2005 Ford FPV BF GT-P review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 17 June 2006 , 02:06:21 byEmil

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You want more? The FPV GT-P has everything the GT has - and more. Same big Boss engine. Same exhilarating performance. Then you start to appreciate the differences. New GT-P 5-spoke 19" alloy wheels with machined outer rims, 355mm x 32mm cross drilled 6 piston front and 330mm x 28mm cross drilled 4 piston rear Brembo brakes and rear parking sensors are now standard. New design FPV stripes are a no-cost option. Choose between the close ratio 6-speed manual gearbox or the optional ZF 6-speed automatic. New aggressive front and rear styling features satin-alloy upper and lower grille mesh, bright finish side skirt flutes and FPV dual exhaust. It's hard to believe any car could look more purposeful than the GT. This does.

The new GT-P features a revised front fascia incorporating a contrasting tri-slot splitter, new fog lamps with satin alloy surrounds and fins and an upper and lower grille mesh in satin alloy. GT-P badges are incorporated into the upper grille and body. The distinctive rear fascia incorporated a new FPV dual exhaust while the FPV three-pillar high-wing rear spoiler with LED stop light completes the GT-P styling package.

The GT-P is made even more distinctive through the red Brembo brakes. Powerful GT-P specific 19" 5 spoke alloy wheels - the largest fitted as standard to an Australian Ford product.

Luxury Inc. The high-backed FPV Performance seats feature deep bolsters upholstered in Le Mans cloth with silver stitching and embroidered FPV logo. Suede feel bolsters and locating pads help support and grip. The driver's seat has 6-way power adjustment. Leather is optional. The Prestige interior command centre contains the TFT screen, dual-zone climate control and trip computer. The FPV sports gauges display oil pressure and oil temperature.

A 150-watt 6-disc in-dash Premium sound system is standard. The individually numbered GT-P build plate is set in the centre console. Cruise control and power windows are standard, as is the FPV Performance steering wheel. The alloy pedal covers with rubber inserts and sides makes for better heel-and-toe driving. The GT-P. The ultimate V8 FPV.

The Boss 290 combines the best of both worlds, with race-bred power and everyday comfort. The awe-inspiring Boss 290 is a powerplant unlike any ever built in this country and comes to life on Australia's only current V8 production line.

The Boss 290 was developed right here in Australia by Ford Performance Vehicles for our unique requirements and to meet the rising demands of a new breed of Aussie V8 drivers.

Its 5.4-litre capacity, 32 valves and double overhead camshafts per bank work in concert to produce 290 kilowatts of power and a phenomenal 520 Newton metres of torque. So not only is there free-revving top-end power but a wall of torque at low speeds as well. In combination with the tuned stainless steel exhaust system, it produces the trademark rumble that lets you know you're driving a real, blue-blooded Aussie V8. It has a quality that clearly communicates who exactly owns the road.

At FPV, we believe that safety is a major part of Total Performance. As such, all FPVs are monitored by Ford's advanced Intelligent Safety System. This Ford-designed high-tech software activates appropriate responses to potentially harmful road, traffic and driver situations.

The system co-ordinates the release and synchronisation of dual-stage airbags, side airbags (sedans only) and front seat belt pre-tensioners to maximise driver and passenger protection in the event of a mishap. FPV's stringent safety measures also include superior braking and handling together with ABS and traction control now available on all models. The safest car, of course, is the car that helps you avoid an accident in the first place.