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Old 05-31-2005, 22:46   #1 (permalink)
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http://carsguide.news.com.au/news/st...E21822,00.html

[A] black AU Falcon sedan with a supercharged engine...sold by Advanced Automotive Components, the company that evolved from the Falcon's originator, Advanced Engine Components.

AAC, through its Sprintex supercharger division, advertised the Falcon 300+ — the "plus" is in reference to the engine's ability to crank out more than 300kW of power — for $50,000.

Even the rare Works chrome-alloy wheels cost $6000 for the set.
A body kit was especially designed for the car, as was the chrome mesh grille and duct panels. The rear spoiler is a two-plane design similar to the XR8 aerofoil fitted to the first AU Falcons series in 1998. The car is lowered, has substantial suspension upgrades and wears huge wheels that are different sizes front and rear.

But the biggest news is under the bonnet. The engine and gearbox come from the US-specced Cobra range, with an all-alloy 4.6-litre V8 replacing the Australian-delivered 5.4-litre cast-iron block version.

Though smaller in capacity, the quad-cam engine is huge and doesn't leave much room in the engine bay.

That's aggravated by the top-mounted Sprintex supercharger that, while a neat fit within the V8's valley, needed more height to fit beneath the standard bonnet. That was fixed courtesy of a fat bonnet bulge, similar to the latest BA Falcon XR bonnet design.

The Tremec six-cog box is positive yet light in its selection and the engine puts its grunt to the ground from idle. The strength of the supercharged mill is the torque, putting down a massive 660Nm at 2800rpm, so most gear changes are unnecessary. It'll rev past 6000rpm quickly with a seamless delivery of power.

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