XR6 Turbo @ Powercruise 2010
Taipan Motorsport is very proud of both our pit girls (Marta and Camilla)
for there outstanding efforts over the weekend at Powercruise Syd 2010.
Hope you enjoyed the ride Marta. From all the team at Taipan, thanks girls
For those wondering, I did crank the Boost above our Dyno shootout effort just for
Marta, wouldn't you?
Massive shout out to the Team at MR HDT, you guys are the Big Guns of the
event not the cars.
Special thanks to Troy and Michael from turbo Smart, your products are the reason Marta
had such a good time.
Special thanks to CV Performance, your the man Con.
To all the Team at Taipan, Michael, Damian and Scott, funs over, back to
Ford Falcon 50th Anniversary Plant tour.mp4
Drive though Ford plant in an XM Falcon with 19 other Falcons, in the
factory, down the assembly lines, where this car was born 46 years ago, on
the Falcon's 50th birthday in Australia, 28 June 2010. Thank you Ford, for
a great day!
Ford unveils the FG Falcon
Ford has taken the covers of its much hyped new FG Falcon. The exterior
showed off a more chiseled look than its predecessor, obviously inspired by
Ford kinetic design language already seen in the Mondeo. Sales start in
May, and the FPV high-performance versions will go on-sale June 2.
FG is the last hurrah for the Falcon as a unique Australian car. In 2010 it
trades its iconic locally-built 4.0-litre inline 6 for an imported V6. In
2012-13 it should adopt an all-new architecture that should be shared
globally amongst Ford's rear-wheel drive vehicles including the legendary
Mustang sports car. Long
term, Ford has yet to guarantee Falcon will continue to be locally-built.
While not a clean-sheet like Holden's 2006 VE Commodore, the FG is a
massive update of the BA/BF generation that includes all-new sheetmetal and
interior, upgraded engines and chassis and a claimed improvement in safety
structure that is expected to yield the first five star NCAP safety rating
for an Australian-built car. Front and side-front airbags will be standard
on all Falcon sedans, while only the entry-level XT misses out on curtains.
A reversing camera will be standard on higher level models. Stability
control will be standard on all models. Inside Ford is claiming an improved
driving environment and class-leading space, exploiting the new car's
flatter roof, slimmer doors, slimmer doors and all-new design. Egress and
ingress to the rear seat has been addressed with new wider-opening doors, a
big criticism of the old car.
Ford has crafted three distinct exterior looks for FG sedan to reflect the
three model channels that have been created. Significantly, all of them
will now wear the Falcon badge. Unsurprisingly the most conservative looker
is the XT, which continues as the base model aimed at fleet and family
markets. The Futura has been dropped. Next up are the more upmarket looking
Falcon G-Series models. G6 replaces Fairmont and G6E (E is for Europe)
replaces Fairmont Ghia. The G6E turbo
employs the 4.0-litre turbo previously
reserved for the XR6. The successful XR sports model lineup has the most
aggressive looks. Its lineup is familiar, including the base model XR6, the
XR6 turbo and the XR8, which is the only
V8 left in the lineup. The Falcon ute lineup hasn't been fully revealed,
but expect it to be trade oriented, in contrast to Holden's ute which
chases recreational customers. There will be an XR8 at the top of the
range, but like all other Falcon utes will continue to have leaf springs.
And there will be a Falcon wagon, but it will be a barely altered BF III
that stays in the range as a 'tool of trade' vehicle, with a leaf spring
rear-end and single 4.0-litre engine choice. Again, this contrasts with
Holden's racier Sportwagon. The FPV lineup now comprises seven models.
Stablity control is now standard on all models, there is a new six-speed
manual transmission and some names have changed. However, the GT and GT-P
badges continue. FPV has played a key role in the mainstream FG's engine
updates, donating its old 290kW 5.4-litre V8. The FG's turbo six is also uprated to 270kW while the
standard 4.0 is little changed in terms of outputs. However it does get a
five-speed auto to replace the old four-speed and this helps improve fuel
economy. The other engines are claimed to be thriftier too, something Ford
attributes to engine development work and a tiny 10kg lift in FG's kerb
weight. Ford's weight achievements in part due to the expensive decision to
use aluminium for some front suspension components. Chassis-wise, this is
also the area of major change as FG adopts the Virtual Pivot pioneered by
the Territory. The rear Control Blade suspension has been fettled, but
remains fundamentally the same. Add in new monotube dampers and improved
steering Ford promises this will be the best handling and riding Falcon
Ford XR50 FAULT
Any one having this problem or know of it??? I start the car and it comes
up with System comms fault followed by Vehicle immobilized and won't start
iv had the car back to the dealers 4 times and the cars only 2 months old.
Fist time back was told something was loss and they fixed it. Second time
they replaced the cluster. Forth time they had it for 4 days but could not
find anything wrong because it would not do it. And now the forth time with
only 4,000ks on the clock they replaced the battery.
TD FG Falcon Introduction 11-05-2008 D
Next part of this episode of Test Drive, the introduction of the new FG
Falcon. Ok, lotsa new stuff on the Falcon, but, in the real world, away
from the sissy-bars and lesbian-encouraging female-only-gyms, what point is
it all and will it be suitable in ten or more years? Yeah, that's right,
most of the stuff in the cabin of the new Falcon will be obsolete and
useless in a few years. Like the recent models that had stereos that could
not easily be upgraded or altered (meaning the average second-hand car
buyer had no use for the Falcon, which diminishes its value on the
second-hand market and onlookers translate that to the new cars and so buy
Commodores, Magnas, Camry's or foreign-built cars)these lovely new cars
will have a much lower value in coming years than that of a Commodore of
the same age. It's all well and good to have lots of beaut toys in the cab,
but they've got to be able to be usable in ten to twenty years and
upgradability should be paramount on the minds of the car's developers;
alas it is not.
Falcon XR6 50the anniversary
50 years in the making. This is the best yet. Sunburst in colour...she
looks great. Visit http://macarthurford.com.au/
BTA Motorsports 1000hp 'Monster' Ford F6 turbo
Just how far can you push the tried and proven Ford straight six? This is
what we try to find out with our project "Monster" F6.
The goal? A 1000hp engine in a street package. The result? 1300hp+ from the
engine with 992.8hp at the rear wheels.
For more info, check out the Project F6 build blog:
Part 1 - http://www.btamotorsports.com.au/index.php/project-xr6-1000/
Part 2 -
Part 3 -
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