Last hurrah for GT

Sam Jeremic
The West Australian
Last hurrah for GT
Ford Performance Vehicles’ GT-F is the last of the line.

Ford has finally revealed its last ever Falcon GT and the iconic Australian muscle car looks to be getting a fitting send-off with the GT-F.

Of course, few revheads will have the chance of getting their mitts on the GT-F (the F stands for "final"); as previously reported, Ford Performance Vehicles will make only 500 units of the sedan, plus 50 special Pursuit utes.

We already knew it would pack 351kW but Ford has revealed it will offer an engine overboost function to deliver an extra 15 per cent of power.

FPV chief program engineer Peter de Leur said the GT-F 351's power curve has been tweaked to deliver a unique feel to the car's performance.

"This is delivered in every gear above 4000 rpm, other than first gear," Mr de Leur said.

"When we started this program, we had an opportunity to look at a performance increase for the engine, so we developed a strategy around the calibration that allowed for a performance upgrade without affecting the all-round driveability of the car."

Rear camber bolts can be adjusted on the rear suspension should you want to take your GT-F to the track.

Also revealed at the car's launch was its distinctive appearance.

A "black out" panel extends over the bonnet, roof and rear deck lid, paying homage to Falcon GTs of a bygone era, while also helping to distinguish it are gloss black accents, grilles, door handles, mirrors and more.

"GT Orange" also is prominent, appearing on the car's 351 badging, instrument dials, seat stitching and build number.

The Pursuit Ute has the same supercharged V8 engine but producing 315kW.

The cars have proved popular, with few still available.