FPV Concept approved for production! Coming as GT Black Limited Edition Series!

Article by Christian A., on August 5, 2011

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.

Press Release

FPV GT Black Limited Edition Series

FPV has today announced the launch of its most limited edition vehicle to date, the GT BLACK.Responding to the overwhelming feedback received on the FPV Concept, revealed at this year's Australian International Motor Show, FPV have taken the popular black-on-black treatment and applied the stealth-looking paintwork to just 125 units of the current standard supercharged Boss 335kW GT, creating the FPV GT BLACK.

"We were totally blown away by the positive feedback received from fans and show-goers on our Concept," FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said."We knew we had a winner with the black paintwork and we wanted to action something immediately. The public spoke and we listened and I am just thrilled we have been able to put the GT BLACK into production so quickly.""All the feedback received has been collated and the results present exciting possibilities for the FPV brand in the future.

The GT BLACK is the beginning of some exciting times ahead as we continue to work on new product and design enhancements to reflect the needs and wants of the market."With all black finished styling, black alloy wheels, black tail pipes and all-new matt black striping decals the GT BLACK will display a striking presence on our roads.

"The FPV GT BLACK is available in one colour only, so there will be no confusion when it comes to placing an order for colour on this one "The limited edition GT BLACK is powered by the much vaunted all-aluminium BOSS 335 5.0-litre supercharged engine with a maximum power output of 335kW at 5750rpm, combined with maximum torque of 570Nm delivered across a broad 2200-5500 rpm range.

The newest addition to the FPV stable will be finished in menacing Silhouette black paintwork and will carry the excellent features of the current GT range plus some exciting extras, including reverse camera and leather seating.

An all-new styling matt black stripe decal will feature on the bonnet, rear wing and bodysides, with the black paint treatment also carrying over on to the front and rear bumpers and upper and lower grilles. The fog lamp bezels have also been made black, as have the exhaust tips, while completing the exterior will be GT premium five-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black with black wheel nuts.

Inside the all black theme continues with black leather trim throughout, a black finish around the Interior Command Centre (ICC) unit, tissue box and door spears, and a unique black gear shift badge on manual transmission models. Further enhancing the collectability of the GT BLACK, each vehicle will come with its own unique build badge and certificate of authenticity. "With only 125 units available, we urge interested buyers to act quickly, with a number of vehicles already pre-sold."The recommended Manufacturer's List Price* for the GT BLACK is $74,290, at participating FPV Dealers only.

*This is the manufacturer's list price for the vehicle only. A number of other components, including a dealer delivery fee, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third party (CTP) insurance and other statutory charges may be payable by a customer in relation to the purchase of this vehicle. As a manufacturer, FPV is not able to quantify the amount of these charges as they vary depending on a range of factors and individual circumstances, including the FPV Dealer the customer purchases the vehicle from, the State or Territory where that customer purchases the vehicle and the customer's age, driving record and other personal factors. The final transaction price for the vehicle will be as negotiated by the customer with their chosen FPV Dealer.

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