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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:56 pm 
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Haven't seen it posted yet ... Nice win condisering last time they got booted out due to their dodgy clutch?
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Ford Performance Vehicles has won the 2006 Australian Performance Car of the Year award from MOTOR Magazine.
The latest BF model FPV F6 Typhoon has finished first in the opening round of MOTOR Magazine's revised Performance Car of the Year award, topping a Ford trifecta ahead of its Falcon XR6 Turbo siblings.

The turbo-charged F6 Typhoon scored 350 points from a total of 400 to be judged the best Australian-built performance car by MOTOR's leading journalists and current V8 Supercar driver, Warren Luff.

"When FPV was established we promised to stretch the boundaries of the Australian high-performance car market," said David Flint, Managing Director of Ford Performance Vehicles.

"The F6 Typhoon has certainly created a new niche in the Australian high-performance car segment and provided our business with the foundations for even greater success in the future.

"It is an honour to be recognised by Australia's leading performance car magazine, MOTOR, as producing the best locally-built high-performance car. It is even more pleasing to be leading a trifecta of turbo-charged Ford vehicles."

MOTOR Magazine editor Jesse Taylor said "FPV's F6 Typhoon is equally at home on the road or getting belted around a race track. It does it all well and really is a complete package. That's why it wins the title of Australian Performance Car of the Year."

"Now that FPV's Typhoon has won the Aussie round of PCOTY, it receives an automatic entry to the Grand Final testing where it'll do battle with the best performance cars in the world."

Not only has FPV kick-started the year in winning style with the Australian Performance Car of the Year, it has recorded the best start to a year in the showrooms with record sales in January and February resulting in a 44 per cent increase year to date over 2005.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:59 pm 
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Yeah i read some of that article at work in motor about a month or so ago. The falcons ALL came in the top 5. (to what i remember).
Cant wait to see it up against the euro bangers, see how high it goes.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:10 pm 
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Don't forget that the XR6 Turbo manual placed 2nd and the XR6 Turbo auto placed 3rd.

Not a Holden or HSV in sight. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:42 pm 
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the Holden V8's came ahead of the Ford V8's though :(

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:06 pm 
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Don't forget that the XR6 Turbo manual placed 2nd and the XR6 Turbo auto placed 3rd.


Would you think that the auto and manual typhoons would take 1st and 2nd then? ANd the tornado maybe in 3rd above teh XR6Ts? Or when they say car does it mean sedan...

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:00 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
downingj wrote:
Don't forget that the XR6 Turbo manual placed 2nd and the XR6 Turbo auto placed 3rd.


Would you think that the auto and manual typhoons would take 1st and 2nd then? ANd the tornado maybe in 3rd above teh XR6Ts? Or when they say car does it mean sedan...


I know they've ran utes in Bang For Your Bucks, not sure about PCOTY though???

If they tested an auto and manual Typhoon, then yeah, I guess it would have taken 1st and 2nd...

While both the auto and manual XR6T's are essentially XR6T's, they did say that they were different animals.

They could have had a manual Clubsport and an auto Clubsport, but it probably would have fared WORSE for the bodykitted Holdens...
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