In the States, we’re familiar with Ford’s Boss Mustang. But in Australia, there’s a new Boss in town as the new Falcon GT Boss 335 lineup has just been revealed.
The heart of FPV’s new Falcon GT models is a supercharged version of Ford’s 5.0-liter V-8 seen in the Mustang GT in the States. It was specially developed in Australia by Prodrive. Thanks to the added supercharger, power output has been boosted to 450 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, increases of 28 and 20, respectively. According to FPV, this makes the GT lineup its most powerful vehicles and marks the first use of a supercharger in the history of the brand.
“The new engine is amazing, its all-round performance frankly sets a benchmark for Australian-made cars, and the exciting thing is that it has been developed here, for our cars,” said FPV general manager Rod Barrett in a prepared statement. “FPV’s customers certainly won’t be disappointed by the performance of the new GT range, or in the way the cars drive, and they have real presence with the new graphics package.”
Although the engine remains unchanged throughout the lineup, GT variants range from mild to wild. At the lower end of the spectrum is the GT model, which features the basics of the Falcon with an upgraded brake kit and a wild graphics package. The new brakes are 13-inch Brembo units with four-piston calipers front and rear to ensure the GT stops as well as it goes. A hockey-stick graphics package that adds a stripe running from the top of the front fender to the rear fender, large rear spoiler, and new, dark-tinted, 19-inch wheels also help to give the car road presence.
The next step up from the GT is the even wilder GT-P, which means GT performance. The GT-P is nearly identical to the standard GT save for one crucial feature: the brakes. FPV upgraded the brakes on the GT, but takes them one step further with the GT-P by slightly increasing the size of the rear brakes (still roughly 13 inches, but 328 mm to 330 mm) and replacing the four-piston front calipers with six-piston units. The same hockey-stick graphics and rear wing are found on the GT-P, but with a unique set of 19-inch wheels.
FPV’s new range-topping model is the GT-E, which takes all of the upgrades found on the GT-P and adds a touch of elegance. The graphics package is gone as is the large rear spoiler, which has been replaced by a subtle lip spoiler, and the front fascia is all body color. FPV also adds a little bit of chrome window and grille trim. The sporty 19-inch wheels have also been replaced by elegant 10-spoke, 19-inch wheels. Of course the interior features a few more amenities as well including eight-way power seats, an upgraded sound system, walnut trim, and full-leather seating.
All three Flacon GT models are available to order in Australia now and come with your choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. They each feature electronically controlled butterfly valves in the exhaust to let the new supercharged V-8 truly roar.