In 2011, FPV presented the GT “Black” at the Sydney Motor Show. The car featured not only a fresh look but wheels and suspension changes. The car that went on sale unfortunately was reduced to a simple blacked out paint job and a new matte black strip kit. It wasn’t until the R-Spec arrived a year later that the concept changes started to appear. In 2012 FPV released codename “Panther”, a new track-focused “GT R-Spec”, using the current “GT” with its 335 kW (449 hp)/570 Nm. (420 lbf⋅ft) supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, in so doing creating Australia’s fastest accelerating production car. Although rated at 335 kW (449 hp), actual engine outputs were closer to 420 kW (563 hp), with many production models running up 330 kW (443 hp) at the rear wheels when dyno tested. This “R-Spec” also ended up being a louder car than the regular GT and GT-P despite no changes to that effect. The R-Spec split public and owners on not only looks but the package as well. For the first and only time Ford/FPV produced a car with major changes in drive and handling. Many existing FPV owners were quick to downplay what was quite a good package which significantly improved drive and performance.
Now available for sale is this stunning 2012 FG FPV R-Spec GT. This FPV has only travelled 25,493 kilometres and has had only two owners and was delivered through Chadstone Ford in Melbourne, Victoria. In total, 175 units were built painted Silhouette black with red accents and a “C” stripe down each side, echoing the 2012 Ford Mustang “302 Boss” Laguna Seca. Kinetic blue, Vixen and Winter white were the other colours available to order, featuring black accents and stripe package instead. Having just been recently ceramic coated the black paint work is in beautiful condition. The exhaust has been upgraded to an “X-Force” system and adds the perfect rumble. This example is fitted with a six-speed manual transmission. Still retaining its original logbooks, compendium, both keys and includes personalised New South Wales issued number plates “12RSPC” The build number being 300. Other extras included are a personalised one-off framed artwork, dash matt and car cover. This FPV is a must for any Ford collector and is now available for inspection by appointment only at our Kogarah facility.