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FPV GT ‘351’ last hurrah for FPV, most powerful Falcon ever

March 22, 2014

The rumours are circulating once again around the idea of a new Ford FPV GT 351 hitting the market. It’s believed such an edition will help give FPV, which shuts down later this year, a proper send off.

Ford FPV GT-P burnout

According to a Drive report, FPV is preparing a special edition FPV GT 351. It’s expected to come with a number of unique features including special badges, build numbers, and styling tweaks.

Under the bonnet, instead of the ‘351’ relating to cubic-inches like in the classic Falcon GTs, 351 will apparently stand for the power output of the engine.

In its current most powerful state the FPV GT is propelled by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 producing 335kW and 570Nm. With 351kW on tap it should have a better chance of keeping up with the 430kW HSV GTS.

If the rumours are true the special edition could hit the market during the middle of this year. Just 500 units are set to be up for grabs.

For Ford fans this couldn’t come at a better time. With sales dwindling and not much happening in the Falcon showroom at the moment, an exciting limited edition could certainly spice things up before the new Ford Falcon arrives later this year. As previously reported, the new Falcon will revive the XR8 nameplate.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • BrianDH

    Great to see Ford may do such a thing – rumour or not I hope it happens. It will be very interesting, if true, as it is beyond any reasonable doubt that the current V8 pumps out 375kws so I wonder what effect it will have now to have the ‘official’ 335kws ratcheted up to 351?!! More to do with marketing of the all important final GT methinks. If true a good 390kws is better than nothing for a send-off the proper way. I’ve been a Ford man for decades ’til recently – now I’m just sad for them both. VF GTS is still the one to buy and hold and enjoy your life with – the Falc can’t possibly rise to the occasion here unfortunately. 351kws would be quite a noble effort by Ford but, by any objective standard, completely outclassed by GTS. Buy one while you can!

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