View Full Version : 2006 Ford F6 Tornado

05-06-2005, 09:58 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.americancarfans.com/news/2050506.006/2050506.006.1L.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.americancarfans.com/news/2050506.006/2050506.006.Mini3L.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.americancarfans.com/news/2050506.006/2050506.006.Mini4L.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>6 270 Turbo engine with 270kW of power and 550Nm of torque<p>Ford Performance Vehicles has this week commenced production of its latest high-performance machine – the turbo-charged F6 Tornado ute.<p>The F6 Tornado is powered by the awesome F6 270 Turbo engine with 270kW of power and 550Nm of torque – the highest torque output of any Australian production engine.<p>It will open the door to a new wave of high-performance customers as the entry ticket into the FPV range, available exclusively with the new close-ratio Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission, with a recommended retail price of $51,950 excluding dealer delivery and statutory charges.<p>“The F6 Tornado is a natural extension to the F6 Typhoon and fits perfectly into the FPV range of high-tech performance vehicles,” said David Flint, Managing Director of Ford Performance Vehicles.<p>“Like all our vehicles, it offers an unparalleled driving experience and bang for your buck. It is an exceptional vehicle that combines the exhilarating performance and comfort of a sports sedan with the flexibility to carry larger loads in the tray.”<p>The F6 Tornado is easily identified as a sibling to the F6 Typhoon sedan as it carries the same exterior design cues, including exclusive gun metal highlights in the sports front bumper, high-tech chrome grille mesh, F6 badge in the upper air intake, sports side skirts and aggressive 18-inch double five-spoke alloy wheels with shadow black rims.<p>While the spacious Supercab is only made for two, the driver and passenger do not miss out on any of the luxury items featured in the F6 Typhoon. The F6 Tornado has sports seats with suede-like bolsters, exclusive Technik fabric trim, silver stitching and FPV logos embroidered in the head rests. The dash features the exclusive FPV instrument panel, starter button and individually-numbered build plaque, while the audio system consists of a 100-Watt six-disc CD player with six speakers. Dual stage front airbags, air conditioning and power windows are also standard features.<p>Like the F6 Typhoon, the F6 Tornado has the new twin pod sports instrument gauges mounted on the top of the Interior Command Centre, displaying oil pressure and turbo boost pressure.<p>Under the bonnet, the F6 270 Turbo delivers 270Kw of power at 5250 rpm and its peak torque of 550Nm is delivered at just 2000 rpm and remains constant through to 4250 rpm. The F6 270 Turbo is based on the award-winning turbo charged and intercooled 4.0-litre in-line six cylinder engine from the Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo. The increase in power and torque is a result of a number of exclusive modifications, including a larger twelve-core front-mounted silver intercooler, dual-entry ram airbox, oil cooler and unique engine management calibration. The sum of these modifications has not only increased power and torque but lifted the peak turbo boost pressure by 50 percent to 0.64bar.<p>Linking the F6 Turbo 270 to the rear wheels is the new FPV-developed version of the Tremec T56 close-ratio six speed manual transmission with a 240mm twin-plate clutch from AP Racing in the United Kingdom. The clutch has been extensively re-engineered due to the necessity to fit a number of revised parts to maximise long-term durability and reliability. The gearbox features exclusive ratios, tailored to the specific characteristics of the engine and with overdrive ratios that are useable within Australian highway speed limits.<p>To ensure the gearbox was comfortable to use in everyday driving conditions without compromising the performance nature of the F6 Tornado, FPV has included a host of features to enhance the quality of the shift mechanism, including double synchromesh on all forward gears, linear bearings on the shift rail and a direct linkage shifter.<p>The gearbox has a single synchromesh on reverse gear as well as an electronic lock out to prevent reverse from being selected at above 5km/h.<p>FPV engineers have also incorporated an audible shift alert function to optimise acceleration by alerting the driver that the engine is approaching the electronic rev limiter.<p>The F6 Tornado has a limited slip rear differential with a 3.73:1 final drive ratio, while the handling is taken care of by an FPV-tuned double-wishbone front suspension, sports rear end and 245/40 ZR 18 Dunlop SP9000 tyres.<p>The F6 Tornado comes equipped with a high-performance braking package that consists of twin-grooved 325mm ventilated front discs and 303mm solid rear discs with twin-pot front calipers and single-pot rear calipers. The outstanding Brembo package, which includes cross-drilled and ventilated 355mm front rotors and 330mm rear rotors with four-pot calipers on all corners, is available as an option for a recommended retail price of $5950.00. Both packages also have a three-channel anti-skid braking system.<p>The F6 Tornado has a soft tonneau cover with the FPV logo as standard equipment while an alloy sports bar or lockable hard tonneau cover are available as options.<p>All F6 customers receive a range of exclusive FPV owner benefits, including a leather-bound compendium with a certificate of authenticity, a range of gifts, subscription to FPV’s Blueprint magazine and a full-day performance driver training course. FPV is the only manufacturer to offer a tailor-made driver education programme with every new vehicle purchased.<p>Ford Performance Vehicles will recommence production and deliveries of the F6 Typhoon sedan this month following an extensive engineering and validation program to revise the specifications of the exclusive AP Racing twin-plate clutch.

