2008 Ford Falcon XR8

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

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Boss 90º V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
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
compression 10.5:1
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
driven wheels RWD
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
transmission Tremec TR6060 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1