabin and home-made wooden rack. ...


All three were powered by a unique version of Ford's 5.4-litre Modular V8, with DOHC 4-valve cylinder heads from the Mustang Cobra R engine, dubbed by FPV as "Boss 290," producing 290 kW (389 hp) @ 5500 rpm and 520 Nm (384 ft·lbf) @ 4500 rpm. They featured either a four-speed automatic featuring a tiptronic function that Ford dubbed Sequential Sports Shift, or, a five-speed Tremec TR3650 manual. The Modular engine, or mod motor as it is often referred to, is Ford Motor Companys modern overhead camshaft (OHC) V8 and V10 engine family. ... Mustang can refer to: The word mustang, from Mexican Spanish mestengo, from Spanish mesteño, ultimately from Latin animalus mixtus, mixed breed animal: Mustang (horse), a feral horse living on the western or southwestern plains of the US. P-51 Mustang, a World War II military aircraft P-82 Twin...


2004 BA MkII update

  • GT
  • GT-P
  • Pursuit.
  • Super Pursuit
  • F6 Typhoon* (sedan)
  • F6 Tornado*(ute)

The GT, GT-P and Pursuit received a new stripe package with bonnet decals, a six-speed Tremec T56 manual and the GT-P received 19" five-spoke alloy wheels. A new car and ute were added to the range, the FPV F6 Typhoon (sedan) and FPV F6 Tornado (ute). The Ford Performance Vehicles F6 Typhoon is a sports sedan automobile which joined the FPV stable of high-performance Falcon-based cars in late 2005. ...


They were FPV's version of Ford's hugely popular Falcon Barra engine, featuring a 4.0 litre DOHC 24-valve turbocharged inline-six with variable cam timing, which produced 270 kW (362 hp) @ 5250 rpm and 550Nm (406 ft·lbf) @ 2000 - 4250 rpm - the highest level of torque in any Australian production car to that date. They were available with the T56 six-speed manual only. They also released the Super Pursuit, which was a Pursuit ute with GT-P extras. No change to V8's 290kW power output, but better mapping flattened the torque curve and fuel economy. FPV's also comes with optional malacca. The Barra engines are a family of I6 and V8s assembled by Ford Australia since 2002. ...


2005 BF

  • GT
  • GT-P
  • Pursuit.
  • Super Pursuit
  • F6 Typhoon (sedan)
  • F6 Tornado (ute)

Engine specifications remain unchanged. All models share the same six-speed manual and were now offered with an optional German made ZF six-speed automatic (the same as featured in Jaguars and BMWs). The GT received the GT-P's old 19" wheels, and the GT-P & Super Pursuit got their own design. Typhoon & Tornado customers got the option of the 18" wheel design used on the previous model or a new 19" design with black spokes. All models had subtle changes to the bodykit. The Ford Performance Vehicles F6 Typhoon is a sports sedan automobile which joined the FPV stable of high-performance Falcon-based cars in late 2005. ... The 6 HP 26 was the first 6-speed automatic transmission in a production passenger car. ...


2006 BF MkII update

  • GT
  • GT-P
  • Pursuit.
  • Super Pursuit
  • F6 Typhoon (sedan)
  • F6 Tornado (ute)
  • Force 6
  • Force 8

No mechanical changes were introduced with this update however all models now come standard with 19" alloy wheels. Subtle styling changes were made, but the most significant news was the introduction of new Force 6 and Force 8 models. Built to rival HSV's Senator Signature, they are mechanically identical to auto-equipped F6 Typhoon and GT models respectively, but in a more luxury-focussed package with more conservative visuals (no rear wing, more conservative colour range). The Force models are essentially an FPV version of the Fairmont Ghia (luxury model in the Falcon range). The Ford Performance Vehicles F6 Typhoon is a sports sedan automobile which joined the FPV stable of high-performance Falcon-based cars in late 2005. ... The HSV Senator Signature is a luxury sports sedan version of the Holden Commodore, produced by Holden Special Vehicles in co-operation with Australian automaker Holden. ... This article is about the Australian car model. ...


Specifications

Model Amount Built Engine Power Torque Tyres 0 - 100 km/h (60 mph) Standing 400 m (1/4 mile) Top Speed RRP (AUD)
GT 1798 (2003-2005 only) 5408cc DOHC 32V V8 290 kW @ 5500 rpm (389 hp) 520 Nm @ 4500 rpm (384 ft/lb) 245/35 ZR19 - Dunlop SP Sport 9000 6.01sec 14.05 @ 176km/h 250km/h (restricted) $59,850 (manual)
F6 Typhoon 3984cc DOHC 24V Turbocharged I6 270 kW @ 5250 rpm (362 hp) 550 Nm @ 2000 rpm (406 ft/lb) 245/35 ZR19 - Dunlop SP Sport 9000 5.56sec 13.64 @ 175km/h 250km/h $59,810 (manual)

Times depend on transmission choice. The ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox has a performance advantage compared to the Tremec T56 6-speed manual (particularly in six-cylinder turbo models) thanks mainly to an easier launch. Motor magazine testing in the F6 Typhoon model shows a difference of about half a second between the two transmissions over a standing quarter-mile. ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 3. ... Motor is an Australian motoring magazine published monthly by ACP Magazines. ...


