Ford Unveils High Performance Falcon Sprint Series

Limited edition Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint series available from May.

Ford is doing all it can to send the Ford Falcon out in style, today announcing new limited edition 370kW XR6 and 400kW XR8 models - the Sprint series.

The Sprint series offerings will be in Ford dealerships from May and will be limited to a total of just 1400 cars – 550 XR6 Sprints and 850 XR8 Sprints. New Zealand will be allocated 150 cars – 50 XR6 Sprints and 100 XR8 Sprints.

Ford tell us that the Sprint series models will receive subtle exterior design cues such as 19” black wheels, upgraded Brembo brakes and a distinctive black rear deck spoiler. While the XR8 Sprint adds a Silhouette black painted roof and black wing mirrors.

But it’s what’s under the bonnet that will have buyers counting down the months to the special edition models arrive.

In the XR8 Ford has tweaked the engine for a new maximum output (with up to 10 seconds of overboost) of 400kW and 650Nm.

The XR6 puts out up to 370kW/650Nm under overboost, the extra grunt coming from a larger intercooler, turbo and injectors from the F6, unique Sprint transmission calibration, a lower air-box and larger air intake system.

Ford boss Graeme Whickman says the Sprint series is sure to sell quickly.

“We’re excited to be able to offer our Falcon enthusiasts a car that truly represents the performance DNA of Ford,” a

“The Falcon chassis is recognised for its refined ride and fantastic balance but our dedicated product development engineers have taken the opportunity to further hone the Falcon’s dynamic package – ride, body control and performance of the six-cylinder turbo and V8.

“We think customers will really appreciate the amount of dedication and work that’s gone into this limited-edition series.”

Prices will start from $54,990 XR6 Sprint (auto only) and $59,990 XR8 (manual)/$62,190 (auto).




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