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    FJ

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    FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by FJ on Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:07 am


    FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!





    Tuesday, December 9, 2008




    Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has dominated the 2008 New Zealand Autocar Car of the Year Awards.

    FPV's new F6 ran away a clear winner in the Performance Car of the
    Year category, as well as the headline Car of the Year award.

    In the Car of the Year category, the FPV F6 won by a record margin, beating all other entrants by 20 points.

    "For the F6 to take out both categories is just incredible!" FPV's General Manager Rod Barrett said.

    "This further illustrates the F6 is the ultimate driver's car - a
    fantastic combination of performance and dynamics. It's a testament to
    the team here in Campbellfield that worked so hard on this project," he
    added.

    Editor of New Zealand Autocar Paul Owen validated Barrett's sentiments;

    "The F6 was the most memorable drive of 2008," he said.

    "During the testing every single judge got out of the F6 with a huge grin on their face. It won hands down. "

    "You've made a car that will continue to define bang-for buck for many years to come," Owen added.

    The F6 is powered by the high performance 4.0 litre turbo-charged
    DOHC 24 valve in-line six, producing maximum power of 310kW at 5500 rpm
    and maximum torque of 565Nm across the range from 1950 to 5200 rpm.

    The F6 is available for immediate delivery from all FPV dealers. For your nearest stockist visit fpv.com.au
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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by FJ on Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:15 am

    A Ford sedan took top honours at the 2008 AMI Insurance NZ Autocar Car of the Year Awards tonight.

    The new turbocharged Ford Performance Vehicles F6 sedan was
    competing with nine other vehicles vying for the award which identifies
    the best new car release in the preceding 12 months.

    NZ Autocar editor and chief judge Paul Owen said the FPV F6 was a
    clear winner, scoring 520 points from a total of 600 from the six
    judges, well ahead of the second placed vehicle, the Volkswagen Tiguan,
    on 500 points.

    "Our award pits 10 category winners against each other, and for a
    performance car to win overall it must score highly for its
    practicality and value," he said.

    "The F6 takes all the family values of an ordinary Ford Falcon and
    caps them off with dynamic levels of performance more comparable to a
    Ferrari ."

    Mr Owen said the 20-point margin of the FPV's win was unprecedented
    in the 15-year history of the magazine's Car of the Year award.

    The category winners were selected by the judges from new models
    launched in New Zealand between November 30, 2007, and November 30,
    2008.

    The other finalists were the Honda Jazz (best small car), Peugeot
    308 (best compact car), Mazda6 (best medium car), Ford Falcon FG (best
    large car), Volkswagen Tiguan (best crossover), Jaguar XKR Convertible
    (best roadster), Audi A4 (best executive car), Jaguar XF (best luxury
    car) and the Toyota Land Cruiser (best SUV).

    Last year's winner was the Mazda2. Recent winners include the BMW
    335i, Volkswagen Golf GTI, BMW 120d, Ford Mondeo, and Subaru Legacy.


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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by Zamiam on Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:02 am

    do I need to say anything?

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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by Guest on Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:51 am

    Yes.....that you love Jason hahahaha
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    FJ

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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by FJ on Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:01 am

    Zamiam wrote:do I need to say anything?

    So your proud that the Turbo beat off stiff competition the likes of the Honda Jazz, Mazda 6, Peugeot 308 and the mighty Toyota Land Cruiser??.
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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by CrazyJeff on Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:15 pm

    Car Of The Year Zamiam. No mention of half-cars anywhere... Laughing Laughing
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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by FJ on Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:45 pm

    CrazyJeff wrote:Car Of The Year Zamiam. No mention of half-cars anywhere... Laughing Laughing

    Do I need to say anything?. Laughing
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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by H0WL1N on Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:24 pm

    FJ wrote:
    CrazyJeff wrote:Car Of The Year Zamiam. No mention of half-cars anywhere... Laughing Laughing

    Do I need to say anything?. Laughing
    YOU never need to say anything but it just comes out when you open your cheeks


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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by Zamiam on Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:11 am

    typical V8 sedan driver argument - the real thing to note is that a turbo six I'd car of the year and not a V8
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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by FORDACE on Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:13 am

    Does not matter to much about 6 or 8cyl at least Ford won. Again Very Happy Very Happy
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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by FJ on Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:57 am

    FORDACE wrote:Does not matter to much about 6 or 8cyl at least Ford won. Again Very Happy Very Happy

    I don't think there were any Holdens in contention, mind you this award is for new cars and the VE has been out for a couple of years now.

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    Re: FPV F6 WINS NZ CAR OF THE YEAR!

    Post by FPV 521 on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:51 am

    I saw the magazine at the weekend and was quite surprised at the line up that the F6 was up against and having driven one its not hard to see it winning against some of the competitors.
    Strange criteria really running an F6 up against four wheel drives wagons and smaller compact cars.
    A couple of challengers but nothing to serious.
    If I had a choice for car of the year it wouldnt be a Ford or Holden it would be a Ferrari or something like that.
    Could never afford one but all I am saying is that its car of the year and as such the F6 should have had some better competition but I guess its not the performance car of the year award.

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