2008 Ford Falcon XR8
February 17 2008 – Ford Australia today unveiled the all-new FG Falcon range, showcasing all-new exterior and interior architectures and designs, an all-new front suspension, new powertrains with more power, more torque and improved fuel economy, and an advanced safety package.
The official debut of the 2008 FG Falcon included the entire new model range, with sedan, Ute and Ford Performance Vehicles line-ups all on show ahead of mainstream sedan models going on sale in May.
The new ‘FG’ series prefix for the eighth generation Falcon range heralds the arrival of the all-new Falcon line-up, as well as serving as an acknowledgement of the strong heritage of the long-running Fairmont and Ghia nameplates.
The XR8 shares its major equipment specifications with the XR6 Turbo and is differentiated by its engine and signature bonnet power bulge. The exciting Boss 290 5.4-litre four-valve V8 engine moves to the XR8 with the introduction of the FG Falcon and is complemented by a new exhaust system with a Semi Active Muffler (SAM). The new exhaust system produces an unsurpassed, sporty V8 exhaust note, while also delivering a more refined interior environment.
Story by Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Boss 90º V8|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Sequential Multi Point Fuel injection|
|displacement||5408 cc / 330.0 in³|
|bore||90.2 mm / 3.55 in|
|stroke||105.8 mm / 4.17 in|
|power||294.0 kw / 394.2 bhp @ 5500 rpm|
|specific output||72.86 bhp per litre|
|torque||520 nm / 383.5 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|transmission||Tremec TR6060 6-Speed Manual|