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Old 09-18-2005, 01:32   #1 (permalink)
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As the price of petrol soars and the cost of running a V8 goes to new heights, it must be time for FPV to consider down specking the cars they sell to include sixes and fours.
An upgraded six with the FPV treatment seems like a good idea, with a bit more power over the standard Barra 182, with body kit and suspension.
Also a Focus FPV with some rally cred from the factory team coming soon.
Times running out. 15 to 20 L/100k's isn't acceptable anymore.
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Old 09-18-2005, 03:05   #2 (permalink)
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fuel is cheaper now then it was 15 years ago .dont let me stop you from buying a 4 cylinder the more clowns that panic about fuel prices the more cheap v8s i can buy.
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mate i will not eat but i will pay for fuel at whatever cost might be! period!
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Old 09-19-2005, 19:52   #4 (permalink)
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yeh there is no point further diluting the FPV brand and street cred etc with just an upgraded 6 over the barra to save petrol money.. I mean the kind of people who shell out $60K+ for these cars wont care about an extra $20-30 in fuel a week.

the focus concept could be a go'er, assuming it was at least competitive with the WRX's, STi's, EVO's, VW R32's out there etc etc..
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As the price of petrol soars and the cost of running a V8 goes to new heights, it must be time for FPV to consider down specking the cars they sell to include sixes and fours.
An upgraded six with the FPV treatment seems like a good idea, with a bit more power over the standard Barra 182, with body kit and suspension.
Also a Focus FPV with some rally cred from the factory team coming soon.
Times running out. 15 to 20 L/100k's isn't acceptable anymore.
Any thoughts?

What do you think a FPV Typhoon / Tornado is !!!!!!!!
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:04   #6 (permalink)
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Re: FPV new models

Was just thinking though, why should FPV have to limit itself to producing Large high performance cars. Surely there must be someone at Ford with enough foresight to see that the large car segment is shrinking and no one is producing a car equal to a GT or Typhoon in the smaller car segment. The market is there to be had and theres not even any discussion. The last Focus ST170 was a good start, but seemed poorly marketed.
Maybe it should of been the first FPV four.
Can see that the market for a Gt or Typhoon may not be to worried about fuel consumption, although it was a major question put to a couple of guys from FPV at the Xr FPV club of Vic. Seems not all owners can afford the high running costs.
And it may prevent people buying FPV at all.
Does it really downgrade the top product like a GT even if it really is a high performance car?
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Old 09-20-2005, 04:35   #7 (permalink)
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They have had record sales the last few months so why would they change. The 6 speed auto will bring a good improvement in fuel economy too. The Focus ST has a good chance of being the first FPV 4 cylinder, even though it is really a 5 cylinder turbo from Volvo, with around 160kw.
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Dont worry about the focus ST, I want the new Focus RS. AWD and 350HP V6
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Dont worry about the focus ST, I want the new Focus RS. AWD and 350HP V6
I don't know where you got your info from but its going to use a boosted version of the turbo 5 from the Volvo S60R. Has around 220kw.
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I don't know where you got your info from but its going to use a boosted version of the turbo 5 from the Volvo S60R. Has around 220kw.
Just about every international car mag.
One quote from sports car international says "the new RS will be powered by an ultra compact turbocharged inline 6 mounted transversely in front with all wheel drive to put down as much as 350 horsepower"
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