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Old 08-02-2004, 01:12   #1 (permalink)
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BA MkII - Six Appeal to Boost FPV Range

Ford Performance Vehicles will introduce a high-tech new six-speed manual transmission to its line up when it launches the BA MkII range, including the exciting turbo-charged F6 Typhoon, in October.

Scheduled to be unveiled at the Sydney Motor Show on October 7, the final production version of the FPV F6 Typhoon will showcase the introduction of the new close-ratio Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission.

The six-speed manual gearbox will also become standard equipment in the updated MkII FPV GT, GT-P and Pursuit, all of which are powered by the high-tech quad cam Boss 290 – the only V8 engine to be built in Australia.

All Boss V8-powered FPV models will be available with the current four-speed automatic with sequential shift function as an option while the F6 Typhoon will be launched exclusively with the new six-speed manual transmission. The F6 Typhoon will be powered by a turbo-charged high-performance version of the 4.0-litre DOHC in-line six cylinder with 270kW of power and 550Nm of torque – the highest torque output of any Australian production engine.

“The introduction of a six-speed manual gearbox to the FPV lineup is the next phase in the evolution of our high-performance range,” says David Flint, Managing Director of Ford Performance Vehicles.

“It will enhance the driving enjoyment of our vehicles and provide improvements in a number of areas, including acceleration.”

FPV will release final details of its MkII lineup at the Sydney Motor Show on October 7.
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Thats what I like to hear......6 sp
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Nice, give it a year or so after that an it'll be available across the range hopefully.
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Good to see they get a 6-speed manual, and that the F6 will most likely be a hit for FPV- but havw they really done enough to be a front runner against HSV?

Wonder if the GT's/pursuits get a diff ratio change?
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Good stuff. Great to hear. I wonder why they won't release the Typhoon with the auto? I'm guessing they will mate a completely new auto to the Typhoon when they release it. Can anyone say 6 speed ZF?
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Good stuff. Great to hear. I wonder why they won't release the Typhoon with the auto? I'm guessing they will mate a completely new auto to the Typhoon when they release it. Can anyone say 6 speed ZF?
I like your style of thinking, let's wait in hope hey.
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It will be quite interesting to see if the trans/diff changes to the GT/GT-P make much difference
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I like the sound of Close Ratio 6 Speed better, has to be better than the GMH Moonshoot gearbox.
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The t56 is a double overdrive design, so its still only got 3 gears then its 1:1 ratio, same as a t5, so how is that really going to improve 1/4 mile times? Or can someone correct me (fingers crossed)?
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Lower final drive is the good news. Only hope the new 6 Auto isnt too long away. I wont be buying the 4 auto knowing the 6 is coming.
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