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Old 02-09-2004, 05:48   #1 (permalink)
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MOTOR March 04

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Source: MOTOR Magazine - March 2004. Author: Dean Evans

FPV UPS THE TURBO POWER TO RIP INTO HSV WITH EXTRA BOOST AND SIX SPEEDS.

Prepare for a new era of performance,when FPV's F6 Typhoon hits. The higher performance version of the XR6 Turbo will be unveiled at this months Melb Motor Show, and will go on sale later in the year in BA11 form.
FPV's F6 Typhoon will complte FPV's trio of high performance alongside GT and pursuit ute.
F6 Typhoon {clumsily named because its 'forced' six cylinder} proves the effecitivness and effeciency of the 4.0 litre twin cam six. It takes very little to unleash more power,and though final specs were to be announced at the show,its easy to hazard a few educated guesses:like a free flowing exhaust,mild boost increase and a much more prominent silver alloy intercooler that'll immediatley identify it as a turbo- somewhat lacking on XR6T with its black intercooler and tiny rear turbo badge.
Figure on power of around 280kw,more torque and with the availiblity of boxes from tremec {manual} and Jaguar {auto}, dont be suprised to see six speed versions of each.
FPV Boss David Flint offered; "We beleive the F6 Typhoon will further strengthen our position as technical leaders in the tribal high performance market. It will demonstrate our commitment to providing a family of cars that offers a total performance package."
That also gives cles its not just engine tuning,but also tuned suspension,drooping lower over exclusive 18-inch alloys.
Braking too is improved as part of the package,along with new front bar design,side and rear skirts and a stylised rear wing.
This is the beggining of a new era for FPV,Says Flint.Hinting at more to come,"We beleive the F6 Typhoon is the next step in delevering that promise-but its certainly not the last."
That could be a subtle clue about the upcoming FPV Territory Turbo.Neither Ford nor FPV is saying anything,but on October 1 2003, Ford officially registered the name Hurricane 4x4,so there is pretty much only one conclusion to draw.
Just one rquest ,Mr Flint: lose the redundent and silly 'F6'- Typhoon is tuff enough.

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Old 02-09-2004, 05:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: MOTOR March 04

Also for the all ute Auto test times are....

XR8 SS XR6T

0-100 7.05 6.76 6.53

0-400m 14.93 14.70 14.62
@160.5kmh @160.5kmh @161.6kmh
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Old 02-09-2004, 06:35   #3 (permalink)
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I wonder if GM will have anything to say about Ford using the name Typhoon....

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Spend some money on the V8's please Dave
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At least they will have something more impressive in the Territory range, hopefully the six speed manual will reach this as well.

Good to hear.
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I like the name...and the sound of it all. 280 is pretty much what we have come to expect it would come out with so there wouldn't be any surprises there, new gearboxes would be a must. Unlike that journo...I like the F6 part of the name. And Hurricane is good for the Territory, however I still would have preferred Raptor.

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well this has been expected for a while, but very interesting none the less. Good to see the tremac *almost* confirmed, ive been hanging for that one

wonder what the pricing will be like

/me sits back and waits patiently...
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That's great news... Good to see FPV expanding and catering for a different market, although my favourite line is this:

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If FPV are gonna have a 280 kw six they had better do somthing with the XR8 & GTs or there gonna look pretty silly ! The XR6T is already nipping at the heels of them while costing a lot less, so the XR8s & GTs better get a power hike to keep them in line or Ford are gonna find them self in a bit of bother trying to sell slower, heaver, and dearer, V8s I can feel a big marketing stuffup coming on, and we all know how good Ford are at that dont we?
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