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  • RIP FPV - Ford Performance Vehicles Close The Doors

    Ford Performance Vehicles has shut its doors after putting the finishing touches on more than 100,000 cars - including 12,000 Falcon GTs - over the past 21 years.

    THE HIGHLIGHTS

    1991: Tickford is formed to do the engineering and final assembly of performance Falcons, LPG conversions and other accessories. And a limited edition Capri convertible.

    1998: The awkwardly-styled AU Falcon is launched, Tickford’s business picks up as buyers embrace the better looking XR6 and XR8 sports models.

    1999: Ford Tickford Experience dealer network is established.

    2000: In response to the reborn Holden Monaro, Ford imports about 400 Mustangs and Tickford converts them to right-hand-drive for Australia.

    2002: Prodrive buys out Tickford and the Ford Performance Vehicles brand is created.

    2002: Ford brings XR6 and XR8 production inhouse and online at Broadmeadows, leaving FPV with only the high-performance turbo and V8 models.

    2010: The most powerful Falcon GT of all time is released. Despite a $40 million investment in the supercharged V8, it doesn’t meet sales expectations, selling at less than half the rate of the equivalent Holden Special Vehicles model.

    December 17, 2012: The last Falcon GT ‘R-Spec’ is finished by hand at FPV - 350 were built, but the last customer car to leave the premises was build number 305, a red manual sedan, that was waiting for a rear bumper bar to be fitted.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/n...-1226538571657

    Pinched from another forum.
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  • #2
    linky no worky.

    Will be interesting to see whether Ford takes over production directly.

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    • #3
      here is a working link

      FPV Builds Last Hot Falcon As Independent Manufacturer

      Sad to see another Australian based company / tuning house go.
      Originally posted by polonY
      Don't worry about shitting people off. Unless you ride a ninja 250 or a cbr250rrrrrr

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      • #4
        Makes sense to me, less middle men and double handling should make production and hence retail pricing cheaper. Look at every other brand associated hot house in the world; BMW M division, Audi RS, Merc AMG etc are all part of the main company just branded as hero vehicles.

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        • #5
          ^^ that.

          FPV / Prodrive just sold back to ford because they weren't profitable.


          IMHO they should just scrap building complete cars and just offer factory warranty supported tuning/bodykits etc.
          “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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          • #6
            ^^ ws3s.
            such comment
            wow
            many post

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            • #7
              This may still effect ford them self in a massive way.

              Will also throw holden/hsv either 2 ways....... It will really benefit them or go tits up just like fpv.

              Either way its sad to see a aussie performance car manufacturer go down the pan fpv hsv rivalry is great i think.
              2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale
              2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R x2
              2012 KAWASAKI ZX6R SUPERSTOCK RACE BIKE (Alive Again!)
              2009 YAMAHA R6 SUPERSPORT TRACK/RACE BIKE
              2008 HONDA CBR1000RR SUPERBIKE TRACK/RACE BIKE
              2012 KAWASAKI NINJA 250 PRODUCTION RACE BIKE

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              • #8
                the dutch disease, too much reliance on resources which has made our currency expensive. mining goes up, manufacturing goes down unfortunately all our eggs are in one basket..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GIXXEN View Post
                  Either way its sad to see a aussie performance car manufacturer go down the pan fpv hsv rivalry is great i think.
                  Bet your happy with your F6 purchase now, huh?
                  What year is yours?

                  Iv got a BF mk2 F6... Lovely car!

                  Shame though... Agree with what you said. Even just for the rivalry and the benefit of this for the consumer.
                  Wonder what will happen with used pricing in the short term?

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                  • #10
                    FPV will still exist, it's just being moved in house.

                    I'll wager most of the (two dozen?) employees will be able to find jobs at Broadmedows.
                    Originally posted by Desmo
                    Why be a cunt about it?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dirty32 View Post
                      Bet your happy with your F6 purchase now, huh?
                      What year is yours?

                      Iv got a BF mk2 F6... Lovely car!

                      Shame though... Agree with what you said. Even just for the rivalry and the benefit of this for the consumer.
                      Wonder what will happen with used pricing in the short term?
                      Its late 2010 FG

                      very happy lol
                      2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale
                      2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R x2
                      2012 KAWASAKI ZX6R SUPERSTOCK RACE BIKE (Alive Again!)
                      2009 YAMAHA R6 SUPERSPORT TRACK/RACE BIKE
                      2008 HONDA CBR1000RR SUPERBIKE TRACK/RACE BIKE
                      2012 KAWASAKI NINJA 250 PRODUCTION RACE BIKE

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