Ford Performance Vehicles announced today that the range of GS entry level performance vehicles that it released last year have now become permanent additions to its range of V8 powered vehicles and they have a new model on the market.
Interestingly the new FPV GS sedan and ute have a smaller engine than FPV’s previous top-of-the-range 5.4-litre GT models but the GS out performs the GT.
The heart of the GS is FPV’s all-new lightweight supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, developed and hand-assembled locally, and which produces 315kW of power and 545Nm of torque.
FPV’s first-ever supercharged engine, the all-new 2010 V8 is a sophisticated all-aluminium design with double overhead cams and 32 valves configuration, and is fully EuroIV compliant.
“Last year’s limited-edition GS simply reinforced what we suspected, that there is absolutely a market for an entry-level FPV model,” FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said.
“The GS provides our customers with a more affordable entry into the range. It broadens the market for potential FPV purchasers, and at the same time delivers tremendous value.
“Perhaps the most exciting thing about our new GS is that while it matches the output of our previous Boss 5.4 litre V8, it actually smoothly out performs it in every way.
“It’s faster and it’s more fuel efficient, but perhaps most importantly, the supercharged configuration provides a tremendous ‘drive’ … this is a fun car, and we think it’s going to be enormously successful for us.”
Picking up the limited-edition GS’ stripe graphics on the bottom of the doors, the 2010 version adds bonnet stripes and Boss 315 identification for a truly unique look.
The five-spoke alloy wheels on the original GS are still under the car but now they come in silver finish rather than graphite. FPV branding has been increased via badging on the steering wheel, instrument cluster and key fob, plus a new-design build badge.
Eleven exterior colours are offered on the sedan, 10 on the Ute, with three contrasting stripe colour options and a further three interior trim colours.
Automatic transmission is offered as a no-cost option.
Manufacturer’s list price for the new FPV GS sedan is $56,990 and $51,990 for the Ute. That means that dealer delivery charges and statutory charges such as registration, stamp duty and CTP are all additional.