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2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint & XR8 Sprint images & video released

Ford has just released a batch of detailed Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint images to media leading up to its market debut. This is the first time we’ve all been able to see the special editions in such detail.

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint-rear

As revealed last month, Ford Australia is planning to produce 550 examples of the turbocharged XR6 Sprint and 850 examples of the XR8 Sprint. 150 of these will be heading to New Zealand.

If you missed the news, the Sprint models are very important editions of the Falcon for at least two reasons. The first is because they will be the last Falcons ever produced in Australia. And secondly, they are the most powerful and most complete Falcons ever made.

2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint-driving

The XR6 comes with a tuned version of the 4.0-litre turbo inline six producing 325kW and 576Nm, with up to 370kW during overboost. It comes in auto form only, and features bespoke sports suspension, wider tyres, and Brembo brakes.

For the XR8 Sprint, the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 is tweaked to produce 345kW and 575Nm, with up to 400kW during overboost. It comes in manual and auto form, and gets suspension, tyre, and braking enhancements.

Fans better get in quick, these special editions are likely to sell extremely fast. They officially hit showrooms in May. Prices can be found in our previous report here.

Check out the short video below for more. The video is only B-roll footage from Ford Australia, edited up a bit by us. There are some sound clips of the XR8.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Fgx

    Curious to see how much quicker than standard xr8 which I have now I have a deposit on a sprint as well

  • ?!

    Prices yet to be released? I don’t think so! And I believe they are about 99% sold.

    • Brett Davis

      Sorry, mistake there. Report has been fixed. Thanks.

  • BrianDH

    Brett, Prices have been known for many weeks now. Further, there are pretty much only a few XR8’s left. The real collector piece, the XRTS, has been in the sights of owner/investors for many months. Both 6 & 8 will endure the ages well however and be thought of like E49, SLR5000 and, dare I say(?), GTHO but for different reasons of course. Me? I’ve bought a white 6. Hopefully my kids will love it, feed it and respect it when I’ve gone . . . . Congrats again Brett for being the first with these photos!

  • Jan

    Does anybody know how many XR8 Sprint manuals vs automatics are being build?