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CarAdvice Podcast episode 15: Honda NSX flies in, Ford on Edge, DB11 reviewed, Model X priced, and much more

Welcome to episode 15 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Ford Falcon Ute production ended today
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Ford Falcon Ute production ended today

Production of the iconic Ford Falcon Ute ended today, marking the official beginning of the end for Australian car manufacturing. The final Ford Falcon Ute is a white XR6, and it rolled off the Broadmeadows production line just before 3pm. The vehicle will be retained by Ford Australia...


Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint 1/750 raises $92,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
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Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint 1/750 raises $92,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint build 1 of 750 was auctioned off for $92,500 this week - $30,000 more than its original list price - to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). The car was donated to the JDRF earlier this year for the auction, with the funds raised going towards its Artificial Pancreas Project, which aims to automate insulin pumps and provide a ‘technological cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D)...


Deals On Wheels for June 18: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers
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Deals On Wheels for June 18: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint Review
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2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint Review

It's the last iteration ever of the Falcon V8, and it may be the best yet...


Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint donated for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund: Build 1/750 manual XR8 Sprint up for grabs
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Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint donated for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund: Build 1/750 manual XR8 Sprint up for grabs

Ford Australia has donated the first production Falcon XR8 Sprint to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund) to be auctioned for charity. Money raised from the vehicle auction will go toward the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project, which aims to automate insulin pumps and help improve therapies and to provide a 'technological cure' for type 1 diabetes (T1D)...


Falcon Sprint badge beat out Super Falcon, Phase 6, Phase 8 for final special
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Falcon Sprint badge beat out Super Falcon, Phase 6, Phase 8 for final special

The final special-edition Ford Falcon has now been revealed and we spent some time behind the wheel this week (read our Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint reviews). And, while you've seen the Sprint name splashed liberally across CarAdvice over the past couple of days, Ford had tested a number of other names that were (thankfully) discounted...


Ford Falcon Sprint extensively tested in Detroit, Arizona and Germany: 200,000km and over 1000 dyno hours
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Ford Falcon Sprint extensively tested in Detroit, Arizona and Germany: 200,000km and over 1000 dyno hours

Ford Australia has detailed the extensive engineering process involved in bringing the Falcon Sprint range to fruition, despite the fact that only 1400 units will be built. The Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint models were engineered by a team of 15 in Melbourne that worked on the car for almost two years...


Falcon Sprint a head-to-head Clubsport LSA rival: "Our car is $21,000 cheaper than the competition"
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Falcon Sprint a head-to-head Clubsport LSA rival: "Our car is $21,000 cheaper than the competition"

This week in Australian motoring has been both sad and exciting, with Ford Australia releasing its final and fastest-ever Falcon. The Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint both mark the culmination of almost two years of engineering between a team of 15 engineers...


Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint almost sold out before officially going on sale
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Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint almost sold out before officially going on sale

The arrival of the last Ford Falcons ever, the Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint, has caused a rush for Ford dealers with almost all 1400 vehicles already sold, before the vehicles go on sale in May. Ford Australia will begin production of Falcon Sprint models in late March with the vehicle officially going on sale in May 2016...


Ford Falcon Sprint team used car forums for critical user feedback
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Ford Falcon Sprint team used car forums for critical user feedback

Ford Australia was keen to ensure its final ever Ford Falcons, the Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint, were the best they could be by getting feedback from car forums and user comments online. While car forums and user comment sections (CarAdvice included) can be full of useful information, there is often a lot of commentary to wade through...


2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint Review
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2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint Review

This is the last time you'll ever see a new Falcon launched in Australia. What a perfect way to send it off — with almost 400kW of power on overboost, it's the epitome of torque and thrust.


2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint Review
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2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint Review

It's the final Ford Falcon. Does the Falcon XR8 Sprint have the goods to offer a fitting sign off?


2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint gallery
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2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint gallery

The Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint models have been launched in Australia and while we settle down to drive the last Ford Falcon ever today, we wanted to share this image gallery with you. The range starts at $54,990 plus on-road costs for the Falcon XR6 Sprint, which features a 4.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 325kW of power and 576Nm of torque — up 55kW and 43Nm...


Ford Australia sales back on the rise
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Ford Australia sales back on the rise

Ford Australia’s sales volumes are showing some welcome signs of recovery in 2016, with growth of 17.2 per cent across the first two months of the year. Vitally, the turnaround is happening thanks not just to incremental volume gains from brand new model lines, the Everest SUV and sold-out-for-2016 Mustang sports car, but good growth from various existing brand staples such as the Mondeo, Kuga and Ranger...


Ford Falcon XR Sprint specifications released: 265mm Pirelli P-Zero tyres and launch control standard
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Ford Falcon XR Sprint specifications released: 265mm Pirelli P-Zero tyres and launch control standard

The final ever Ford Falcon XR models will not only be the most powerful, but will also, from a performance perspective, be the best equipped. Ford Australia has just launched a new mini-site for the XR Sprint range, detailing performance equipment and specification that will be released with the car...


Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint uses carbon-fibre
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Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint uses carbon-fibre

The Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint will feature carbon-fibre on its air intake system, manufactured locally by a supplier for the Joint strike fighter project and Australian Defence Forces. Ford Australia announced today that its Falcon swansong would be the first of its kind to use the lightweight, high-strength composite on its intake duct, in place of the usual blow-moulded plastic...


Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint spied ahead of May release
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Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint spied ahead of May release

A CarAdvice reader has spied Ford's yet to be released, limited-edition Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint models, which are due to go on sale in May 2016. We exclusively revealed last year that Ford Australia would revive the Sprint nameplate for a boosted set of XR6 Turbo and XR8 models...


2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint, XR6 Turbo Sprint Revealed: Limited build run, big power hikes
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2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint, XR6 Turbo Sprint Revealed: Limited build run, big power hikes

Full details on the new limited-edition 2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint and XR8 Turbo Sprint sedan models have been revealed this morning, just hours after first leaking onto the internet. As confirmed yesterday afternoon, the returned Sprint badge brings more power and some sharp price hikes for both variants, along with upgraded brakes and a subtle graphics package...