Re: 320Kw FPV Turbo
Guys, be real. There is more to a GT (or for that matter a GTS) than power. It is easy to just wind up the wick and make them accelerate better. Look at the basic difference between a GT and a XR8, 30kw only, and the rest.....
Brakes, suspension, wheels, interior fitout, quality of manufacture as well as the body kit goodies.
The GT is designed to go fast, stop fast and be a well balanced yet comfortable sports saloon. The GT in not a NASTY BEAST like the GTs of old.I am reasionably confident that the majority of posters have never even sat in a Phase 3 let alone driven one for a long distance. And those who have:- Would you really like to drive one accross the country or in peak hour traffic every day. (I KNOW that some of you would but then some people buy Volvos, everyone is different)
FPV may or may not make a T6. If they do I doubt it will be more powerful than the V8. Simple marketing. FPV & Ford know what is selling. Turbos are selling like hot cakes partly because the go quite well but mostly because they are CHEAP. The T6 is the SV8 of the Falcon range.
Before you turbo fans spew at me just think for a second. How many Turbos have you seen with Prem Brakes, Color Stereo, Satnav, Leather, Factory 18s (with spare), side airbags, reversing gizmo, momo wheel or shifter, sunroof etc.
Most (and I have a slight inside line on this info) Turbos are totally unoptioned (except for paint) with steel spare. Absolute minimum price.
Those that are optioned are usually the stereo and occasionally leather.
More than that is a rare car indeed.
On the other hand MOST of the GTs, GT-Ps and Pursuits have lots of options.
So really, who is going to buy this $60k (a T6 with leather, brakes, airbags & alarm etc is $55,600) car instead of the V8. Not the T6 market, not the V8 market, maybe a new as yet untapped Premium Turbo customer.
Here is wisdom.
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the BEAST:
for it is the number of a F6 Typhoon; and its number is 0217.