2021 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction

2007 Ford FPV F6 Typhoon Sedan (Build No. 293)



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Engine In-line 6-cylinder, 3984cc
Gearbox 6-speed automatic
Body Work Sedan
Colour Ego Charcoal
Interior Charcoal
Trim Leather
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Discs


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Following Prodrive’s purchase of Tickford Vehicle Engineering, Ford Australia formed a new high-performance division in partnership with the English firm in 2002.  Branded Ford Performance Vehicles, the original BA series model range was all based on the existing XR8 but the facelifted BA Mark II introduced at the end of 2004 saw a forced-induction alternative emerge in the form of the F6 Typhoon, based on the XR6 Turbo.  Powered by the impressive ‘Barra’ 4.0 in-line six, the original F6 developed 270 kW (362 bhp) at 5250 rpm with 550 Nm (406 lb/ft) of torque at 2000-4250rpm and was initially sold with the Tremec T56 six-speed manual gearbox.  Lacking body stripes and with a smaller rear wing, the Typhoon was an altogether more discrete package than the GT/GT-P and came with 18-inch alloys as standard, while four pot Brembos were an expensive option.  When Ford released the BF in 2005 a number of changes were introduced to the F6 including a more aggressive body kit, 19-inch alloy wheels, six-piston Brembo brakes became standard and a ZF six-speed automatic transmission was offered as an option.  Further upgrades came with the BF MkII announced late in 2006, including redesigned alloy wheels and fog lights.  In this guise the car was award Motor magazine’s Performance Car of the Year for 2006 and more recent tests have described the car as a modern classic.  A match for the contemporary HSV Clubsport, many pundits argued the F6 Typhoon had a chassis able to rival some of the vastly more expensive German super saloons like BMW’s M5 and the Barra’s well-known tuning potential meant extracting serious horsepower was both easy and relatively affordable.  With HSV values surging in recent years, the FPV looks great value and the F6 Typhoon is certain to become increasingly collectible in years to come.