2011 Australian International Motor Show: FPV Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 1, 2011

As the Goodwood Festival of Speed opens in the UK, another major event is also taking place at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) in Melbourne where there’s a special unveiling that just couldn’t be ignored.

This is Ford Performance Vehicles’ first-ever ‘concept car’ -- an all-black GT-based FPV concept that boasts several special bespoke features and design tweaks. Ford outdid itself on the paintwork for this one-off concept car. It is finished in Silhouette black paint and it has a one-of-a-kind matte finish stripe package on the bonnet, rear wing and bodysides.

The rear diffuser also received this paint treatment. At the front, we see that large brake ducts are integrated into the modified front fascia. It uses black framing to enhance the rear light graphics treatment. In addition, the vehicle features an exclusive black GT badging.

It is also fitted with black 19-inch lightweight one-piece forged alloy rims that are covered with special Dunlop SP Sportmaxx GT tires. It is powered by a supercharged Boss 5.0-litre V8 engine. Its suspension was track-tuned and quad black tips were used for the full stainless steel high-flow twin exhaust system.

Its braking system consists of larger six-piston brake calipers up front and four-piston brake calipers at the rear, both of which are finished in black. Its interior also carries the dark theme. Black leather trim was used. It also underwent an all-black dash treatment, including the interior command centre (ICC).

Press Release

FPV REVEALS CONCEPT CAR

Ford Performance Vehicles today revealed its first-ever 'concept car' at the Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne.

The sinister all-black GT-based FPV concept features a number of bespoke features and design treatments not seen before.

"Taking our iconic FPV GT, we have put together a package of performance and design enhancements to demonstrate what could be done by FPV in the future," Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett said.

"The black-on-black treatment looks spectacular and it really changes the look of the car, so I'll be very interested to hear what FPV enthusiasts think."

FPV's one-off concept car is powered by the supercharged Boss 5.0-litre V8 engine.

Finished in menacing Silhouette black paintwork, the FPV concept features a unique matt finish stripe package on the bonnet, rear wing and bodysides, a paint treatment that is also carried over to the rear diffuser.

Up front, large brake ducts are incorporated into the modified front facia, black framing has been used to enhance the rear light graphics treatment, and the vehicle carries a unique black GT badging.

The vehicle sits on 19-inch lightweight one-piece forged alloy rims, finished in black of course, which are 8.0 inches wide at the front and 9.5 inches wide at the rear, and all shod with special Dunlop SP Sportmaxx GT tyres.

Underneath there's a track-tuned suspension specification and a full stainless steel high-flow twin exhaust system exhaust finished with quad black exhaust tips.

The performance brake package includes larger six-piston brake calipers up front and four-piston brake calipers at the rear, which are both also finished in black.

Inside, the all-black theme continues with black leather trim throughout and an all-black dash treatment that includes the interior command centre (ICC).

"We've equipped the vehicle with the GT's 'most ticked' options, such as leather trim and reversing camera. That way, it's a reflection of what our buyers are choosing and gives us a 'real world' basis to get people thinking," Rod Barrett said.

"That's what this concept car is about - we wanted to demonstrate the possibilities, explore the future and gauge public opinion to assist us with the evolution of FPV product."

The FPV concept joined the supercharged Boss 335kW V8 GT-P and 315kW GS Ute on the stand at the Australian International Motor Show.

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