There is also a review in Autobild 6/2004 which I can't seem to get a copy of. Seems like various german mags are printing the XR6 reviews now that were conducted at the same time as wheels euro Turbo test.
www.xrclub.com Habe zu weihnachten meinen neuen wagen gekriegt. 2002 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo 4 liter DOHC sechs , GT40 turbo , 320PS Gruesse Peter]Old one from South Africa[/URL]
From the aforementioned german article using the aforementioned translater...
Have a laugh :)
Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo: falcon's hunt
Car manufacturers of Australia still build real Muscle-Cars - with V6 engine, 326 HP and 450 newton meters of maximum torque. Ford Falcon costs Australian dollar in the turbo-version XR6 46.005 shown here what corresponds to 27.548 Euros. For it the Aussie gets a stately 4-door model in the 4.90-meter format under whose bonnet a four liters Reihensechszylinder slumbers. He brings it thanks to turbo-pressure on 326 HP and a maximum torque of 450 newton meters. The whole will transfer, as it is proper for a real muscle car, on the back wheels. There is not the high tech ingredient natural in the euroland ESP for the Falcon yet against surcharge. An impulse slip regulation must be enough to hold the power in bridle.
The automatic gear which is available alternatively to a five-speed-hand circuit is removed light years from the 6-current to 7-current master's mechanics of the European noble products: It is content with four ways.
And the engine of the Falcon XR6, a very wide Reihensechszylinder with one after old fathers custom downpour-iron block, comes at the heart of his crankshaft still from the sixties. The block crowns a red dyed cylinder head in which two camshafts with variable adjustment rotate and operate a total of 24 valves. In addition the turbocharger with loading air cooler? and from goes? s.
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The Australians have well managed the vote of the loading with only one turbocharger. The achievement characteristic of the 4-liter resembles that of a far bigger dummy. And the run culture proves once again that six have starting cylinders here a construction-conditioned advantage in lining up and limb.
Should the customer wish a little bit more steam, the friendly Ford trader must not decline regretting. A V8 dowry of the American mother in Dearborn near Detroit can be likewise inserted in the Falcon. This eight-cylinder engine comes from the so-called modular family, owns 5.4 liters of cubic capacity, four camshafts recumbent on top and four valves per cylinder. His achievement: 354 HP. However, the sportier, more model laid out on flink handling characteristics remains the Falcon with the turbo-6-cylinder.
With his strength for little money the Falcon stands in the tradition of an American auto-type which allowed to go to ruin in the sixties the baby Boomers to hundred thousands to the HP mania. They came into being after the simple prescription of a big engine in a relatively compact bodywork. A great-grandfather of the Falcon took even the rally from Monte Carlo under the wheels.
<!-- --> Zachary DeLorean created a smash hit
At that time a man called John Zachary DeLorean gave the starting signal for the power Race of the muscle models. Exactly that, by the way, which attained later sad fame: When he suffered wreck by own sports car which came into being in a factory subsidized by the British government in Northern Ireland, and afterwards got in suspicion, with cocaine money to the rescue of his ambitious project fork out to want.
DeLorean created as a head of the GM division Pontiac a smash hit called GTO. Thereupon Henry Ford, a secret admirer of the GM organization, stole the GM manager Bunkie Knudsen, an explained Leistungsfreak. To fire him some time later again. Wild times by wild cars.
Ford HP swanks could never become really dangerous for the GM competition. This succeeds, irony of the history, only now in Australia where Ford Falcon to the lovely Commodore knitted after similar prescription moves close on the fur.
His coupé version lovely Monaro stretches the curve to the muscle history again: with stylistic and engineering changes he becomes the Pontiac GTO of the 21st century.
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