2005 Ford FPV F6 Typhoon review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 17 June 2006 , 08:06:05 byEmil

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Ford FPV F6 Typhoon

Ford Performance Vehicles has set a new benchmark in the Australian high performance car segment with the mind blowing F6 Typhoon.

Delivering a staggering 550Nm of torque, the highest torque output of any Australian built production engine, and 270kW of power from the turbo-charged and intercooled 4.0 litre six-cylinder F6 270 Turbo engine. The F6 Typhoon offers world-class standards of space and grace, whilst maintaining FPV's class-leading safety and refinement package.

The F6 Typhoon further reinforces FPV's mantra of Total Performance.

A whole new philosophy of performance styling. The F6 Typhoon's lines are sleek, European-influenced and understated, with a strong technical edge. Pewter highlights, high-tech front and rear mesh grille inserts and a rear spoiler featuring FPV's trademark 3-pillar design are unique performance cues. F6 18" pewter-accent alloy wheels are standard, while 19" Dark Argent alloy wheels with machined outer rims are optional. The silver finish F6 intercooler leaves no doubt that this is high performance - turbo style.

The Typhoon's clean, European-influenced styling isn't limited to the exterior. Inside, high-tech sports seats with silver stitching and an embossed pattern match the grille design. Suede feel bolsters and silver-embroidered FPV logos adorn the interior. To help protect you, there's the security of traction control and front and side airbags for both driver and front passenger.

The prestige interior command centre finished in satin alloy houses the dual-zone climate control, premium audio system, TFT screen and trip computer. Unique FPV oil pressure and turbo boost gauges are mounted in special binnacles. The individually numbered F6 build plate is set in the centre console while aluminium pedal covers, revised door trims and the unique dash-mounted starter button add the finishing touches.

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 has changed performance cars forever. We created a new engine with dramatically improved cooling and induction. The 50% larger air-to-air intercooler and dual Ram Air 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.

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
For the ultimate in stopping power choose the FPV Premium brake package, which consists of 355mm x 32mm cross drilled and slotted front rotors with Brembo 6 piston calipers and 330mm x 28mm cross cross drilled rear rotors with Brembo 4 piston calipers. Standard on GT-P and optional on F6 Typhoon and GT.

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

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 front 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 FPV models. The safest car, of course, is the car that helps you avoid accident in the first place.