Prodrive, as I’m sure many of you know, is a motoring technology institute.
Being the force behind Subaru’s WRC cars, they do tend to go along for other contracts. Such as their latest thing with the Ford Falcon FPV.
As we’ve first read quite a few days back, Ford’s “standard” FPV Boss 335 GT Falcon is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 putting out some 450 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Prodrive took a look at the engine and decided they could do better. So they took it apart and came about with a new supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine that develops 450 horsepower.
Well, that’s not the whole story, while the new 5 liter V8 engine does add no power to the equation despite the addition of a supercharger, it does make some good points for itself. First of all, the new engine setup is lighter than the previous version despite the additions made.
Secondly, the torque range is vastly improved and thirdly, the fuel economy figures should, at least, improve.
There’s one big aspect to note in regards to Prodrive’s modifications to the Ford Falcon’s FPV V8 engine. Because it’s running a supercharger, a new engine block design and a low compression/pressure this means that the Prodrive powered unit will be a better platform for future modifications.