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XB Falcon GT
Falcon
Ford
Ford logo
50,000 CR
Model year: 1973
Performance Index: D 293
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
SPEED
4.6
HANDLING
3.7
ACCELERATION
6.5
LAUNCH
5.8
BRAKING
3.7
Advanced Performance
Power: 300 HP (223 kW)
Torque: 380 lb ft (515 N·m)
Weight: 3047 lbs (1382 Kg)
Front: 59%
Displ: 5.8 L
Power/weight: 217 HP per ton

161 kW per ton


It might be the most famous Australian car abroad because not only has it been the star of a major motion picture set in a post-apocalyptic Outback wasteland, it’s also been celebrated as the well-loved first car of a famous Australian actor in the 2009 documentary film Love the Beast. As one of the first all-Australian designed cars from Ford, it was a no-brainer to send the XB Falcon racing. It battled the Holden LH Torana at the most famous Australian race, the Bathurst 1000 (although its very similar predecessor, the XA Falcon, had a bit better luck). However, race and film career aside, the Falcon stands on its own as a car worthy of admiration. With a snarling 300 horsepower 351 “Cleveland” V8 (an American design locally built in Australia and celebrated in large graphics on the side proclaiming “GT 351”) rumbling under the twin-scooped hood, the GT has plenty of punch to back up its spot at the top of the XB Falcon lineup. With less than 1,000 XB GT hardtops produced, this iconic Australian muscle car is a rare bird.

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