Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) F6 Tornado Ute
Years 2006
Base Price $42,296
Drivetrain Front / Rear
Engine 4.0L Turbocharged v 6
Power 362hp (270.1kW) @ 5000 rpm
407lb-ft (549.5Nm) @ 4250 rpm

Overview

The F6 Tornado

Turbo-charged, intercooled, twin overhead cam 4-litre engine, the F6 Tornado unleashes 550Nm of torque. The new F6 19" pewter-accent alloy wheels are standard, while the sinister 19" Dark Argent alloy wheels with machined outer rims are optional. Your choice of 6 speed close ratio manual or no cost optional ZF 6 speed high torque automatic. FPV cross drilled front Brembo brakes and Traction Control are standard. The F6 Tornado also features an FPV soft tonneau cover and the option of an alloy Sports Bar. Also available is an optional hard tonneau with FPV 3 pillar rear spoiler or combination hard tonneau and Sports Bar. The F6 grille design proudly displays the purposeful turbo intercooler, while the F6 Tornado supercab features contoured F6 Sports seats and an interior command centre featuring TFT screen, Prestige 6 stack CD system, plus FPV sports gauges for turbo boost and oil pressure. Optional is a Premium sound system and dual zone climate control with large TFT colour screen.

Engine & Transmission

The F6 270 Turbo. A 4-litre turbo-charged, intercooled, 24-valve double overhead cam six. The highest torque output of any production six ever built in Australia and one of the most powerful in the world. Through partnership with Prodrive and their mastery of turbo technology across F1 and World Rally, the development of our high performance turbo-charged FPV will change performance cars forever. We created an engine with dramatically improved cooling and induction. The 50% larger (than the XR6 turbo) air-to-air intercooler and dual air intake system significantly reduces intake pressure into the turbo's compressor - allowing it to work more efficiently...and effectively.

The result. A fully engineered performance-driven power generator. Armed with double overhead camshafts and 4-valve aluminum cylinder heads, the F6 270 Turbo produces its maximum power of 270kW at 5250 rpm. However, the real story is torque. All 550Nm is on tap from just 2000 rpm and remaining constant all the way through to 4250 rpm.

At time of launch, the highest torque output of any production engine ever built in Australia. Even more staggering is the engine's ability to produce 80% of its maximum torque at 1500 rpm and over 98% at 1750 rpm. Total Performance meets the turbo.

Brakes

The power to stop is just as important as the power to go, so FPV engineers have developed a range of Brembo brake packages that will stop you in your tracks. Brembos are the brand of choice for Formula 1, Ferrari, Porsche, AMG and Champ Car teams.

Performance Brakes

Up front, huge 355mm x 32mm cross drilled and slotted front rotors with Brembo 4 piston calipers and 328mm x 26mm cross drilled rear rotors with red single piston calipers and are standard on F6 Tornado.

Premium Brakes

For the ultimate in stopping power, the FPV Premium brake package, which consists of 355mm × 32mm cross drilled and slotted front rotors with Brembo 6 piston calipers and 330mm × 28mm cross drilled rear rotors with single piston rear calipers, are standard on Super Pursuit and optional on F6 Tornado and Pursuit.

Brembo brakes are amongst the best brake packages in the world and are another example of FPV's commitment to Total Performance.

Safety & Security

At FPV, we believe that safety is a major part of Total Performance. As such, all FPVs are monitored by Ford's advanced intelligent safety system. This Ford-designed high-tech software activates appropriate responses to potentially harmful road, traffic and driver situations.

The system co-ordinates the release and synchronisation of dual-stage front driver and passenger airbags and front seat belt pre-tensioners to maximise driver and passenger protection in the event of a mishap. FPV's stringent safety measures also include superior braking and handling together with ABS and traction control, now available on all FPV models. The safest car, of course, is the car that helps you avoid an accident in the first place.

Source: Ford Performance Vehicles Australia

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