Make / Model Search

Ford - Falcon - XR8

Latest articles for Ford Falcon

Ford Falcon (XB Falcon GT)

XB Falcon GT

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Jul 1976

Ford logo1 Nov 1973


Ford went for the Mustang look again with the handsome XB Falcon, ditching the XA’s fussy W-shape grille for a cleaner plastic item incorporating the 1971 Pony Car’s aggressive snout.

Larger tail-lights, smaller bumpers, a high-beam flasher/indicator stalk, standard disc brakes, inertia-reel seatbelts and improved ventilation were other XB improvements.

And the GT – with "only" 254kW/515Nm of 5.7-litre V8 power - was in its final phase as a permanent Falcon model for the time being. Using either a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission, colour-key bumpers give the last of the '70s Falcon GT away.

The XC Fairmont GXL from August 1976 replaced it.

Latest reviews

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here