Out with the old, and in with the new 5.0-litre supercharged Miami V8 engine for FPV's new GT range
After yesterday's reveal of it's powerful entry-level GS model, FPV has stunned us again with its high performance GT range.
The GT range features FPV’s all-new supercharged V8 engine, producing 335kW of power and 570Nm of torque, standard across the GT, GT-P and GT E models.
It is the most powerful GT in the history of FPV, and the the first time in its history that it doesn't have a naturally-aspirated powerplant in its line-up.
Developed locally by Prodrive in a $40 million program, the new FPV GT engine is based on Mustang's ‘Coyote’ V8 first introduced earlier this year.
It’s all-aluminium design with double overhead cams and 32 valves configuration, is individually hand-built for each car, EuroIV compliant and offers improved fuel efficiency.
FPV has also released its 0-100km/h times for each model. The manual GT reaches the mark in a claimed time of 4.9 seconds; the GS in 5.2 seconds.
The supercharged V8 is also more compact in size – 47kg lighter than the outgoing 5.4-litre Boss 315kW engine.
A feature of the new GT, GT-P and GT E models is a quad-pipe bi-modal exhaust system, which reportedly enhances performance and the exhaust note.
Looks-wise, the new GT and GT-P feature new body graphics, including a ‘hockey stick’ stripe package and “Boss 335” identification, harking back to the famous 1970 Boss Mustang.
The GT and GT-P models also get matching bonnet and rear wing graphics, and FPV badging on the steering wheel, instrument cluster and key fob. There’s also a new-design build badge.
All three GT models have new wheels as standard. The GT gets 19in five-spoke alloys with a machined face and Dark Argent accents, the GT-P gets 19in five-spoke alloys with a machined face and Sparkle Silver accents, and the GT E gets 19in 10-spoke alloys finished in Alpine Silver.
Available in 11 colour and three stripe combinations, the GT and GT-P have the choice of three interior trim colours, while the GT E has eight exterior colours and two interior trim combinations.