Our spy photographer seems to barely have a chance to sit his camera down without snapping more photos of Ford’s new Falcon – the Orion.
This time around, our stealth lens operator managed to fire off high-quality photos of what seems to be a base model Orion, along with a sporty Orion (possibly XR6 or XR6 Turbo) undergoing testing.
This vehicle seems to be a base model Orion. The wheels don’t carry any alloy wheels or low-profile tyres, suggesting it will be the new XT model. Our spy photographer told us that this vehicle was sitting stationary for nigh on 20-minutes, suggesting that mechanical problems may have occurred!
These second set of photos suggest a sports oriented Orion, possibly the XR6 or XR6 Turbo. Our spy photographer said “The trailer attached to the car was providing a braked load. As the car drove by, you could hear a significant humming noise from the trailer.”
This suggests that Ford may be testing the XR6 Turbo variant in this case, constantly monitoring engine temperature and turbo performance. Mind you, with freezing temperatures around Melbourne today, the car shouldn’t have had many troubles keeping check.
Our spy photographer said that Ford has been testing a variety of vehicles recently, including competitor’s models and models currently available in the Ford range, suggesting that Orion mules – with BF Falcon skins – are floating around. So keep your eyes peeled.
Our eyes and ears are hot on the heel of Ford’s new Orion. CarAdvice will keep you posted with any further developments. Remember, if you have any spy photos of Ford’s new Falcon – or any other vehicle for that matter – contact CarAdvice, if the photos are decent, we’re willing to pay cash (more than the major magazines).
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