Ex-FPV engineers create 700Nm XR6T

Ex-FPV engineers create 700Nm XR6T

Australian engineering group Premcar has created a 320kW/700Nm weapon of a Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo, based on ex-police vehicles.

Using second-hand ex-police cars as a base, Premcar then adds adjustable suspension, jointly developed by Premcar and Melbourne firm Shockworks, along with 19-inch forged FPR TSW Wheels wrapped in Kuhmo 91S tyres measuring 245mm up front and 275mm at the rear.

A revised intake, free-flowing exhaust and tweaks to the engine calibration liberates around 320kW/700Nm from the 4.0-litre turbocharged inline-six, with an engine oil cooler and transmission oil cooler added for extra durability.

Formed by the group known as Prodrive Australia when the Prodrive company decided to exit Australia in 2012, Premcar offer engineering services in Australia and China.

Premcar engineering director, Bernie Quinn, explains the logic behind the new project: “We basically needed something for the guys in the workshop to do between projects.”

“New South Wales Police Packs cars get Brembos, bigger oil cooler and are quite inexpensive for what's in there. The police turn them over at 80,000km, they're still under warranty.”

Ex-fpv create 700Nm XR6THaving built a prototype vehicle, Premcar brought it along to a GT-F owners' night and sold three on the spot, cars that have just gone to their owners.

As they're based on second-hand vehicles, the cost of the Premcar Turbo is extremely low, with Quinn estimating the price at between $35,000 and $40,000 as a turn-key package, including the donor car.

The good news is that there is no reason why the modifications can't be performed to any XR6 Turbo, though using the ex-police vehicles as a base is the most cost effective way to do it.

The package is also extremely flexible, with the three current owners adding roll cages, video Vbox capability and more to make their cars true track weapons.

Quinn is happy to accommodate individual owners' needs, though he admits he “hasn't fully worked out how we'd do the non-turn-key option.” 

For Australian performance enthusiasts starved of fresh metal, the Premcar Turbo offers a massive amount of performance for the money, along with the peace of mind that it is developed by the very people that handled local fast Fords since the first Falcon XR6 in 1992.

We're itching to get behind the wheel and hopefully will have a road test for you in the near future.

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  • @Darcy the 270/533 is like the figures on the GT-F, the bare minimum. When on overboost they run a lot higher. The difference here is that this version is designed to give overboost figures at all times under all conditions, rather than for X amount of time under XYZ conditions.
  • Good package for the track I think, but it seems to me that around 320 kW (and not 270) is about what FG Turbo's already have in overboost mode with 98 fuel. On your facebook page I saw a link to a stock FG XR6 Turbo getting a 110 mph (177 km/h) 1/4 mile end speed (averaged over the last 66 feet). That would be about 178 km/h at the 400 metre point and apparently into a pretty strong headwind. That performance fits with other stock FG Auto results on the Net and my own stock (untuned) FG Auto's 179/180 km/h end speeds at WSID. 700 Nm would be an improvement, but perhaps not too much. My Dyno sheets suggest at least 650 Nm which is supported by my Performance Box measured time of 0-100 km/h in 4.85 sec (0-60 km/h was 2.61sec) at WSID with the car being launched in 2nd gear, a gear that is high enough to run beyond 110 km/h. Way more than the claimed 533 Nm on tap there I suggest.
  • are these cars emission tested to be complient in every state?
  • I wonder if this crowd is currently making noise due to the imminent release of the Ford XR6T-R, the special boodted XR6 Ford is releasing as a send off for the quick six? I can't say whether they are making noise now to leverage their nice package or if Ford has put them up to it to enhance the XR6T-R release leater this year. Only fun times ahead! I do like the look of 320Kws and 700nm. Probably what they wanted to give the F6 prior the beancounters and warranty police got involved. Fun times late 2015!
  • @Mr T - this is actual engineering and a suspension package that has been tuned by people who did the development in the things. It's not a group of blokes who reckon they know how to boost a car up. Difference between tuner and engineering company.
  • @Mr T Putdown: PR Excercise Followed by: Advertisement Credibility/Opinion Care Factor = 0
  • PR exercise - Nizpro is where you go for a custom tune package Euro4 Emissions compliance. No risk of flogged out Police Cars either.