2005 Ford FPV F6 Tornado review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 25 March 2006 , 14:03:34 byEmil

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Ford FPV F6 Tornado

Turbo-charged, intercooled, twin overhead cam 4-litre engine, the F6 Tornado unleashes 550Nm of torque. The 18" pewter accent alloy wheels are standard or there's the option of 19" Dark Argent alloy wheels. Your choice of 6 speed close ratio manual or optional ZF 6 speed high torque automatic. FPV cross drilled front Brembo brakes and Traction Control are standard. The F6 Tornado also features an FPV soft tonneau cover and the option of an alloy Sports Bar. Also available is an optional hard tonneau with FPV 3 pillar rear spoiler or combination hard tonneau and Sports Bar. The F6 grille design proudly displays the purposeful turbo intercooler, while the F6 Tornado supercab features contoured F6 Sports seats and an interior command centre featuring TFT screen, Prestige 6 stack CD system, plus FPV sports gauges for turbo boost and oil pressure. Optional is a Premium sound system and dual zone climate control with large TFT colour screen.

The new F6 270 Turbo. A 4-litre turbo-charged, intercooled, 24-valve double overhead cam six. The highest torque output of any production six ever built in Australia and one of the most powerful in the world. Through partnership with Prodrive and their mastery of turbo technology across F1 and World Rally, the development of our high performance turbo-charged FPV will change performance cars forever. We created a new engine with dramatically improved cooling and induction. The 50% larger air-to-air intercooler and dual air intake system significantly reduces intake pressure into the turbo's compressor - allowing it to work more efficiently...and effectively.

The result. A fully engineered performance-driven power generator. Armed with double overhead camshafts and 4-valve aluminum cylinder heads, the F6 270 Turbo produces its maximum power of 270kW at 5250 rpm. However, the real story is torque. All 550Nm on tap from just 2000 rpm and remaining constant all the way through to 4250 rpm.

At time of launch, the highest torque output of any production engine ever built in Australia. Even more staggering is the engine's ability to produce 80% of its maximum torque at 1500 rpm and over 98% at 1750 rpm. Total Performance meets the turbo.

F6 270 Turbo manual transmission. The F6 Typhoon features a T56 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. This technologically advanced gearbox puts absolute power in the palm of your hand. Sharing an AP Racing twin-plate clutch with the US Ford GT, it's designed to handle the tremendous force of 550Nm of torque.

Auto fans can now option up to a ZF 6-speed high-torque automatic transmission with Sequential Sports Shift. This high-performance automatic gearbox offers the best of both worlds Its sequential shift system allows the driver to make fast, clean manual gear changes to maximize the available power for acceleration or quick downshifts. When in full auto mode, the adaptive shift system changes characteristics to suit your individual driving style.

Both transmissions are matched to a 2-piece tailshaft with shock-absorbing flex couplings, connected to a heavy-duty multi-plate limited-slip differential. Transmitting maximum power to the ground.

The power to stop is just as important as the power to go, so FPV engineers have developed a range of new Brembo brake packages that will stop you in your tracks. Brembos are the brand of choice for Formula 1, Ferrari, Porsche, AMG and Champ Car teams.

Performance Brakes
Up front, huge 355mm x 32mm cross drilled and slotted front rotors with Brembo 4 piston calipers and 328mm x 26mm cross drilled rear rotors with red single piston calipers and are now standard on F6 Typhoon, F6 Tornado, GT and Pursuit.

Premium Brakes
Standard on Super Pursuit is the 355mm x 32mm cross drilled and slotted front rotors with Brembo 6 piston calipers and 328mm x 26mm cross drilled rear rotors with red single piston calipers (optional on F6 Tornado and Pursuit).

Brembo brakes are amongst the best brake packages in the world and are another example of FPV's commitment to Total Performance