Official: Ford Australia Debuts SHO-Slaying FPV F6 E


Ford Australia has just officially launched its high-performance 2010 FPV F6 E; a car with even more punch under the hood that the new 2010 SHO.

But how can that be? The SHO uses a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 to make 365hp.

Well, the Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) version of the Australian-market F6 E saloon out muscles the SHO with a 4.0-liter turbocharged straight-six making no less than 415hp and 417 ft-lbs of torque.

The conservatively styled sedan is aimed at attracting buyers of European luxury/performance sedans (a la Audi S4 and BMW M5). It’s main competitor, however, is the Holden Commodore SS, sold in the U.K. as the Vauxhall VXR8 and in North America as the Pontiac G8 GXP.

Along with a nicely styled interior the FPV F6 E gets a big set of wheels and tires and some massive Brembo brakes. Full details aren’t yet available but this four-door Australian muscle car is expected to hit 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.



[Source: Top Gear]


jp says:

this is a re styled version of the fpv f6 with similar if not the same times as the already widely available model which has the more out there styling in terms fo the fog light patches and rear spoiler. One of the main rivals are the commodore ss or pontiac g8, this car is however the next step up again (albeit it is not a v8) and competes more directly with the HSV clubsport and GTS which are the cars re badged for the european market as vxr8.

These are a truly awesome car for the money. $65k aus will get you brand new…. will let you do the conversion to $US

lukas says:

this was the car (when the ba phoons and xr6ts came out) that made me make the switch from red lion to blue oval 🙂 never looked back: