We can safely add one more vehicle to the list of Australian cars we wish we could buy in the United States, but can’t. This 2012 FPV GT Boss 335 R Spec FG MKII, a tuned Ford Performance Vehicles version of the Falcon sedan, is powered by a supercharged 5.0L Coyote V8 while also featuring a host of go-fast upgrades.
If the words “Coyote”, “V8”, and “sedan” used in the same sentence don’t get you excited, maybe this will: the 2012 FPV Boss 335 GT R Spec is one of the most powerful Australian cars ever made. FoMoCo shipped the 5.0L Coyote V8 from the United States to Australia, where a Harrop supercharger was added.
The resulting car speaks for itself: 335 kW (449 horsepower), a 0-100km/h (0-62 mph) time of just under five seconds, and a full performance suspension system. And all that, while also providing seating for five.
Though it was available with a manual, this particular car has a ZF six-speed sequential SportShift automatic gearbox that is said to be specially-tuned to handle the power. The only real downside there is that the transmission cuts power briefly during shifts, which can interrupt important activities like sideways slides and burnouts.
Just like the FPV GT-F 351 that we showed you over the weekend, this FPV GT Boss 335 is the last of its kind. Ford Performance Vehicles made 350 units of the car for its final year in production, only 75 of which were made in the black and red color scheme you see here. Making this car even more special are the signatures from Canadian-Australian racing driver Allan Moffat and Australian pro driver Mark Winterbottom on the sun visors.
If, while reading all that, you had the idea that this beastly Ford sedan is not cheap, you’d be right. The FPV GT Boss 335 is up for sale right now with a price tag of $117,000 Australian, which adds up to around $83,200 USD, at today’s exchange rate. Exclusivity has a price, as they say.
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As I said with the last that was shown this would make a great sedan Galaxy GT in this case BOSS 302 Galaxy in America. Let’s hope something like this shows up in the future with the 4 door Mustang
Supercharging a Coyote only yields 449 horsepower? Hardly seems worth the investment or the time…
I live in Australia and own one of these cars, been into fords all my life in fact. The horsepower ratings quoted by Ford for these cars is just a joke they actually put out more than a supercharged LS3 when dynoed. Also they are not a Coyote as such, the motors are imported in component form from US and completely modified by FPV (Ford Performance Vehicles) the performance arm for Ford Australia. They have different rods, pistons, heads and numerous other mods which they won’t tell about.
These motors are known as the Miami V8 and the computers have a special over boost function which allows them to put 560 hp for about 20 seconds, on top of this the cars are fitted with a special launch control function.
They have been timed by several motoring authorities over here and have achieved quarter mile times of 12.6 at 189 kmh and 0 to 100 kmh in 4.5 seconds.
Regards Ken Graham.
These GT’s are held back from factory. They indeed have more power than holdens equivalent even held back, youtube wheels dyno challenge fpv v hsv. The camparo between them doing quarter mile runs is hardly fair. The Holden has effectively slicks with tyres costing $750 each which they come out with from factory. I put equivalent tyres on my gt 335 and ran a flat 12 sec quarter mile, untuned. I have always been a holden man until the last v8 ford. I have to give credit were credit is due and was happy to change when learning how much more Australian ford is than holden.