Australian media has managed to acquire full technical specifications of the upcoming 2016 Ford Falcon XR Sprint special edition.
According to Motoring, Ford Australia will sell the very last Falcon XR with a turbocharged inline-six 4.0-liter engine producing 436 horsepower (325 kilowatts) and 425 pound-feet (576 newton meters) of torque. Equipped with this motor and an automatic gearbox, the model will carry a starting price of AUD 54,990 which will make it a hefty AUD 11,500 more expensive than the regular XR6 Turbo.
There will also be an XR8 Sprint variant featuring a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 developing a massive 463 hp (345 kW) and 424 lb-ft (575 Nm). It will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox from AUD 59,990 and an automatic transmission from AUD 62,190. Compared to the regular XR8, the Sprint model will set you back an additional AUD 6,500.
Besides the beefier engines, the 2016 Ford Falcon XR Sprint will also come with an upgraded FPV RSPEC chassis and black 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in wider tires. As standard, the cars are going to be equipped with six-piston front and four-piston rear gold-painted brake Brembo calipers that normally are available for an extra AUD 4,500.
Ford Australia doesn’t plan to make a lot of body changes, but there will be modified fog light inserts, bespoke stripes, a black roof, and “Sprint” badging. The cars will also have a numbered engine cover plaque while on the inside the seats will be covered in unique Sprint embroidery.
Production will be capped at 1,400 units, with 1,200 cars heading to Australia and the remaining 200 to New Zealand. The Sprint models are bound to replace the current XR6 Turbo and XR8 once production will kick off next month.
The limited-run edition will serve as a swan song for the factory in Australia which will shut down its operations in October.