Ford Performance Vehicles has confirmed the launch of its new V8-engined GS sedan and Ute
According to FPV, the new 5.0-litre GS sedan and Ute eclipse the performance of the previous range-topping 5.4-litre GT models, setting the benchmark for an entry-level FPV.
The heart of the GS is FPV’s all-new lightweight supercharged V8 engine which produces 315kW of power and 545Nm of torque.
FPV’s first-ever supercharged engine, the all-new 2010 V8 is an all-aluminium design with double overhead cams and 32 valves configuration, and is fully EuroIV compliant.
“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," FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said.
“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.
Retained are the five-spoke alloy wheels, now in silver finish rather than graphite, and 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 alternative to the six-speed manual.
See a range of FPVs for sale.