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FPV Announces Supercharged V8 Engine

Jay Williams - 02/September/2010

FPV Coyote Engine
FPV Coyote Engine

FPV Coyote Engine

Australia - Ford has announced a new range of supercharged V8 engines for its FPV range.

Set to launch in early October, the new FPV GS and GT model ranges will both be powered by all-new lightweight 5.0-litre supercharged Ford V8 engines producing 315kW and 335kW of power respectively.

Both engines are more powerful, more fuel efficient and cleaner than any engines previously offered by FPV.

Developed locally by Prodrive in a $40 million program, the new FPV engines are based on the ‘Coyote’ Ford V8 first introduced in the American Ford Mustang at the beginning of this year.

Prodrive Asia-Pacific Managing Director Bryan Mears said, "The new supercharged V8 engine program represents FPV's biggest-ever investment in the Australian market, and has been the most extensive and exhaustive development program we've ever undertaken."

"The outcome is phenomenal … these engines are brilliantly responsive, their performance is sensational, and they will take our next generation of FPV models to a level that’s simply unmatched by anyone else."

The new supercharged engine is a first ever for FPV, the new V8 has an all-aluminium design with double overhead cams and 32 valves configuration, and is fully EuroIV compliant.

The new Coyote engine is also 47kg lighter than the current 5.4-litre Boss 315kW engine – the weight savings also enhance the handling performance of FPV’s new GS and GT ranges.

The base of the new FPV V8 engine is imported from America in component form and each one is hand-assembled locally by FPV, utilising extensive Australian-made componentry.

Prodrive Managing Director, Bryan Mears said "It’s important to emphasise just how Australian these engines are."

"Although the basis of the engine is imported, all the components utilised in the supercharged configuration are locally sourced, and the engines are completely hand-made by the team at FPV in Melbourne."

Heart of the Australian engine specification is a Harrop Engineering-developed supercharger utilising Eaton TVS technology.
FPV will offer customers two engine specifications when the new GS and GT ranges go on sale in October.

Specifications

GS-spec engine:
Power: 315kW at 5750rpm
Torque: 545Nm at 2000 to 5500rpm

Official fuel consumption and emissions figures*:
GS Manual Sedan – 13.6 l/100km, 324 g/km CO2
GS Auto Sedan – 13.7 l/100km, 325 g/km CO2
GS Manual Ute - 14.0 l/100km, 333 g/km CO2
GS Auto Ute - 14.2l/100km, 335 g/km CO2

GT-spec engine:
Power: 335kW at 5750-6000rpm
Torque: 570Nm at 2200 & 5500rpm.

Official fuel consumption and emissions figures*:
GT/GTP Manual Sedan -13.6 l/100km, 324 g/km CO2
GT/GTP/GTE Auto Sedan -13.7 l/100km, 325 g/km CO2

* Combined cycle; tested to ADR81/02

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