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In celebration of its 50th birthday in Australia, Ford is planning to add a supercharged version of the Coyote V8 into the Falcon XJ8. Federal vehicle certification information obtained by GoAuto reveals Ford Australia has received a formal approval for an XR8 Falcon powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that delivers 422 horsepower at 6500rpm. The 5.0-liter V8 is the same engine used in the new 2011 Ford Mustang GT.
The approved document identifies the Falcon XR8 will continue to be the only V8 Falcon model, but it does not mean that it is guarantee to reach production.
Ford plans to introduce the new supercharged V8 to compete with the Falcon’s main rival, the Holden Commodore SS. While Ford has already ceased XR8 production, sources indicate that the supercharged V8 will not start until late in the third quarter of 2010 until it has complete a new design of the Falcon XR8.
Well, that seems to get a lot of Australians excited. We don’t mind to have the Falcon XR8 in the States either.