05-07-2005, 04:50 AM
About time they released this! I still think they should have put the premium inside in it!

against the wall
05-07-2005, 07:19 AM
how come this car is right hand drive and in the picture of the guy driving the car he seems 2 be driving it on the left side.

05-07-2005, 10:07 AM
Looks hot, i like it! But whne i saw it i wondered Hwy did Holden named their car Ford?? UNtil i saw the steering wheel with the Ford emblem...

05-07-2005, 11:35 AM

05-07-2005, 10:58 PM
I sat in the Sedan version at last years Australian Motor Show... Great car... BUT i prefer the Holder Commodore Utes and the HSV versions of them... alot sleeker... not fat lookin like this...<p>Ive also been in me friends dads company car... its the XR6T... that thing is crazy which means this version would be crazier

05-08-2005, 12:51 PM
hello elcamino..<p>it's hot. sorta

05-08-2005, 09:20 PM
that is a BADASS ute. I would drive that in aheartbeat. Bring it on, Ford.

05-09-2005, 04:49 AM
reminds me of the Sierra based pickup Ford Uk sold for a while

05-09-2005, 05:16 AM
Anyone else think its just weird looking? I'm not familiar with this car so I don't know what its based off of but it looks like they put a pickup bed on the back of a coupe...which is werid. It would probably look nice as an actual coupe though.

05-09-2005, 03:44 PM
front lights kinda look like the new suburu umm i forgot the name but the suburu haha

05-09-2005, 05:38 PM
This ute is based on the Ford Falcon, which is available in SEDAN, WAGON and UTE:<p><IMG SRC="http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/CarContent/Polk/400/7rpfalfd.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/CarContent/Polk/400/7jhfalfd.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.hoon.tk/featurecar/images/ba15.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And there is the Territory which is the SUV based on the Falcon<p>There are no coupe bodies of these cars.

05-09-2005, 08:15 PM
What's the difference between this car and the Ford Typhoon released a couple of years back?

05-09-2005, 08:28 PM
F6 Typhoon and GT Sedan, and also F6 Tornado and Pursuit utes is not from Ford brand. It's From FPV (Ford Performance Vehicles) which is the only brand as Australian made performance vehicles from Ford (Like holden's HSV). Soon we'll see FPV version on Fairlane and maybe Terriory 4wd.<p>Here's website of FPV:<p><A HREF="http://www.fpv.com.au" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fpv.com.au</A>/<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 2:35 PM 5/10/2005</i>

05-10-2005, 04:33 PM
Ahh yeah remember now FPV... but I didn't understand, F6 Typhoon is Ford and F6 Tornado is FPV? I didn't understand, sorry...

05-10-2005, 06:56 PM
F6 Typhoon and F6 Tornado is from ford but those cars are special performance cars which is FPV. Normal falcons put in Ford Showrooms but all High performance Ford cars such as GT, GT-P, Pursuit and F6 range are putting in FPV showrooms, there are only few showrooms in new south wales. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
05-10-2005, 11:04 PM
I'm so confused. Ford and FPV aren't separate brands are they? FPV is merely just a hardcore division of Ford right? And our showrooms have both FPV and Ford.

05-10-2005, 11:17 PM
For sure they not separate, but i might be wrong. They have much FPV dealerships in Australia (According to FPV website). I thought that ford will do the same as holden with HSV.

05-11-2005, 12:33 AM
Most Ford showrooms will have FPV models on display. There is only one totally FPV dealer, in melbourne.<p>- The F6 Typhoon is the sedan<br>- The F6 Tornado is the ute

05-11-2005, 06:53 PM
Ah I see, Thanks Geary!

05-12-2005, 05:14 AM
Yep. You will find FPV models in all major cities, and towns with a substancial amout of people.<br>There is a fair few of them now...so not all Ford dealers have the FPV arm.<p>Its weird that FPV models still wear the Ford badge on the front and back, whereas HSV models have NO Holden badges?

05-17-2005, 05:53 AM
If i was to buy a hardcore sports ute... this would be it... I am very partial to FPV's, and Fords as a matter of fact. I learnt to drive in a Ford... They are good fun, nothing like the ones in america or europe though... they're better, but i have to say that dont i! Coz im an Aussie through and through! Go Ambrose!

05-19-2005, 04:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bentleyboy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Go Ambrose!</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>I have a feeling we will get along then!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>You will have to help me try and convince all these Ford haters that Ford rox!!! LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Good on ya man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

05-19-2005, 06:41 PM
Sounds Good to me mate! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>For some reason though I dont appreciate Holdens...<p>Ford and Holden hold a special place in Australian car History - even if you dont drive them you usually go for one or the other!<p>Why does Ambrose want to drive NASCAR's? We will be up s**t creek without a paddle without him. Oh well. GO FORD!

