Ford Australia has finally announced details and pricing for the new 2016 Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint, based on the last ever Falcon, the FG X.
These have been put together as a last hurrah for the Falcon before it unfortunately goes out of production, forever. Both Sprint models are strict limited editions, with just 550 versions of the XR6 and 850 examples of the XR8 Sprint going up for grabs – 50 XR6 Sprints and 100 XR8 Sprints going to New Zealand.
As suspected, the new XR6 Turbo Sprint uses the 4.0-litre turbocharged straight six engine from the old FPV F6. It produces 325kW and 576Nm, with an overboost function that provides up to 370kW.
For the XR8 Sprint, power comes from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 belting out 345kW and 575Nm. There is also an overboost function that provides up to 400kW.
To make sure the otherwise skittish rear end of the Falcon stays planted, both special editions use a sporty staggered tyre and wheel size. The exact measurements haven’t been confirmed but it is expected to comprise of 19- by 9.0-inch rear wheels wearing 245 front and 275 rear tyres.
Further separating the Falcon Sprint editions is a unique rear wing and decals, and the wheels themselves are also bespoke to the Sprint. Inside, there’s Sprint-embroidered seats as previously spotted, as well as unique Sprint gauge cluster and the SYNC 2 multimedia system.
The new models will officially hit showrooms in May. Prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs). If you’re interested, we’d suggest you get in quick to make a deposit.
2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint – $54,990 (auto only)
2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint manual – $59,990
2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint auto – $62,190
- New front fog-lamp surround, with cut out vent in bumper
- New stripe decal in signature hockey stick style
- New Sprint badge (Rear)
- New Sprint mudguard badge (Side)
- Indicator moved to wing mirror – body coloured for XR6
- ‘Sprint’ scuff-plates
- Black headlamp bezels
- Body coloured deck-lid Applique
- Staggered 19-inch alloy wheels in black
- Premium 6-Piston (Front), 4-Piston (Rear) Brembo Brakes in unique Gold colour
- Numbered build plates for each model – both located on the engine
- Rear Deck spoiler in black
Same features as XR6 Sprint; plus
- Silhouette black painted roof
- Black wing mirrors
XR6 & XR8 Sprint
- Unique Sprint Interior – featuring Sprint Seat Package of Leather/Lux Suede trim
- Interior Electro-Chromatic Mirror
- Interior Command Centre, including dual zone climate control and high-series audio
- Unique Shifter assembly and surround
- Manual shifter for V8 gets “Sprint” labelled shifter
- Unique Gauge Cluster with “Sprint” logo
- SYNC 2 with satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity
Exterior Body Colour
Falcon XR6 Sprint
Falcon XR8 Sprint
|Winter White (solid paint)|