Red hot and rumbling
This top-of-the-line Falcon is bound to soar, writes Stuart Martin
VICIOUS, not feral, but furious, potent and unrelenting. It might have been called a Coyote when it first arrived, but the supercharged V8 now rumbling beneath the bulging hood of the FPV GT-P is more panther or lion — sorry Holden and Peugeot.
It is, says Ford, the most powerful GT in the history of the company’s most famous Australian-made model and it sounds like it.
THE GT-P is second to the GT-E for price by $1000, starting at $81,540. Some say it’s a lot of money for a Falcon. Others look at the performance and think it’s a decent features list.
It includes dual-zone climate control, iPod integration for the 6CD subwoofer-equipped sound system, Bluetooth phone link, parking sensors, rear camera, power-adjustable driver’s seat, carpet floor mats, alloy-covered pedals, power windows, power mirrors and anti-dazzle mirrors.
But satellite navigation is on the options list — a bit rich on an $80,000 car.
Power on tap: thanks to a supercharged V8.