Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) says its new FG model F6 sedan will be powered by a high performance 4.0-litre, turbocharged, DOHC, 24-valve, in-line, six-cylinder engine developing 310kW of power at 5500rpm, and 565Nm of torque between 1950 and 5200 revs.
The new 5.4-litre Boss V8 engine also receives a substantial performance upgrade, producing 315kW of power at 6500rpm and 551Nm of torque at 4750rpm – an increase of 13kW from the previous Boss 302 engine.
“After months of speculation, (we can) officially confirm the power figures for our next generation of performance cars,” says FPV general manager, Rod Barrett. “After two years of testing and development we have two new engine variants that will deliver big performance.”
The new F6 receives a 40kW increase, making it one of the fastest six-cylinder production cars. “The F6 (has) performance equal or better to many European sports cars, but at a fraction of the price,” says Barrett. “(Drivers) who enjoy taking their vehicles to track days are going to really benefit from this car.”
To achieve the 40kW increase, FPV engineers strengthened the piston design and cranked up the turbocharger boost. A new, larger intercooler is mounted in front of the radiator, with substantially reduced pressure drop across the intercooler which provides better airflow with no loss of boost capability. “With the new Boss 315, our engineers broadened the torque curve, which consequently delivers better pick-up and drive at a lower rev range, as well as better get up and go from a standing start,” says Barrett. “As a result, the V8-powered cars feel lighter and more responsive.”
The 310kW turbocharged six will power both the F6 and F6 Ute, while the 315kW Boss V8 will feature in the GT E, GT-P and GT sedans and Super Pursuit and Pursuit utes.
The Boss 315 badging will feature on the GT and GT-P’s new-look power bulge and engine cover.
The F6 will carry F6 310 badging on the sides and rear of the sedan and ute, as well as the engine air cleaner box.
Further details of FPV’s new FG range will be released closer to the vehicles’ launch date in June.
Falcon fans should look out for next week’s Auto Trader which will carry driving impression of models within the mainstream FG range.