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FPV's Blacked-Out, Supercharged 5.0-liter Mustang GT

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On: Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 9:18AM | By: Chris Weiss

FPV's Blacked-Out, Supercharged 5.0-liter Mustang GT

The Australian International Motor Show is typically just a tad too far 'down under' to play out like a Geneva or Paris in terms of scores of awesome concepts, supercars and new production models. But don't think there's no hot, new hardware coming out of Melbourne. The show is going on now, and to prove that there are some exciting dream cars on our favorite island continent, Ford Australia's tuning arm, Ford Performance Vehicles, debuted a fully black Mustang that it calls its "first-ever concept car."

FPV didn't disappoint with its first concept. The vehicle is based around the supercharged 5.0-liter Boss V-8. Performance-oriented upgrades include track-tuned suspension, performance brake package, high-flow stainless steel twin exhaust with four black tips, and black, 19-inch, lightweight, one-piece forged alloy rims inside Dunlop SP Sportmaxx GT tires.

You don't even have to know all about those tunes to know that this concept is bad to the core. FPV paints the car in a dark Silhouette paint and adds black treatment like the wheels and a matte-finish stripe that runs on the hood, sides, rear wing and rear diffuser. FPV uses adjectives like "sinister" and "menacing" to describe the look, and we'd call those descriptors spot on.

The black theme is present in the cockpit as well, where black leather trim and an all-black dash are found.

It doesn't look like FPV plans to push this car past concept stage, as General Manager Rob Barrett said: "That's what this concept car is about—we wanted to demonstrate the possibilities, explore the future and gauge public opinion to assist us with the evolution of FPV product."

It sounds like the company likes the idea of the black theme, though, as Barrett said: "The black-on-black treatment looks spectacular and it really changes the look of the car, so I'll be very interested to hear what FPV enthusiasts think."

I can't imagine many enthusiasts disagreeing.



DipStick | 12:31PM (Fri, Jul 8, 2011)

4 door looks bad ass!


dwalter | 2:47PM (Fri, Jul 8, 2011)

Woah, 4 doors! ...and it definitely has that Australian look - like the Vauxhall Monaro.

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