FPV working on new V8 for 2010

FPV working on new V8 for 2010

FPV working on new V8

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) are set to receive a new more powerful V8 engine next year, and it will still be Australian assembled. With Euro IV emission controls set to come in on July 1 next year, FPV will finally retire the existing 5.4-litre Boss V8.

What is unclear at this stage is whether the new engine will be an reworked version of the current unit, which is rumoured to have exhausted its development capability, or an entire new engine. Two engines currently being developed by Ford US could form the base of the new FPV powerplant. One is a dual-overhead-cam direct-injection V8 and the other is a 6.2-litre single-overhead-cam V8 that could be converted locally to a dual overhead cam set-up. Either engine could be available in XR8 Ford models, that also requires a new or upgraded V8 to meet the mid-2010 emission standards.

The two Ford US engines may not be available in time for the mid-year FPV deadline. Either engine may require additional performance components to meet the sorts of power and torque figures being seeked by FPV.

FPV general manager Rod Barrett is keeping mum about the all-important powerplant, but has confirmed the replacement engine was under development at the company’s Campbellfield headquarters.

“We are pressing on, we have got engines here at the moment and we are currently developing our new engine which will be Euro IV on July 1,” Barrett has said. “This (existing) engine will go and there will be a new engine for us.” Mr Barrett went on to say that the engine would be unique. “I think you will be surprised when you see the engine come out,” he said.

“The engine will be hand-built over at FPV as it is now. That doesn’t mean the componentry can’t come in from somewhere else as it does now, but it will still be assembled at the engine plant.”

The big question now among staunch Ford fans is not so much about the origins of the new engine, but if it will be able to match the performance of the HSV V8 motors.

FPV working on new V8

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) are set to receive a new more powerful V8 engine next year, and it will still be Australian assembled. With Euro IV emission controls set to come in on July 1 next year, FPV will finally retire the existing 5.4-litre Boss V8.

What is unclear at this stage is whether the new engine will be an reworked version of the current unit, which is rumoured to have exhausted its development capability, or an entire new engine. Two engines currently being developed by Ford US could form the base of the new FPV powerplant. One is a dual-overhead-cam direct-injection V8 and the other is a 6.2-litre single-overhead-cam V8 that could be converted locally to a dual overhead cam set-up. Either engine could be available in XR8 Ford models, that also requires a new or upgraded V8 to meet the mid-2010 emission standards.

The two Ford US engines may not be available in time for the mid-year FPV deadline. Either engine may require additional performance components to meet the sorts of power and torque figures being seeked by FPV.

FPV general manager Rod Barrett is keeping mum about the all-important powerplant, but has confirmed the replacement engine was under development at the company’s Campbellfield headquarters.

“We are pressing on, we have got engines here at the moment and we are currently developing our new engine which will be Euro IV on July 1,” Barrett has said. “This (existing) engine will go and there will be a new engine for us.” Mr Barrett went on to say that the engine would be unique. “I think you will be surprised when you see the engine come out,” he said.

“The engine will be hand-built over at FPV as it is now. That doesn’t mean the componentry can’t come in from somewhere else as it does now, but it will still be assembled at the engine plant.”

The big question now among staunch Ford fans is not so much about the origins of the new engine, but if it will be able to match the performance of the HSV V8 motors.

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