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<B>2003 Ford Falcon XR8</B><P>Only in Australia! Why the in the world doesn't Ford bring this car over here as an SVT Mondeo? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/mad.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"><P>The Falcon XR8 will be powered by a 5.4-litre V8 boasting quad camshafts, four valves per cylinder, high flow cylinder heads and stainless steel extractors.<P>"What that all means is <B>349hp</B> of power and <B>369lb.ft</B> of torque, and a new chapter in Ford's rich performance history."<P> <IMG SRC="http://board.performanceforums.com/gallery/data/500/10ba_xr8_front.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://board.performanceforums.com/gallery/data/500/10ba_xr8_rear.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://board.performanceforums.com/gallery/data/500/10ghia_dash.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://board.performanceforums.com/gallery/data/500/10ghia_int2.jpg"> <P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 09-10-2002).]
 

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They had those similar models in AU for many years already, didn't they? Don't know the exact name, but you can see the races on Speedvision before. Racing some Mondeo looking 8 cylinder monsters down the track with some fire spitting out the pipes <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>They had those similar models in AU for many years already, didn't they? Don't know the exact name, but you can see the races on Speedvision before. Racing some Mondeo looking 8 cylinder monsters down the track with some fire spitting out the pipes <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You mean the V8 touring cars with the Holden Commodore and the Ford's.<BR>I think they are called Ford Victoria or something like that.<BR>The rear looks like it but the front is different, more Mustang...<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B>That somewhat looks like a Dodge Intrepid with some MAJOR steroids (the fron't still looks Mustang-ish). I like!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I think the front looks more like a Lincoln LS with a 99-01 Cobra front bumper.<P>It does look like a sweet car. I like the Intrepid R/T and the new Mercury Marauder, but this is even better <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>2003 Ford Falcon XR8</B><P>Only in Australia! Why the he#$ doesn't Ford bring this car over here as an SVT Mondeo? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/mad.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"><P>The Falcon XR8 will be powered by a 5.4-litre V8 boasting quad camshafts, four valves per cylinder, high flow cylinder heads and stainless steel extractors.<P>"What that all means is <B>349hp</B> of power and <B>369lb.ft</B> of torque, and a new chapter in Ford's rich performance history."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That's the engine that us enthusiasts have been wanting and wanting to be put in a Mustang since the mod motors replaced the 302/351 pushrod designs. They gave it to us in 2000 (this is actually a detuned version of that), but it was only available in a Mustang with no back seat, no radio, and it cost close to $50k. Oh yeah, they only made somewhere in the area of 5,000 of them too.<P>But now they put a blower on the DOHC 4.6, add a stock lightning blower pulley and the car is easily in the 11s. Us enthusiasts are now happy with the 4.6 <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

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They must not have the Mustang Australia?<BR>Seems to me this would be competing against themselves (Ford) which is probably why we don't have it here.<BR>Although I must admit I'm a sucker for four doors. Classy!!!<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B>That somewhat looks like a Dodge Intrepid with some MAJOR steroids (the fron't still looks Mustang-ish). I like!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Me too. Not to shabby for a Ford.<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>2003 Ford Falcon XR8</B><P>Only in Australia! Why the he#$ doesn't Ford bring this car over here as an SVT Mondeo? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/mad.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"><P>The Falcon XR8 will be powered by a 5.4-litre V8 boasting quad camshafts, four valves per cylinder, high flow cylinder heads and stainless steel extractors.<P>"What that all means is <B>349hp</B> of power and <B>369lb.ft</B> of torque, and a new chapter in Ford's rich performance history."<P> <IMG SRC="http://board.performanceforums.com/gallery/data/500/10ghia_dash.jpg"> <P> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It's....manumatic!!! Unbelievable... [BARF]<P><BR>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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This is a hot market in Australia. The Holdens are similar (sedans, coupes and wagons with the LT1 and a 6-speed). GM at least has wised up enough to sell Holden in Europe and is planning on building the next generation Pontiac GTO on one and bringing it stateside.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by omega6_virus:<BR><B>DEAR GOD! They, GM and Ford, really need to bring these cars here. At least GM is bringing the GTO soon.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, a detuned Monaro <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/mad.gif"><P>Anything that has the potential to outdo the Corvette pretty much is doomed. Typhoon/Cyclone, Buick GN, now the F-bodies <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"><P><P>
 
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