Ford Performance Vehicles GT Falcon ready to say good bye

2015 Ford Falcon GT 1 racing

Ford Australia brings the curtains down on the GT Falcon, the exclusive cars for buyers in Australia, manufactured by FPV – Ford Performance Vehicles. The company has unveiled the last ever GTF prior to its Broadmeadows car assembly line and Geelong engine plant closure scheduled for October 2016.

2015 Ford Falcon GT 1 racingThis final Falcon GT is called 351 GT F with “F” standing for Final Falcon GT while ‘351’ is due to the 351 cubic inch V8 Falcon GT launched in early 1970s. 351 also represents the cars 351 kW output.

Ford Falcon GT is was noted for its sporty suspension, stiffer springs and strut mounts besides new dampers and thicker anti roll bars. The last Falcon sits on 19” wheels with 275/35 Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres and Brembo brakes. Power comes from a 5.0 liter Coyote V8 with 351 kW (470 bhp) power and 569Nm torque, mated to a six speed manual as standard or six speed automatic as an option. 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 4.5 seconds.

2015 Ford Falcon GT 9 seats interiorsInteriors of the final Falcon GT-F, is seen with orange detailing on badges, instrument dials and seating besides a new touchscreen in the center and a host of digital gauges displaying boost, engine temperature and oil pressure. The car is priced at $77,990 plus on-road taxes.

Once Falcon GT-F is out of production, the company has announced revival of the Falcon XR8, a less powerful variant of the GT-F which will be sold through all 200 Ford dealers. The company engineers who have crafted the GT-F have now moved on to other programs as Ford Australia is slated to be working on at least six models as on date.

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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