After a recent outing in country Victoria, one of our photographers happened to have his equipment on him when he spotted what is believed to be Ford’s new twin-turbo V6 testing in a BF Falcon mule.
Although we can’t mention the car our photographer was in – to keep their anonymity – it was a quick, V8-powered vehicle capable of getting to 100km/h from a standing start in around five seconds.
The photographer described how this mule was pulling away from them at full throttle in second gear. The photographer also described the noise as being quite loud and certainly that of a turbocharged car, they mentioned that it sounded different to the inline six currently used in the Ford range. This hints at the new twin-turbo unit being tested in time for the 2010 cut-off of Ford’s venerable 4.0-litre inline six .
The twin-turbo version of the Duratec 'Cyclone' engine is suspected to produce over 310kW, bringing the turbocharged monster in line with products on offer from HSV.