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FPV family gets a new Edition

The last time FPV brought out a limited edition model - this time last year- it looked back to the late seventies and revived the Cobra badge for a limited run of 500 striped sedans and utes.

The $65K Cobra GT sold out in just two days, and several entrepreneurial owners put them up for sale shortly afterwards for almost double the price. Which makes FPV’s new 200-strong limited release sedans a valuable proposition, even if it is celebrating only five years instead of 30.

The FPV 5th Anniversary Limited Edition, like the Cobra, is essentially a GT-P V8 with extra tattoos and bigger biceps.

Two inks are available: silver or black, to mirror the new stand-alone FPV logo that launched just this year when the FG Falcon was born. The paintwork is broken up with contrasting stripes and a big anniversary sticker on its back end.

Footwear is unique, wearing a new set of intricate 19-inch rims surrounding the GT-P’s premium Brembo brake package of 330 x 28mm drilled and vented rotors (six-piston 355x32mm on the front, four-piston 330x28mm on the rear).

And inside, the 5th anniversary logo is stamped on the seatbacks and floor mats, while the dash wears an FPV badge displaying its build number. The choice of manual or automatic is up to the buyer.

Unlike the Cobra, the 5th Anniversary edition does not boost power or performance, but it also does not boost the price: FPV claim $9600 worth of goodies for your $71,890, which is a $5,300 premium over a standard GT. And unlike the latter, your dollar will be returned two-fold.


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