GALLERY: Ford farewells its legendary Falcon XR8
IT'S been the first time in a while I've been behind the wheel of the legendary Ford Falcon XR8.
And it might very well be my last.
For anyone not clued in on the motoring news, this fine specimen (pictured) as of July next year will no longer cease to exist, except for those enthusiasts among the Ford enthusiasts who own them.
The legendary icon will officially become a legend next year to make way for something (at this stage) top secret! Shhhhh!
Suffice to say, there were no regrets to spend some quality time with this four-wheeled fast and furious friend on the open road.
Ford Falcon XR8 is engineering craftsmanship at its best.
Combining a formidable driving experience with the kind of features and comforts you'd expect to find in a luxury car, the Falcon XR8 is the ultimate demon drive.
XR8 features pulse-racing adrenaline pumping power and performance with exceptional handling to give you a truly exhilarating drive.
A mean exterior, front wide grill and enormous sports-like wheel arches along with 19" alloy wheels makes for an aerodynamic and aesthetic looking ride.
Under the hood is an intense 5L 32V SC V8 engine pumping 335kW of power at 5750 rpm and 570Nm of torque at 2200 - 5500 rpm.
The result is an explosive gust of power when you want it, with the roar of the engine to stretch a smile across the circumference of your face.
Enjoy a superior driving experience with advanced new engine technologies and the latest high performance engineering and tuning.
The 6-speed automatic transmission employs advanced mechatronic units that deliver precise control and refinement to all six gears.
Moving inside, Ford Falcon XR8 provides intuitive controls that put the driver in full command of comfort, climate and a wide range of driving aids and information.
The interior features hands-free music and entertainment, voice activated climate control, hands free phone and voice activated satellite navigation to keep your focus time more on the road ahead rather than through a maze of buttons and commands.
Ford Falcon XR8 also employs the most advanced technologies to ensure that everyone travels in safety and security.
Features such as fatigue warning, passenger safety cell, airbags, follow-me-home lighting, front and rear parking sensors, emergency assistance, reverse camera, dynamic stability control and intelligent safety system come standard on the XR8.
For more information or to own a piece of Ford history, visit Tropical Auto Group today.