Approval has been granted for the start of production for the GT Concept by Ford Performance Vehicle (FPV), the official tuner of Ford’s Australian division. The concept, which was revealed last July at the 2011 Australian Motor Show, is based on the actual FPV’s current GT muscle sedan, which in itself is based on the Ford Falcon.
The Mustang Boss’ 5.0-liter V-8 will come with a Eaton supercharger. Furthermore, the concept will also get a track-tuned suspension setup, a set of wider tires and an updated brake system.
Upon the car’s unveiling, it received plenty of positive remarks as enthusiasts believed that the car’s built is necessary. There would only be 125 units built of the current GT model, which is painted all black. The GT with supercharged Boss V8 will deliver 450 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque.
The FPV GT Black production version will receive a set of 19-inch black alloy wheels as well as black tail pipes. A display screen with a reverse camera has been installed on the interior. Leather trimmings were added to enhance the vehicle’s elegance.
Unfortunately, not one of the major modifications seen on the concept would be on the production version. But then, enthusiasts would have to be contented with FPV’s statement that its future models will get several of the features on the concept. The recommended Manufacturer's List Price for the GT BLACK is $74,290 AUD, at participating FPV Dealers only.
The GT Black Limited Edition is the latest addition to the FPV’s range of offerings. It will feature a sleek silhouette black finish and will have the outstanding features of the GT range coupled in with extras such as the leather seats and the reverse camera.
The body sides, bonnet and the rear wing will have a new matte black styling while the front and rear bumpers and the grilles will also be painted black. The bezels on the fog lights and the exhaust tips will likewise come in matte black. Meanwhile, the 19-inch alloy wheels with five spokes will be painted in glossy black and will have black wheel nuts.
That love for black will also be evident inside, where you have black leather themes, tissue box, door spears, and a one-of-a-kind black gear shift badge if you get the manual transmission GT Black. The area around the Interior Command Center will also have a black finish.
FPV General Manager Rod Barrett says that there are only 125 units of the limited edition car and some of these have already been pre-sold, which is why interested buyers should not wait. The recommended selling price for the GT Black is pegged at $74,290, and you can only avail of that special manufacturer’s price at select dealers only. To make it worth your trouble, each car in the GT Black Limited Edition will also come with a certificate of authenticity and a one-of-a-kind build badge.
*Important: the manufacturer's list price mentioned here is for the vehicle only. There are a few components, delivery fee, registrations, stamp duty, statutory third-party insurance and other charges that may be applied to the cost. As a manufacturer, FPV won’t be able to quantify these charges beforehand as these charges may vary and are based on different factors and personal circumstances. These factors include the FPV dealer where you buy the vehicle, the territory or state you are located in, the customer’s driving record, age, and other personal information. The final transaction price for the GT Black should be what was agreed on between the FPV dealer and the customer.