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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)...

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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...


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...


2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint, XR8 Sprint performance upgrades leaked
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2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint, XR8 Sprint performance upgrades leaked

Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint, Falcon XR8 Sprint: big power, big premiums XR6 Turbo Sprint boosted beyond 320kW The six-cylinder model will be the star of the upcoming 2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint and 2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint show, according to leaked details that surfaced online over the weekend...


Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased
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Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased

Ford Australia says it will more than double its planned production run for the brutal new Falcon XR8. Initially expecting to produce about 1200 units, Ford now says its Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne is on track to crank out 2800 of these “future classics” before its local factory is slated to close in late 2016...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Review
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Review

The XR8 badge is back with a supercharged bang...


Ford Falcon XR8 unveiled in Melbourne
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Ford Falcon XR8 unveiled in Melbourne

The last-ever Ford Falcon XR8 has been officially unveiled at an event in Melbourne, ahead of the historic car's December 1 on-sale date. Priced from $52,490 ($54,690 auto), the FG X Ford Falcon XR8 is the first V8-powered XR model since 2010. And with the help of a 335kW/570Nm supercharged 5...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 premieres on October 4
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 premieres on October 4

The 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 will be given an unorthodox public premiere on October 4, with the blue oval brand planning to let punters get up close and personal with the iconoclastic new model at a gallery event in Melbourne. As we know, the new FG X Falcon, a final iteration of an iconic nameplate doomed to die with the closure of Ford Australia’s Campbellfield factory in October 2016, will launch in November...


2015 Ford Falcon Ute uncovered
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2015 Ford Falcon Ute uncovered

The new 2015 Ford Falcon Ute and 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 have been caught together alongside the new-look G6E model. These images, sent in by a CarAdvice reader, show for the first time how the new-look Falcon Ute (above) will appear when it makes its debut towards the end of this year...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8, XR6 revealed : V8-powered sedan and ute on sale come fourth quarter
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8, XR6 revealed : V8-powered sedan and ute on sale come fourth quarter

The new-look 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 and XR6 performance twins have been revealed ahead of their on-sale date late this year. Claimed by Ford to be "the best Falcon ever", the new Ford Falcon XR8 is said to have been designed to blend the iconic high-performance sedan's past with Ford’s new global design DNA into a refreshed premium look...


2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video
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2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video

The 2014 Ford Falcon XR8 has been teased yet again, this time via an official video released by the local manufacturer. Coming just four days after the new performance Ford Falcon had its 'XR8' badge teased, the clip highlights the facelifted car's bonnet scoop, grille, tail-lights, XR-stamped headlights and various badges...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 teaser image emerges
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 teaser image emerges

Another day, another 2015 Ford Falcon teaser image. But this time there is a performance edge, with the returning XR8 hero car the subject matter.  The third instalment of Ford Australia’s drip-feed campaign leading up to the reveal of the upgraded FGIII (or perhaps FH) Falcon later this year was released on social media this morning...


Ford Falcon XR8 to return in 2014 as FPV winds up
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Ford Falcon XR8 to return in 2014 as FPV winds up

The Ford Falcon XR8 performance flagship will return to the Australian line-up next year at the same time as Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) will draw to a close, the local car maker has announced. Timed to coincide with the introduction of the updated 2014 Ford Falcon sedan and Territory SUV, Ford Australia says the new V8-powered XR8 will be available from late 2014...


Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS
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Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS

Well it's been a little over a week now, and we've finally pulled together all the results for our Ford Falcon XR8 versus Holden Commodore SS AFM fuel economy challenge. To take you back a few steps, and perhaps as a means for summarising the situation, the idea for this little test came about after a few of our road testers noticed the claimed fuel economy differences between the Ford Falcon XR8 and Holden's all-new Active Fuel Management (AFM) Commodore SS were not quite as they'd claimed they were...


Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS AFM fuel economy challenge
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Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS AFM fuel economy challenge

Dyno testing Performance testing Economy testing Final results and conclusion Leaving Melbourne on an early, and slightly chilly autumn morning, our destination is Tarcutta, NSW. The reason behind our choice is that the small farming town sits exactly halfway between Melbourne and Sydney on one of the busiest major highways in the world – the Hume...


V8 Shootout - Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS

Last Thursday we embarked on an all Aussie V8 Shootout. We put Ford's FG Falcon XR8 on the dyno with Holden's VE Commodore SS (AFM) to determine which produced more power. On top of that, we also attacked our private circuit to determine straight line acceleration and braking figures for both vehicles...


2008 Ford Falcon XR8 images
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2008 Ford Falcon XR8 images

Ford Australia says there are now three families of vehicles in the Falcon range – Falcon XT, G Series (including G6, G6E and G6E Turbo) and XR (incorporating XR6, XR6 Turbo and XR8). Although similar in many ways, according to ford each vehicle is aimed at different customer wants. The XR range is shown here.


2006 Ford BF Falcon XR8 Ute Warranty Complaint
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2006 Ford BF Falcon XR8 Ute Warranty Complaint

2006 Ford BF Falcon XR8 Ute Warranty Complaint Name: peter pietroboni Car Make:  ford Car Model: Falcon BF XR8 ute Year of Manufacture: 2006 Warranty Complaint: Drove ute home from compass ford but didnt like the way it pulled to the right the next day i rang up and complained and we decided to have allignment checked at 3000k new car check up...