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2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint goes into production?

Images have emerged online that seem to confirm Ford Australia is readying at least one special edition; a Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint.

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint production-

Following trademarks for XR6 Sprint, XR6 Turbo Sprint and XR8 Sprint being lodged in April of this year, images, initially surfacing on Australian FordForums, purportedly show the XR6 Turbo Sprint has started assembly today, with special embroidered seats confirming the nameplate of the special edition.

The leather seats appear to have Alcantara inserts with blue ‘Sprint’ lettering. While it’s difficult to see the rear tyres of the production vehicles, prototypes have been spotted around You Yangs this year with fatter rear tyres equipped, like on the XR8.

Combined with the reduced weight of the 4.0-litre six-cylinder turbo engine – potentially generating 310kW – firmer suspension and grippier tyres, the XR6 Turbo Sprint may turn out to be a quicker and more balanced car than the more serious XR8.

2016 Ford Falcon Sprint production-rear

Judging purely by these blurry images, the XR6 Turbo Sprint could come with twin circular exhaust outlets, unlike the single oval setup on the regular Turbo, as well as unique wheels which look larger than the standard 19-inch items. Big red brakes hide behind.

With production of the limited edition model seemingly commencing this month, we can probably expect an announcement from Ford very soon or early in the New Year. An XR8 Sprint is also expected at some point.

Ford Australia has dropped hints that special editions are coming before production ceases in October 2016, which may also include Special Value Packs (SVP’s) in addition to the Sprint, to commemorate 56 years of proud Falcon heritage. We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.

2016 Ford Falcon Sprint seat

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.

  • jojo

    Seats are from a Sprint, the other pics are of XR8’s.
    The dual exhaust on one side is because the other side doesn’t get fitted until further down the line.

    • JimmySando

      I agree Jojo. You can even see the yellow pod filter on the XR8 on the front end shots.

  • A

    If Ford were so proud of the Falcon they would keep building it… They have no pride whatsoever nor shame.

    • Trent

      lol righto, they aren’t building it any longer because lack of sales….. you can’t blame ford, if people support the local economy and got these local cars, they’d still be in production and the workers would still have jobs….

    • Scott

      what a wanker you are…
      UNIONS driving the cost of labour through the roof has brought manufacturing to its knees in this country.. HOLDEN TOYOTA & FORD + allied industries.
      Its dumbarses like you that make Australians look stupid. duh!

  • Uarks

    Got to get one of these Sprints

  • Paul

    Another bagged up falcon your cooked ford

  • Paul

    What you need to do aha it’s to late what you should have done who cares any more

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