lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
hp @ 6500 rpm
hp per liter
Press Release) Ford Performance
Vehicles (FPV) has today set a new benchmark in executive styling
with the release of the all-new GT E, the pinnacle of the V8 powered
Powered by the upgraded 5.4-litre Boss V8 engine, the GT E produces
a massive 315kW of power at 6500 rpm and 551Nm of torque at 4750
The new GT E features the ZF six-speed high-torque automatic
transmission with Sequential Sports Shift as standard and boasts a
fuel economy figure of 14L/100km.
The GT E receives performance 355 x 32mm cross-drilled and
ventilated front rotors with Brembo 6-piston calipers and 330 x 28mm
cross-drilled and ventilated rear rotors with Brembo 4-piston
caliper as standard.
“The Premium Brake Package delivers FPV a competitive advantage over
our direct competitor as they do not offer 6-piston brakes across
their range,” Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett
“The GT E is a combination of luxury V8 and executive racer. It’s
for those who want the power and sound of a high-performance vehicle
without the overt styling and bright colours.”
“The elegant and
luxurious styling of the GT E differentiates the vehicle from its GT
siblings," Barrett said.
“As opposed to the overtly sporty GT, the GT E is more subtle, with
striking chrome accents and a refined lip spoiler replacing the
bright colours, hood and side striping and large rear wings found on
the other models."
The upper radiator and lower bumper grille mesh are finished in
black chrome, while the front driving lamps are highlighted with a
high chrome bezel and complemented by full body coloured bumpers.
The new FPV badge takes centre stage on both the front and rear of
the vehicle and the new GT E badge features on the rear and side
The unique 19-inch wheel design was custom matched to the GT E’s
premium Brembo brake package and the Alpine Silver alloy finish
completes an understated yet stylish exterior package.
The GT E is available in a subtle exterior colour palette of nine
colours - Winter White, Silhouette, Lightning Strike, Velvet*,
Sensation, Steel, Ego, Seduce and Silk.
Inside the cabin, the GT E features luxury FPV seats in shadow
leather with the GT E logo embossed on the headrests. Regency red
leather seats are available as a no cost option.
Unique to the GT E, the interior environment is charcoal and
receives a dark walnut woodgrain finish on the dashboard as well as
The interior is packed with features to ensure a premium driving
experience, including a sports leather steering wheel with cruise
control and audio mounted switches, dual zone temperature control
air conditioning, front and rear power windows and memory adjustable
pedals with alloy pedal controls.
Sports performance maintains ride
The Boss 315 engine
gives the GT E flexibility through the gears, and consequently
drivers will notice that from a standing start the vehicle feels
lighter and more responsive, and picks up better at a lower
The FPV performance independent double wish bone front suspension
and performance control independent rear suspension teamed up with
the new Sachs mono-shock damper provides the perfect balance between
a firm, dynamic sports performance feel and maintaining the ride
comfort while cruising.
Safety is standard in the GT E
The GT E is equipped
with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and side curtain airbags, both
of which are now standard across the entire FPV range.
In addition, the GT E also features a reverse parking camera and
reverse sensing system as standard.
Other safety features include Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD),
and 4-channel Anti lock Braking System (ABS), driver and passenger
airbags and Beltminder technology for both the driver and passenger.
The GT E is protected by a remote alarm and FPV’s ID Datadot
The recommended retail price for the GT E is $76,990^ and will go on
sale nationally from June 2nd 2008.