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Old 01-02-2004, 23:12   #1 (permalink)
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Limited Edition Fairmont Ghia Turbo

Ford Australia announced today of the limited edition Fairmont Ghia Turbo. With total build numbers of 200, with 150 avalible with the new ZF 6 speed automatic transmission and the remaining 50 avalible with a new 6 speed manual transmission. The new transmissions offering additional ratios, lower NVH, better fuel economy, lower weight and better performance.

Finished in Phantom Purple, the Ghia Turbo comes fitted with 18" wheels and a matching interior with special leather seats with dark purple inserts simular to the Fairlane G220 seating. All models will come standard with the XR premium brakes and four channel ABS and a short 3.7 ratio LSD.

The cars also recive a improvement to NVH with a special new low noise exaust, 15 kg of noise dampening material applied throughout the car to bring levels inline with european sedans. Also the cars pilot the new Ford corrosion protection system, meeting european standards of corrosion proofing to the underbody and exterior.

The most noteable change however is the addition of the 4.0L DOHC 24 valve turbo six cylinder engine previously found on the XR6 Turbo cars. Providing 252Kw of power, via the new exaust and some minor retuning providing exclusive power levels in a australian made luxury sedan.

Apart from the new wheels and paint, the car retains its premium image with no additional body kit or badging. Unconfirmed sticker price is expected to just slide in under the luxury tax threshold, at $57,008. It also appears that the Fairmont Ghia Turbo is not avalible to fleet buyers or avalible with special discounts.

Ford also announced a pilot export program to the UK, providing only 25 Fairmont Ghia Turbos to UK ford dealers and full Ford UK support. Demand at this stage is uncertian, but a press car has been provided from the 25 to encourage interest.
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Oh my god, what a dream car! Considering how rare and optioned this hybrid beast would be, you could almost consider the $57k an investment (we'll that's how I'd justify it) assuming you can get onto the waiting list!
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They would sell out within 3 days I predict. The ultimate in performance and style. Aimed solely at the professional who still loves a bit of class and power.
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Great idea, especially if it had no 'kit' on the outside.
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whoa... this sounds awesome... where did u source this info??? and whats with the what if title... is this only a concept??? and if the Ghia turbo has been beefed up to 252kw with the new trannys does that mean the next model XR6T 252kw as well??? i hope so!!! good times ahead for sure!!!! yeee haaa its good to be a falcon nut!!!
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Croikey, and people wonder how the V10 thing took off so quickly!

Would be nice though!
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WTF does it only come in that ugly ass purple?
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WTF does it only come in that ugly ass purple?
Probably because the creator of the concept (Phido) likes the colour...
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Old 01-03-2004, 14:05   #9 (permalink)
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This is not actually a Ford press release, I just pulled it out of my imagination. However its a beliveable idea, maybe it might happen.

I was just wondering how would be the correct way to release the Turbo option on the Ghia. Instead of just another option box, a limited edition to bring it to market. I like Phantom, and I like the idea of using some XR colours on say a Ghia, when they get a XR engine. Exclusive power levels also ensure the entire concept isn't just a effort in marketing.

It would also be a nice way of introducing the new transmissions.
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Old 01-03-2004, 14:23   #10 (permalink)
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Phido, you could have turned this into another V10 drama :s6:

Anyhow, it would be a good thing and I still predict that they would sell out in a few days.

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