Ford Falcon FPV Typhoon

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  1. TriShield

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    Ford Unveils turbocharged Falcon FPV Typhoon

    Ford's torque of the town

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    Sydney Morning Herald
    Friday 08th of October 2004
    Joshua Dowling

    The showroom version of Ford Performance Vehicles' long-awaited turbocharged Falcon was unveiled at the motor show yesterday.

    Although it might only be a six-cylinder, it has the most torque of any Australian production car ever made, even topping the mighty GTHO Falcon from the 1970s.


    The Typhoon has a huge 550Nm (405ft-lbs), 30Nm more than HSV's gun new 6.0-litre V8.

    The F6 Typhoon was first shown as a concept car at the Melbourne motor show in February while the vehicle was still in the middle of its development but yesterday all the important details were revealed.

    At $58,950, the Typhoon is priced at a significant premium over the $45,000 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo on which it is based and which has delivered Ford a huge boost in credibility among enthusiasts since it was launched two years ago.

    Even before details had been released, FPV had taken 50 orders for the car. Despite the high price, Ford expects to sell about 900 to 1000 Typhoons annually.

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    The technical details reveal that the XR6T "donor" car is so good that FPV has only given the turbocharger a slight increase in boost pressure, from a low 0.43 bar to 0.64 bar (or from 6 to 9 psi) to create 270kW (362HP) over the standard XR6 Turbo's 240kW (321HP) - a 12.5 per cent increase in power and a 22 per cent increase in torque.

    FPV has fitted a 50 per cent larger intercooler and fitted a unique, dual-entry airbox. The larger intercooler and improved air intake are significant factors in the turbo's extra boost, says FPV.


    Ford's performance arm had to wait until the new, stronger six-speed manual gearbox was fitted to the updated Falcon this month before it could introduce the Typhoon. The Typhoon is also claimed to be the first Australian production car with a race-style AP Racing twin-plate clutch - which can better handle the maximum torque of the engine and has a lighter pedal feel for gearchanges.

    FPV also announced at the show that the high-powered turbo engine will be available in a ute, the Tornado. Significantly, though, despite having more torque than the HSV, it does not have traction control - a safety feature which is now standard on the rival HSV ute.

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    Ford GT

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    Yes, please! This is the full production of Ford's supercar and the spiritual successor to the legendary, Le Mans-conquering GT40. In fact, the new car looks a lot like the GT40, which won at Le Mans four times during the '60s. But they're completely different cars, and this one's longer and taller than the original.

    The mid-engined modern GT packs a 5.4-litre supercharged all-alloy V8. Maximum torque is a thumping 410kW and maximum torque's an earth-rotating 678Nm. Those figures are right up there with those from the 7.0-litre engine in the 1966 and '67 Le Mans-winning cars.

    Like the GT40, the Ford GT's doors are cut into its roof and there's a "ducktail" spoiler on the back.

    The chassis is an aluminium spaceframe, and the panels are aluminium and carbon fibre.

    Inside, there are ventilated seats and the instrument layout of the original car. Modern creature comforts include AM/FM stereo with CD player, driver and passenger front airbags, power mirrors and windows, air conditioning and remote keyless entry.

    The bad news is that the car was engineerd for left-hand-drive only, and Ford will build only 1500 a year. The really bad news is that Ford Australia has no plans to bring any of them here.

    The GT is the highlight of Ford's Sydney motor show stand, along with a production version of the FPV F6 Typhoon ... which you will be able to buy here.

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  2. kaldurak

    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    Ford needs to sell their Australian line in the US so badly.
     
  4. havox

    havox in southeast asia we'd call this kind of thing.. b

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    any bigger pics? :x:
     
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    WOW they need to bring that to the US.
     
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    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    I'd even buy it if it was named the Ford Groundhog.
     
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    this typhoon
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    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    Fuck it. As soon as I can afford it, I'm moving to Aus. and buying way badass cars for the rest of my life.
     
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    EVERYTIME these cars are posted, it just pisses me off even more that they don't. :mad:
     
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    Looks like the Subaru Legacy.
     
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    That car is hot...and we will never see it :rant:
     
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    looks :cool: nice specs too

    the APS stage 3 kit will make it godlike
     
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    turbo turbo turbo turbo turbo turbo
     
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    woof :eek3:

    I would rock that. Beef up the fuel, FMIC and ECU and turn that turbo up to 18-22lbs and nguyen!
     
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    Ford sux for giving the Aussies all the good shit and giving us crap in the sports sedan dept. Bring it over here ASSHOLES! :madfawk:
     
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    I saw a three initial name and 'Typhoon' in the thread title, I was hoping this was about boxy AWD turbocharged SUVs form the early 90s.
     
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    SycoPhant Get out my way

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    And shipping them back to me!!!
     

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