The Chevy SS/ Holden Commodore is well known as one of the more modest RWD V8 sedans you can have with a manual gearbox. But a similar car that is not often talked about is there ford Falcon XR8 Sprint, and now one is on sale.
Although sporting an automatic transmission, this particular 2016 Falcon XR8 Sprint was bought by premcar and updated to “Holy Grail” specs, and only has 90 km (56 mi) on the odometer, which means it is practically brand new. The car was also the last XR8 Sprint ever sold and was the company’s main show car called the P001.
For sale on Australian muscle car sales, the Falcon is finished in Kinetic Blue offset by a set of black wheels and gold brakes. But part of what makes this car so special is the aforementioned Holy Grail package, which includes a die-cast aluminum intake manifold, a triple pass intercooler system, an insulated front-mounted air-to-water heat exchanger, a recalibration motor, a high-performance steering pump motor, a high-performance stainless steel exhaust system, 12-way adjustable coilover suspension and larger, lighter wheels and tires.
Only 100 of these Falcons were made by Premcar with the Holy Grail package, which boosted the car’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8 to 647 hp (657 PS / 483 kW) and 555 lb-ft (753 Nm) of couple. The price for the car isn’t cheap, however, as it’s listed for a hefty AU $ 160,000 (US $ 117,183).