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17 Dick Johnson Racing Team FG Falcon
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Ford
Ford logo
900,000 CR
Model year: 2011
Performance Index: R3 709
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
SPEED
7.2
HANDLING
7.2
ACCELERATION
8.5
LAUNCH
7.2
BRAKING
7.2
Advanced Performance
Power: 630 HP (469 kW)
Torque: 465 lb ft (630 N·m)
Weight: 2987 lbs (1354 Kg)
Front: 55%
Displ: 4.9 L
Power/weight: 464 HP per ton

346 kW per ton


If you want evidence of the divergent paths that stock car racing took in the United States and Australia, the Ford FG Falcon V8 Supercar is a good place to start. First of all, unlike its American counterparts, under the livery is a legitimate production FG Falcon bodyshell, with some modification to incorporate some safety equipment and to even the field with rival VE Commodores. Likewise, the road-going FG Falcon is rear-wheel drive, another commonality. From there, however, things diverge. There’s the 600-plus horsepower 5-liter race engine, competition-specific sequential transmission, and racing brakes. All FG Falcon V8 Supercars are capable of exceptional performance, but a quick drive without traction aids should give you a firm respect for the skill of the drivers in this series—the extreme performance is due to the cars being on the knife-edge of their performance envelope, and it takes some serious driving to get the most out of them without overdoing it. That being said, the FG Falcon is a strong competitor in a type of stock car racing that is truly an Australian original.

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