Ford Australia Bids Farewell to Falcon with GT F 351

Ford Australia Bids Farewell to Falcon with GT F 351

Ford is bidding farewell to its Australian performance tuning arm with a limited edition muscle sedan.

The American automaker has unveiled the Falcon GT F 351, powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with 471 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque making it the most powerful road car Ford Performance Vehicles has ever made. The “F” in GT F 351 stands for “Final” and features the improved suspension from the R-Spec model and Brembo brakes.

“Our goal was to create the best vehicle we could; a vehicle that pays respect to Ford GTs of old yet celebrates all that is good about Ford’s performance credentials,” FPV Chief Program Engineer Peter de Leur said.

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The GT F 351 will be limited to just 500 units for Australia while an additional 50 more will be heading to New Zealand. The special GT F features a blacked-out hood and black stripes over the hood and sides along with gloss black accents around the headlights, door handles and mirrors.

This isn’t the final Falcon model since Ford’s production won’t end in Australia until 2016 but is the final model from Ford Performance Vehicles.

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GALLERY: Ford Falcon GT F 351


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