FAST Ford: 1100+hp 8-second street car

In Drag, Video by fullboost

Regarded as one of the best performance sedans ever sold in Australia, the Ford Performance Vehicles or FPV F6, was essentially a factory upgraded Ford XR6 out of the box.

Making 420hp and peak torque at a touch under 2000rpm, the turbocharged 4L six cylinder provided fantastic acceleration.

Nem’s 2008 example shown here is nothing short of remarkable. In stock trim the car ran 12.34 at 115mph. Over the past 5 years the times have tumbled to the point where this street car is simply too fast for the track, making over 1100hp to the tyres on north of 40 pounds of boost. Impressively the F6 still retains an OEM 6spd auto and IRS suspension.

Nem’s recently drove the car to Calder Park but due to not holding a current ANDRA safety ticket, the Ford was only able to perform one pass, but he sure made it count.

2008 FPV F6 Turbo
Ford Barra 4L turbo six engine
Rebuilt engine by owner, Mark Dino and Quickbitz
Factory cylinder head and cams, valve springs only
Manley pistons and conrods
Precision 8285 turbocharger @ 40+psi boost
ETM exhaust manifold, stock intake manifold
Quickbitz fuel system (pump E85)
AMS 1000 boost control supplied & fitted by Quickbitz
Nizpro stage 3 ZF 6spd auto transmission, Circle D stall converter
Factory IRS rear end, Driveshaft shop 1400hp axles
M&H 275/50/17 street radials
Power: 857kW / 1150hp @ Quickbitz hub Dyno
Best ET: 8.902 157.89 pump E85 fuel at Calder Park, Australia
Race weight: 1909kg / 4220Ib
Driven to and from the track

Special thanks to:
Mark Dino for all your help, Nizpro, Quickbitz, Bluestreak Performance, Custom Engines Melbourne, PSIDUP Motorsport, Poolwerx Glen Waverley & Burwood