Birth of a car.
BA Falcon production line. The final line, where the engine, transmission, brakes and running gear are put into the car
Government gives Ford Bara a push
The Ford Falcon and Territory six-cylinder engine is to become leaner and greener.
A $28 million Federal Government research and development grant is likely to extend the life of the Geelong-designed and built Barra in-line motor.
There was a risk Ford Australia could stop making the engine and get a replacement from the global Ford family.
But the investment shows the engine has a long-term future.
Ford is tight-lipped about how it will spend the grant, though a key goal will be to reduce the engine's emissions in line with stricter standards beyond 2010.
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