Yep, you can tick all the boxes. Everything is here that will make your heart race, your drive exciting and the envy of many. The fantastic new FPV GT E is a stylish muscle car that can pounce at the prod of the driver’s right foot.
What I like about the FPV GT E is that, in this form, it is an FPV that’s got a nice touch of luxury feel throughout the car while boasting all the street credibility and chassis prowess to be a really mean machine on the tarmac. You could say that the swooping exterior lines are a little less overtly “boy racerish”. The lines are cleaner, simpler and a little more elegant than the out and out, “in your face’ GT and GT-P versions.
Powered by the upgraded 5.4-litre Boss V8 engine, the FPV GT E produces a whopping 315 kW of power at 6,500 rpm. Twist is very forceful at a very high 551Nm at 4,750 rpm. With all this power under the hood, the new FPV GT E features 355 x 32mm cross-drilled and ventilated front rotors with Brembo 6-piston callipers and 330 x 28mm cross-drilled and ventilated rear rotors with Brembo 4-piston callipers as standard stopping power. The GT E also features the technologically advanced ZF 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Sports Shift, which tailors its performance to your individual driving style. The shifts are smooth, silent and efficient. The big sounding V8 has new camshaft timing, a new profile that gives higher lift and extended duration, a twin-plate throttle body (which improves volumetric efficiency and reduces pressure loss through the induction system), a new upper intake manifold plenum chamber for optimised air flow, a new high-flow “straight-through” twin exhaust system and new stainless steel exhaust manifolds which maximize power-train sound quality and minimize back pressure. The new FPV GT E also boasts a fuel economy figure of 14L/100km.
Inside the interior, you can sit back and relax. The full leather seats, dark walnut wood-grain finish and a superb premium audio sound system make are a start, and they make for a pleasing cabin ambience. Relax too in the fact that this FPV GTE is superbly safe. Driver and front passenger airbags, curtain airbags plus front seat side thorax airbags come as standard items. The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Beltminder technology, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and reverse sensing system (including a reverse parking camera) are standard Active safety features. The complete package is incredibly good value for money.
If in these times of economic recession the quick luxury Euro models look a little expensive, you could have the FPV GT E for a fraction of the price and with all the impressive performance that matches, if not betters the Euro rivals – not to mention Holden.
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