Red hot and rum­bling

This top-of-the-line Fal­con is bound to soar, writes Stu­art Martin

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

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.

Value

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.

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