05-20-2005, 04:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bentleyboy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>For some reason though I dont appreciate Holdens...<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Even more reason for us to get along, LOL!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

05-22-2005, 05:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You will have to help me try and convince all these Ford haters that Ford rox!!! LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>If were talking about australian Fords, I'll help. If were talking about USA Fords then they're just a crapheap of trash.

05-23-2005, 12:29 AM
Well i hate Ford and Holden... hehe... BUT i like Holden Commodore Utes (All versions includin HSV) coz theyre slim... and i like Fords XRs and FPV sedans.... the utes look fat and that rear is gettin OLD... i was hoping they woulda changed it when they brought the BA out... BUT no...<p>BTW i got the lastest Wheels Magazine<p>Well they compared this FPV Tornado (52grand) wit the HSV Maloo R8 (62grand)... the test cars fa the mag. had extra feature.... Ud think they compare it wit the Maloo which is 54grand... <p>i'll just post some things I think u should know.<p>Tornado is powered by a 4L Turbo Inline 6.... Wit 270kW and 550Nm (weights 1827Kg)<br>Maloo R8 is powered by a 6L V8... Wit 297kW and 530Nm (weights 1646Kg)<p>0-100Km/h.... Tornado (6.7secs) Maloo R8 (6.1secs)<br>0-400metres.... Tornado (14.8secs at 158Km/h) Maloo R8 (14.2secs at 165Km/h)<p>The Mags. Verdict..... Tornado 3.5/5 and Maloo 4/5<br>

05-23-2005, 05:09 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpio14</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>BTW i got the lastest Wheels Magazine<p>Well they compared this FPV Tornado (52grand) wit the HSV Maloo R8 (62grand)... the test cars fa the mag. had extra feature.... Ud think they compare it wit the Maloo which is 54grand... <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>They have been doing some poor material latley...i mean they compair all the wrong cars, but its kool! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

07-23-2005, 04:09 PM
holdens not gonna be happy! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

07-24-2005, 12:28 AM
The last time i read about FPVs they were outselling HSVs. But this doesnt include the LWB HSVs.<p>They also finally re-compaired the F6 Typhoon (MOTOR) and say its still a great car!!! YAH

07-24-2005, 12:56 PM
IMO it looks like ford got desperate and compied the elcomino. I dont lik it that much.

07-24-2005, 01:13 PM
Scorpio14:You said that the Ford Ute's look fat and the rear end is getting OLD??!!I have to dissagree there mate,what you call "fat" i call "more masculine".As for the Ford rear end looking old:the Ford Ute's end looks great,much better than the Holden and also are you forgetting that Holden has been using the same rear-ends to its Utes and Wagons for over 10 years now??!!!Ford changed it with the AU and it still looks great,and is a much younger design than the six-feet-under Holden designs!!<br>Go Aussie! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

07-24-2005, 03:01 PM
If Ford were smart they'd bring this to States.

07-24-2005, 04:04 PM
Well everythin u said there is most likely right, personally i dont like Ford or Holdens. <p>I guess i was tryin to say is that i like the sleekness of the Commorode and HSV utes rather then the masculine falcon look. BUT when it comes to the sedans thats a different story as i like the a Falcon XRs and FPVs as the beefy look suits the sedan body.... well thats my opinion anywayz<p>

07-24-2005, 08:51 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Toxic</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">IMO it looks like ford got desperate and compied the elcomino. I dont lik it that much.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well not really desperate...<p>Ford Australia was doing really badly until a few years ago. Say year 2000. Then they have improved incredibly. their designs are amongst the nicest in the world now, I'd dare to say, and sales seem to have reflected that. In fact, holden had their everlasting struggle clearly won a couple of years ago. Now they no longer have many arguments to compete with Ford.<p>Ford are doing very well, and I'm glad. They are excelent cars. Shame on Ford USA, they should learn. But Ford Oz isn't desperate, it's just that the market for this type of car down there in Oz is broadening.

07-24-2005, 10:46 PM
Nonetheless in limited numbers it could work as a super hauler. Kinda like SSR only more practical.

07-25-2005, 06:53 AM
Aussie Utes are as a huge part of the Australian traditition as V8 Supercars.It's not about looking for a reason or asking "why would they do that".They just do,and they look really cool.Its just one of those culture things ya know..I grew up in Australia and its just one of those things you need to experience guys.Many people in Europe used to find the American fascination with big SUV's and big pick-up trucks very wierd and un-realistic.And what do you know,SUV's are all the Europeans talk about nowadays!Get my point?<br>As for what Toxic said about this being a copy of the El Camino:it's like saying the Ford Focus is a copy of the Toyota Corolla because they are both hatchbacks..totally wrong.And further more the Australian Ute has been around for as long as the El Camino

07-26-2005, 11:28 AM
Actually Ford prodused the Ranchero starting in 1957 and Chevrolet produced the El Camino starting in 1959 ... so that would mean Chevrolet copied Ford.