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post #1 of 97 (permalink) Old 02-27-03, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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New Fairlane G220

An all-new performance version will spearhead Ford's prestige line-up when the BA Fairlane launches later this year.

The Fairlane G220 will redefine the term prestige performance car with a heady mix of standard Barra 220 5.4-litre V8 engine, responsive sports tuned Control Blade IRS, 17-inch alloy wheels and a range of interior options to set it apart from its long wheel base siblings.

Inside, occupants will immediately notice the new red leather seats and the absence of woodgrain inserts, replaced by a futuristic brushed aluminium finish.

"This is the luxury car that lifts you out of the back seat and puts you firmly behind the driver's wheel," Market and Sales Vice President Bruce McDonald said.

"The BA Falcon has redefined its market in terms of performance and handling, and the Fairlane will do the same in its segment.

"Our engineers are talking about the handling of the prototype vehicles as cars that defy their generous dimensions."

While the performance oriented Fairlane G220 is aimed at a younger market, traditional Fairlane Ghia and LTD buyers have not been overlooked with a sumptuous interior of warm charcoal leather, lashings of woodtrim, plush ride and outstanding levels of comfort.

The long wheelbase versions of BA will feature all the upgrades that helped make the new Falcon the most awarded car of 2002.

An all-new exterior and interior design, new engines and the much-lauded Control Blade IRS will all combine to make the BA Fairlane and LTD class leaders.

"Fairlane is a special car for Ford Australia. We created the locally built long wheelbase segment with the revolutionary ZA Fairlane in 1967 and the BA version represents nearly 40 years of fine tuning that concept," McDonald said.

The new Fairlane, G220 and LTD will go on sale on July 1. Pricing will be released at launch.
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post #3 of 97 (permalink) Old 02-27-03, 02:46 PM
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It looks like Ford got the chrome strips for the headlights out of the Audi A6 parts bin and then decided they had to use up that big stock pile of chrome.

BUT WHO CARES! it is a hell of improvement over the AU and I'm also pleasently surprised to see a third model in the LWB line up.

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I am terrified to see how heavy this thing will be.

220kw? Gee, thats going to rocket 2000kg of metal around. Real performance...

256rwkw @ 1920kgs
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Thanks for the pics RPO83! Certainly looks a lot better than AU, thats for sure... Don't have any pics of the rear of the thing do you?
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Looks like they got the grill off the pre-AU fairlane ...
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Looks pretty classy.

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Yeah, I wanna see the arse end too!! What about a 6 cylinder Fairlane?

And the AU Fairlane was one mighty car with 17" wheels chucked on it, the TL50 (with 18's) was all class you baggers

I'd imagine the G stand for Ghia and 220 for the 220kw engine, but it's the name of an old graphics card people
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In black it looks like a hearse.

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