The performance segment of Ford is scheduled to roll out a version of the Falcon GT considered as the fastest of its kind of all time. The Falcon GT codenamed Panther though will not take the place of the GTHO.
The Panther will sport a supercharged V-8 that is capable of giving out 449 horsepower and a torque of 420 lb-ft. Although it will have the same output as before, the new version of the Falcon GT will be able to accelerate faster because of wider tires and tweaked suspension.
The carmaker has not announced the official performance numbers yet but earlier reports say that an internal testing conducted before revealed that it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. The official unveiling of the new version of the Falcon GT will happen during the upcoming auto show in Sydney this October.
There are also a loud buzz that the Falcon XR8 that was dropped in June 2010. If ever the XR8 will resurface, it might replace the more affordable FPV GS. Insiders say though that the XR8, if revived, will reappear by next year the soonest. The details about the engine are also all speculations at the moment. The V8 that was used for the GS might have to go through a higher standard of reliability if it will be carrying the badge of the V8.
There are also rumors that Ford Australia might take the helm of the Ford Performance Vehicles although there has not been a confirmation yet from the car manufacturer. British company Prodrive has 51% stake of FPV while Ford holds 49%. Ford Australia clarified that it is looking into their relationship with FPV but is not yet ready to make any announcements about any details.
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