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Ford News: Spy Shots: Aussies developing Ford Falcon GT-H

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Ford FPV Falcon GT-H spy shots - Click above for high-res image gallery

Word on the web is that there's something big brewing from Ford Performance Vehicles. The Australian team responsible for building some of the meanest factory Blue Oval beasts down under has been rumored to be slaving away on a new sedan packing a potent supercharged version of the same 5.0-liter V8 found in the nose of the North American Mustang GT. As you may recall, FPV just recently turned out a pair of four-doors with forced-induction 5.0-liter mills under their hoods, but power on those machines was kept to a relatively tame 430 ponies.

Now it looks like FPV is keen on turning loose an unleashed version of that engine in the new Falcon GT-H. A set of twin intercoolers and more aggressive boost will likely help the car dish out close to 500 horsepower. For now, we just have a handful of spy photos to go from, but Ford is expected to unveil the Falcon GT-H at the Melbourne Motor Show later this year.


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[Sources: CarPix, Motor Authority]Spy Shots: Aussies developing Ford Falcon GT-H originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Cars are starting to look all alike anymore, , that could pass as a Nissan Maxima IMHO

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Ford is stupid for not bringing those here for retail. Just imagine the additional money they'd bring in if they did. That's more bad-ass than the SHO in my opinion. If they made it AWD, they could compete with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and Subaru WRX STi....genius!

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What is there not to like? 4 doors is fine for a drivers car. This isn't 1988 anymore.

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Looks like they ripped those rims off a pontiac G(you pick the model). Actually, aren't those available on the fusion's too?

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ive always loved the Australia fords especially the falcons. i would love to have one and actually prefer the 4 doors over a 2 door car if done correctly.

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Is it just me or does that look badly photoshopped? Blacked out front window, added supercharger...

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I hate 4 doors because people have gotten so fat and lazy that folding down the ****ing seat and ducking slightly became such a chore that 2 extra doors is practically mandatory now. I remember reading magazines as a kid "This is really fast for a 4 door", today I hear it every week and it's completely meaningless. With the exception of most supercars there's probably more performance sedans than coupes now. I did like the WRX sti though.....when it was a 2 door


That said, I love the Aussie falcons. I can get past those being 4 doors only because that's all what they've always been(the only 2 door Falcons they ever produced were the 73-78 XA/XB/XC series), and they've always had a high performance variant, just look up "XY GTHO phase III", those were based on a sedan version of our lowly 66-70 Falcons but were the fastest production sedan in the world at the time

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Is that the car from mad max? Drop the back, exhaust to the back and remove the spoiler from the roof. That would look slick.

You can see the reflection of the sc in the hood, I dont think its shopped. But the front window maybe.

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Look at the top of the SC. Clearly shopped. And btw there is a 2 door falcon, it just happens to have a flatbed behind the front seats lol.

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Is that the car from mad max? Drop the back, exhaust to the back and remove the spoiler from the roof. That would look slick.

You can see the reflection of the sc in the hood, I dont think its shopped. But the front window maybe.
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IMO they look better stockish like that ^

And yes that's the mad max interceptor and the blower isn't photoshopped, though the windsheild looks funny.

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I hate 4 doors because people have gotten so fat and lazy that folding down the ****ing seat and ducking slightly became such a chore that 2 extra doors is practically mandatory now. I remember reading magazines as a kid "This is really fast for a 4 door", today I hear it every week and it's completely meaningless. With the exception of most supercars there's probably more performance sedans than coupes now. I did like the WRX sti though.....when it was a 2 door


That said, I love the Aussie falcons. I can get past those being 4 doors only because that's all what they've always been(the only 2 door Falcons they ever produced were the 73-78 XA/XB/XC series), and they've always had a high performance variant, just look up "XY GTHO phase III", those were based on a sedan version of our lowly 66-70 Falcons but were the fastest production sedan in the world at the time
Agreed. I like the comment above where he was like "this isnt 1988 anymore..." and Im thinking, "I wish it was, thats why I drive a Thunderbird, especially my Thunderbird with a build date of 12/1988....

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Agreed. I like the comment above where he was like "this isnt 1988 anymore..." and Im thinking, "I wish it was, thats why I drive a Thunderbird, especially my Thunderbird with a build date of 12/1988....
I too kinda wish it was 1988. I wish I could live back then at this current age. I think I missed out on a pretty cool decade.

