The Herald sun have been hard at work over the last week, first it was the leaked photos of the new Series III Mitsubishi 380 Sedan, and now, the Herald has published photos of the new Ford Falcon:

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The Herald Sun claims that these computer generated images were disposed of after an FPV meeting, soon before being stumbled upon by an eager reader.

If this is true, the production version, which is set to hit showrooms early next year (probably in time for the Melbourne Motor Show - March), may very well be near identical to what you are seeing now.

2008 Ford Falcon Orion

Click for larger image. FPV F6 Typhoon

2008 Ford Falcon Orion Pictures

Click for larger images. FPV GT

2008 Ford Falcon Orion Pictures

Click for larger image. FPV GT-P

New Falcon Orion Pictures Rear

Images show the GT and GT-P from Ford's performance stable, FPV, along with images of the F6 Typhoon.

New Falcon Orion Pictures

Comparing these to our spy photos of the Falcon GT, there is a very noticeable resemblance.

The computer generated images sourced by the Herald Sun show what is most probably an early design of the Orion. Our spy photos and sources indicate the upper models - such as the FPV GT-P (pictured) - will feature Xenon headlights, cross-drilled and slotted brakes, along with new wheels.

A stripe package will also probably remain for the Orion Falcon, considering the big uptake of the option on B-series FPV GTs and GT-Ps.

Ford Australia have declined to comment on the images, stating that they are simply pretty images and that we should all wait until the final product is released. One thing is for certain though, all the publicity is revving up fans of the blue oval marque.