Ford Australia has announced pricing for its final-ever V8-powered Falcon. The 2014 Ford Falcon XR8 arrives in November with pricing from $52,490 (+ORC).

FORD HAS announced pricing and details for the Falcon XR8 with the entry-level XR8 with six-speed manual priced from $52,490 (+ORC) while the XR8 with cost-optional six-speed automatic lists for $54,690 (+ORC).

“We’re very proud of the work that’s gone into the XR8,” said Falcon Vehicle Line Director, David Wilkinson. “We’ve brought the Boss 5.0-litre, supercharged all-aluminum V8 engine across to the XR Series and it’s the first time a performance V8 has been in the XR Series since 2010.”

Wilkinson said the development team wanted to deliver the ultimate handling performance for customers. “Compared to the last FG Falcon XR8, the 2014 Falcon XR8 has better turn-in, more rear grip, noticeably less body roll and an increased sense of control from behind the driver’s seat.

Ford says it’s new XR8 gets the same suspension set-up under the FPV GT RSPEC:

  • Retuned rear dampers and springs;
  • Larger rear stabiliser bar (up from 18mm to 19mm);
  • Retuned front dampers;
  • Stiffer front upper spring mounts;
  • Stiffer front upper control arm bushing; and
  • Front and rear suspension geometry adjusted to complement 275 rear tyres.

The Boss 5.0-litre, supercharged 32-valve V8 produces 335kW (at 5750rpm) and 570Nm of torque (at 2200-5500rpm). To ensure the XR8 can stop, it runs front Brembo four-piston caliper brakes and rear single-piston caliper brakes.

Apart from an upgraded brake package for Falcon XR8 customers, the exterior of the XR8 has been set apart from other XR models via its ‘power’ bulge bonnet, quad-tipped exhaust system and unique shadow-line 5-spoke 19-inch x 8.0 (front) / 9.0 (rear) alloy wheels. Front and rear parking sensors are also standard.

The new XR8 is available in Victory Gold (a new colour), Winter White, Lightning Strike, Smoke, Vanish, Silhouette, Kinetic and Emperor.
On the inside, the Ford XR8 gets perforated leather sports seats, alloy scuff plates, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, satellite navigation with Traffic Message Channel, Sports XR instrument cluster, Sports shifter, Sports pedals, and a Sports steering wheel.

Like other Falcons, the XR8 gets SYNC2 with an eight-inch high-resolution touch screen, Emergency Assistance, Digital Radio (DAB+) and Wi-Fi hotspot. Similarly, the XR8 will come with myFord Capped Price Servicing as standard, which also includes the addition of auto club membership and roadside assistance.


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