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IMO they look better stockish like that ^

And yes that's the mad max interceptor and the blower isn't photoshopped, though the windsheild looks funny.
They come stock with mach 1 hoods? I like the mad max front end better. But the car looks better without the 60s stink bug stance.

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I would LOVE to see this produced here. It just gets me crazy knowing that the better cars of the 'american car companies' are being produced for different countries.

There are more reasons than "everyone's too fat or lazy to get in the back of a 2 door" for needing/wanting a 4 door. Having children is a BIG one...... I have 2 kids and it's a chore getting them in and out of the backseat of the Bird. It's not impossible and I do itwithout complaining, but it is a chore. For someone like me who likes a fast car and dont want to have 2 cars to drive/gas/insure just to get the job done, a 4 door sports car is a good, viable alternative.

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Ford is stupid for not bringing those here for retail. Just imagine the additional money they'd bring in if they did. That's more bad-ass than the SHO in my opinion. If they made it AWD, they could compete with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and Subaru WRX STi....genius!
Could that thing be AWD? I mean there's snow on the ground there...the tires look the part (look like Blizzaks?)...and who'd wanna be out in it with 500+ RWD hp.

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I would LOVE to see this produced here. It just gets me crazy knowing that the better cars of the 'american car companies' are being produced for different countries.

There are more reasons than "everyone's too fat or lazy to get in the back of a 2 door" for needing/wanting a 4 door. Having children is a BIG one...... I have 2 kids and it's a chore getting them in and out of the backseat of the Bird. It's not impossible and I do itwithout complaining, but it is a chore. For someone like me who likes a fast car and dont want to have 2 cars to drive/gas/insure just to get the job done, a 4 door sports car is a good, viable alternative.
Agreed. We have a 1yr old in the carseat, at the time didn't have a need for 2 cars, so we parted the cougar sold the equinox and bought the srt8 Jeep. It's the best of both worlds.

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They come stock with mach 1 hoods? I like the mad max front end better. But the car looks better without the 60s stink bug stance.
Yup, the GT's got a mach style hood, dummy C scoops, and inboard fog lamps and 351 Clevelands (with aussie heads obviously hehe). They had these cars when we had the Mustang II

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Yup, the GT's got a mach style hood, dummy C scoops, and inboard fog lamps and 351 Clevelands (with aussie heads obviously hehe). They had these cars when we had the Mustang II

I love the mad max car, but that front end looks too awkward by itself IMO

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I too kinda wish it was 1988. I wish I could live back then at this current age. I think I missed out on a pretty cool decade.
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Everything is just too complicated now.

My dad was in his 20s in the 1980s which would have been pretty cool.

For those who are fans of the Aussie Falcon, y'all should watch the documentary "Love the Beast" with Eric Bana. He talks about having the Falcon as his first car and holding onto it and eventually racing it. He then has to determine what he will do when the car breaks and crashes pretty badly during a race. He is faced with a tough decision at that point between a very expensive repair, or replacing it with a different car. A decision that most of us have had to make at some point. Its one of my favorite movies, and its even better because its real.

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Is that the car from mad max? Drop the back, exhaust to the back and remove the spoiler from the roof. That would look slick.

You can see the reflection of the sc in the hood, I dont think its shopped. But the front window maybe.
It's the last of the V-8 Interceptors, mate.

If you think this is Photoshop you should move to a place with cable. You missed a great movie.

That falcon is cool.

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Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Everything is just too complicated now.

My dad was in his 20s in the 1980s which would have been pretty cool.

For those who are fans of the Aussie Falcon, y'all should watch the documentary "Love the Beast" with Eric Bana. He talks about having the Falcon as his first car and holding onto it and eventually racing it. He then has to determine what he will do when the car breaks and crashes pretty badly during a race. He is faced with a tough decision at that point between a very expensive repair, or replacing it with a different car. A decision that most of us have had to make at some point. Its one of my favorite movies, and its even better because its real.

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It's the last of the V-8 Interceptors, mate.

If you think this is Photoshop you should move to a place with cable. You missed a great movie.

That falcon is cool.
Ive seen it.

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