FPV reveals menacing GT Concept at Melbourne show

FPV reveals menacing GT Concept at Melbourne show

FPV has just revealed its first-ever ‘concept car’ at the Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. Named the GT concept this Falcon-based, darkened machine features a number of unique features and design treatments not used by the performance brand previously. The one-off vehicle debuts just in time to combat HSV that used the show to unveil its new SV Black Edition models (read news).

FPV’s GT Concept is given a tough, Mad Max look by a Silhouette Black paint job with a unique matt finish stripe package on the bonnet, rear wing and bodysides. The same paint treatment is also repeated on the rear diffuser.

At the front large brake inlets are cut into a modified front fascia, black framing has been used to enhance the rear light graphics treatment, and the vehicle carries unique GT badging. Packing out the guards are 19-inch lightweight one-piece forged alloy rims, finished in black, and measure 8.0 inches wide at the front and 9.5 inches wide at the rear, and are wrapped in special Dunlop SP Sportmaxx GT tyres. Under the fancy bodywork there’s a track-tuned suspension specification and a full stainless steel high-flow twin exhaust system exhaust finished with quad black exhaust tips. Putting on the skids is a performance braking package consisting of larger six-piston brake calipers up front and four-piston brake calipers at the rear.

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

The concept car will use FPV’s supercharged Boss 5.0-litre V8 engine. This high-tech motor is good for 335kW of power and 570Nm of max torque.

“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,” Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager 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.”

While the sinister looking GT Concept has been built as just a show car at this stage, positive public opinion might be enough to see it enter production. Stay tuned.

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