Ford / Falcon / XR8 sedan
LIKE a fine wine, the new Falcon XR8 has matured into a completely practical V8
sports sedan that, for some, remains the pinnacle of Ford's performance car
Sharing all of the redesigned FG Falcon upgrades, it advances the cause
with a vastly more commodious interior featuring a slicker new dash, plus a
comprehensively overhauled front end comprising all-new front suspension and
steering gear, making it wieldier than before.
There's also a lusty 290kW
5.4-litre V8 direct from the FPV parts bin, mated to a new six-speed manual and
a reworked version of the superb ZF six-speed auto.
And all for less than
It’s just a pity that it uses more fuel, isn't as quick and doesn't
handle as sharply as the heir to its throne, Ford's own XR6 Turbo, which no
longer commands a price premium over the former Falcon king.
Model release dates: May 2008 - October 2014
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