The GT is estimated to have a top speed of roughly 260km/h, The Typhoon is roughly the same.


Motorsport

V8 Supercars

Main Article: Ford Performance Racing Ford Performance Racing (FPR) is one of the premier motorsport teams contesting the V8 Supercar Championship Series. ...


FPR was created in 2003 to hype the link between FPV's road car range, and the popular V8 Supercars. Given the team's massive budget, the team's early results were disappointing, but a form reversal in 2006 saw the team finish 2nd in the team's standings. In 2007, Mark Winterbottom is expected to drive along-side Steven Richards in the two FPR entries. Former drivers include Craig Lowndes, Glenn Seton, Greg Ritter, David Brabham and Jason Bright. V8 Supercars in action The V8 Supercar is a category of touring car racing that evolved in Australia in the early 1990s. ... Mark Frosty Winterbottom was born on May 20, 1981 in Sydney, Australia. ... Steven Richards (born 11 July 1972, son of Jim Richards) is an Australian racing driver. ... Craig Lowndes signing autographs at the 2006 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. ... Glenn Seton (May 15, 1965–) is an Australian racing driver. ... David Brabham (born 5 September 1965 in Wimbledon, London, England) is an Australian Formula One driver who raced for the Brabham and Simtek teams. ... Jason Brighty Bright is a racing driver from Australia. ...


Drifting

FPV created a show-car dubbed the 'DRIF6' - an F6 Typhoon with modifications making the car suitable for competitive drifting. The show-car was a popular exhibit, and the car was entered into the national-level Drift Australia Series in 2006, where it was driven by Adam Newton. One of the car's main objectives was to expose the FPV brand to a younger audience than its usual, traditionalistic V8-driving crowd. The Ford Performance Vehicles F6 Typhoon is a sports sedan automobile which joined the FPV stable of high-performance Falcon-based cars in late 2005. ... Drifting in technical racing terms refers to a cars slip angle. ...


External links

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Current and future models
Cars Activa | Crown Victoria/Police Interceptor | Fairlane | Falcon / Futura / FPV models | Fiesta / Ikon / Ford Fusion / EcoSport | Focus / C-MAX | Fusion | Galaxy | Ka / Sportka / Streetka | Laser / Lynx / Tierra | Mondeo / Metrostar | Mustang | S-MAX | Taurus
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Historic models
1900s Model A/AC | Model B | Model C | Model F | Model K | Model N | Model R | Model S | Model T
1910s-1920s Model TT | Model A | Model AA
1930s-1940s Ford Model B | Ford Model Y | Ford Model C | Ford Model CX | Ford Junior Popular | Ford Junior De Luxe | Ford Köln | Rheinland | Ford Eifel | Ford Model 7Y | Ford Model 7W | Ford Anglia | Ford Prefect | Country Squire | Ford Meteor | Ford Pilot | Ford Vedette
1950s Consul | Country Sedan | Del Rio | Edsel (Brand) | Fairlane | Galaxie | Mainline | Parklane | Popular | Ranchero | Squire | Taunus | Thunderbird | Versailles | Zephyr
1960s Bronco | Capri | Corcel | Corsair | Cortina | Escort | Falcon | GT40 | LTD | Torino
1970s Elite | Fairmont | Granada | Maverick | Pinto
1980s Aerostar | Bantam | Bronco II | Del Rey | Escort | EXP | Festiva | Laser | LTD Crown Victoria | Orion | Probe | Scorpio | Sierra | Telstar | Tempo | Verona
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2000s Excursion | Freestar | GT | Five Hundred | Freestyle

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ford Performance Vehicles: Information from Answers.com (1122 words)
Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) is the Melbourne-based official performance tuning division of Ford Australia, founded in 2002.
The vehicles produced by FPV are all based on the Australian Ford Falcon, a large family-size sedan, with ute (short for utility, the Australian word for a pickup truck) derivatives.
FPV have always made a big deal about the link between their vehicles and the V8 Supercars, and nothing epitomises this more than the their very own factory team, Ford Performance Racing (FPR), which started in 2003.
Media.Ford.com: Ford Performance Vehicles celebrates milestone (342 words)
Ford Performance Vehicles Managing Director, David Flint, was joined by two-times V8Supercar champion and Ford Performance Racing driver, Glenn Seton, to celebrate the historic achievement.
The 1000th FPV is a blood orange GT-P fitted with the popular stripes package and powered by the 290Kw Boss engine – the only V8 to be developed and produced in Australia exclusively by Ford Performance Vehicles.
FPV is also on track to match the popularity of the legendary original GT Falcons of the early 1970s.
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