Ford Falcon XR8 

  • 2003
  • 348 HP 5.4L
 
It's quicker, less thirsty, looks more attractive, and handles better, all for exactly the same money.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2008)
Australian prices are likely to make an American blanch (A$45,490 with six-speed manual and A$44,990 with six-speed auto), but in its home market, these numbers are competitive.
by MotorTrend (Apr, 2008)

Data points Key details of the Ford Falcon XR8

Horsepower

Falcon XR8
348 HP
GT500 Coupe
550 HP
GT 86
197 HP

Torque

Falcon XR8
368 ft-lb
GT 86
150 ft-lb
GT500 Coupe
511 ft-lb

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Ford Falcon XR8

www.supercars.net
The latest edition to Ford's rich performance car heritage is powered by a 5.4-litre V8 boasting quad camshafts, four valves per cylinder, high flow cylinder heads and stainless steel extractors.
The Boss 260 is mated to a Tremec T3650 five-speed manual gearbox designed to handle high torque applications, linked to a 3.23 axle ratio.
10
Dec

Ford Falcon XR8

www.supercars.net
The XR8 shares its major equipment specifications with the XR6 Turbo and is differentiated by its engine and signature bonnet power bulge.
February 17 2008 - Ford Australia today unveiled the all-new FG Falcon range, showcasing all-new exterior and interior architectures and designs, an all-new front suspension, new powertrains with more power, more torque and improved fuel economy, and an advanced safety package.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ford
Year 2003

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/LSD, Traction Control
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.23:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 203

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.37 lb/hp
Maximum hp 348 HP @ 5,250 RPM
Maximum torque 368 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,408 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.52:1
Bore/stroke 3.55 in / 4.17 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,957 lb
Width 73.4 in
Height 56.5 in
Length 193.7 in
Front track width 61.4 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in
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