Editor on P Plates
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Express Publications, Sydney.
FPV - What else is on the Slate?
We've all been so fixated on the GT, perhaps we should start wondering what else is coming from FPV in the future?
FPV is basically Tickford with more resources, and has the brief of going head-to-head with HSV (something Tickford couldn't really do power wise with the old Windsor 5.0).
So we've got the following models.....
GT = Clubsport
GT-P = Clubsport R8 (my guess)
Pursuit = Maloo
GT-HO = GTS (yes, I know, but it'll come for SURE, and remember GTS is 100 car limited edition only)
So we've still got to find a competitor for the Senator, Grange and (when GM's HFV6 arrives in 2004) XU6.
Monaro - or if you insist, Coupe - is a thorny problem. Mustang is obvious competitor, but current Stang is a bit of a dinosaur now (FOX platform dates back to 79), and I think Falcon Coupe is a dead issue to everyone but the Hiller brothers & AEC.
Now obviously when new Fairlane comes out next year you'll get a Grange competitor from that, and a Boss290 powered luxury Fairmont Ghia based car for Senator would be sweet....
Also, I'd imagine that Raptor/R7 will get the FPV treatment as well since its based on Falcon platform (be vewwwwwwy qwiet, we're hunting Cayenne's.....hehehehehe).
We know Uncle Geoff and Happy Jack read these forums, so what do we think would a good direction for them to go in? What would we like to see?
And please, there are already threads about 2 missing guages and black-out bulges and shakers, so don't post comments about those thing here - got to the threads already boring us with that!
I'd like constructive comments and opinions on what - OTHER - FPV product we'd be seriously interested in seeing to compete with HSV.
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