The first-ever ‘concept car’ from Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) was unveiled at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne . Specifically, the car in question is an all-black GT-based FPV concept, which sports a number of special bespoke features and design treatments.
This one-off concept car is finished in Silhouette black paintwork, with a nique matt finish stripe package on the bonnet, rear wing and bodysides, a paint treatment that is also carried over to the rear diffuser.
Up front, large brake ducts are incorporated into the modified front fascia, black framing has been used to enhance the rear light graphics treatment. Also, the vehicle carries a unique black GT badging. Rounding off the menacing look are the black 19-inch lightweight one-piece forged alloy rims,, shod with special Dunlop SP Sportmaxx GT tires.
Under the hood we find a supercharged Boss 5.0-litre V8 engine. In addition, the suspension has been track-tuned and the full stainless steel high-flow twin exhaust system is finished with quad black tips.
Also, the stopping power is provided by a braking system that includes larger six-piston brake calipers up front and four-piston brake calipers at the rear, which are also both finished in black.
Moving on to the interior, the concept continues the dark exterior theme, with black leather trim and an all-black dash treatment that includes the interior command centre (ICC).
“Taking our iconic FPV GT, we have put together a package of performance and design enhancements to demonstrate what could be done by FPV in the future,” Ford Performance Vehicles, General Manager, Rod Barrett said. “That’s what this concept car is about – we wanted to demonstrate the possibilities, explore the future and gauge public opinion to assist us with the evolution of FPV product.”