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As Ford’s 2008 Ford Falcon draws closer to release, the CarAdvice automotive stylist has been hard at work creating a computer generated image of the next Falcon – namely the XR6.

After undressing the vehicle, courtesy of exclusive access to the spy photo database CarAdvice holds, the stylist has created a design that accurately represents the final product. Spy photos have indicated that XR variants will receive tear-drop treatment to the headlights – inline with models dating back to the EB Falcon. It is also probable that higher models – if not all models – will receive indicators in the wing mirrors.


Illustration by Joshua Byrnes
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Although all test mules spotted on the road have featured indicator repeaters on the side of the body, CarAdvice believes this is simply a ploy. All vehicles have had their wing mirrors covered and it is believed that side mounted indicator repeaters are simply there to comply with registration requirements while the vehicles are in the test phase.

More from our automotive stylist will appear over the coming months, leading up to the vehicle’s release.

Our spy photographer in the meantime has taken the following images of a base model Orion testing in Victoria, revealing that the ‘tucked under’ exhaust will stay for a more discreet rear end.

2008 Ford Falcon Orion
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2007 Ford Falcon Orion
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Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) test mules are now also hitting the roads. User T2TL50 from FordForums.com.au took video footage of an FPV GT testing on Victorian roads. Our sources have confirmed that the vehicle spotted is in fact a GT and not a GT-P.

The following screen shots from the video indicate that FPV’s GT will receive a dual exhaust treatment, along with continual use of Brembo brakes. The test mule – which has probably seen its fair share of the rev limiter – shows custom exhaust carvings in the rear bumper bar, along with a visible FPV mesh grille in the lower front air dam.

2008 Ford Falcon

2008 Ford Falcon Orion

To see a copy of the videos, please visit PhotoBucket via the following links:

Video 1
Video 2

The entire album (including the rest of the available stills) can be seen via the following link:

Album

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). High-resolution copies of the images attached are available. Please contact CarAdvice to request copies.




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