Ford will produce a GT model for the final time this year.
Ford will produce a GT model for the final time this year.

Last hurrah for the Ford GT

SAY farewell to a legend.

A limited release of 500 Ford Performance Vehicles GT sedans will be produced for Australia this year.

They will wear an "F" to signify the final time the GT will be in showrooms.

Sitting alongside the sedan will be a FPV ute, of which the only 120 will be made.

Ford says the GT F will boast the superior handling capabilities of the acclaimed GT R-spec, featuring the same significantly recalibrated suspension package, to deliver racetrack-inspired handling and better traction.

No mechanical details have been released, but expect even more power from the current 335kW and 570Nm supercharged 5.0-litre V8.

Alloy wheels will be shod with 275/35 R19 Dunlop Sports Maxx tyres for maximum grip, while an automatically enabled launch control feature will tailor torque delivery to ensure performance is optimised and drive quality uncompromised on typical road surfaces.

Putting the anchors on the GT F will be Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes.

When it comes to the styling, Ford has promised some cues to the past (which explains the '70s inspired stripes) yet it will remain typically bold and muscular.

"We knew we had to celebrate an icon so some of the visual design cues can trace their heritage back to the Ford GTs of the 1970s," designer Nick Eterovic said.

"There is a true sense of history and celebration with this car but we wanted to make sure that we retained the most exciting elements of the current FPV range, while modernising the design and adding fresh elements to the GT F."

The GT F will be available in five colours from the Ford palette: white, blue, black, orange and dark grey. Matte black stripes are standard across all colours, plus a performance white option on blue only and metallic gold available on black. Silver stripe options will be available on dark grey and black.

The interior will have darker tones, partial leather sports seats and highlights on the interior trim.

A high series audio and centre console, usually a premium offering of the GT E, has been included as has a new gear knob cover and dash spear while a GT F-branded build number complete the interior changes.

The new look Pursuit Ute, set to be powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine, which produces 315kW of power and 545Nm of torque, will also feature the design cues of the GT F including the unique stripe package.

The Pursuit Ute will feature a GT front bar, F6 side skirts and GT wheels and will be available in the same colour palette and stripe package options as the GT F.


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