Ford AU 2000 Falcon XR8 '00
Appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo PSP
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Manufacturer Ford/Tickford
Drivetrain FR[2]
Engine 5000cc Ford Windsor SVO V8
Max Power 610HP
Max Torque 635Nm
Length 4,970 millimetres (196 in)
Width 1,860 millimetres (73 in)
Height 1,360 millimetres (54 in)
Weight 1,350 kilograms (3,000 lb)

The Ford Falcon XR8 (Tickford Falcon XR8 in earlier games) is an Australian Race Car produced by Ford/Tickford. It is powered by a highly modified 302 cubic inch (5 liter) OHV Windsor SVO V8 which puts out figures of 610 horsepower and 623 Foot Pounds of torque. Because of this power, the car tends to suffer from small amounts of oversteer when given a spirited drive around a track.

The Car[edit | edit source]

File:Falcon XR8 Twin Ring Motegi.JPG

Falcon XR8 in action.

This specific car was driven by 2-time V8 Supercar Champion Glenn Seton during the 2000 season of the V8 Supercars Australia Championship, where he drove it to a respectable finish of 5th place out of 74 drivers classified in the championship that year with 5 Podium Places, including a 13th place at the most difficult race of the year; the 2000 FAI Bathurst 1000, a demanding 1000km (622mi) race around the Mount Panorama circuit, situated in Bathurst, NSW, Australia.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive
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