Ford Falcon Won’t See U.S. Shores, But its Supercharged 5.0L V8 Might

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Ford Falcon Won’t See U.S. Shores, But its Supercharged 5.0L V8 Might

Contrary to a rather exciting recent report that’s been circulating, Ford won’t be bringing the Falcon to U.S. shores, meaning we won’t get to appreciate some Ford of Australia engineered RWD V8 sedan goodness unless we book a day long flight to down under. Original plans to bring the Falcon to the U.S. (requiring Ford of Australia to engineer a new left-hand drive version of the car) were reportedly canned in 2008 and have not been revived.

It’s not all bad news, however, with Ford still likely to bring the Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) Falcon GT’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine to America. Execs at the Blue Oval’s Aussie division have confirmed their desire to export this new engine, which in the top-level Falcon makes 449-hp and 420 ft-lbs of torque.

As for what it would be used for, both the Mustang and Ford Raptor are obvious choices.

[Source: Car & Driver]

  • Danny

    Stupid people! i hate it when the USA doesn’t get any imported/badass cars! And to make matters worse, I live in the USA! Grrrrr!!!! >:(

  • Noel

    It’s going to be another landmark catastrophe if Ford doesn’t bring the Falcon to the States. Never mind the fact that the XA, XB & XC lines weren’t available to us in the 70’s, who thought that wasn’t a good idea? The Falcon has so much to offer it should be criminal not to do it. Hey Ford, listen closely; bring the Falcon home! Oh yeah, where do I place my pre-order?

  • Mfoster136

    Ford/Lincoln is my brand of choice. Have an LS and Mark Viii time for something new but ford offers no rear drive sedans. Would love a Falcon or a modern contiental. Thinking about Charger, what a waste thought they were going global??

  • Rodney McGiveron

    G’day Noel from Australia, You are so right…The current FG Falcon and G6E Turbo are just plain awesome cars..At any level of the range they are refined , powerful , attractive rides and leave Holden (General Motors) here for dead..Sadly Ford Australia can’t get a look in , in the States with a car that’s been built continuously since 1960 here as the company mainstay. 
    I’ve had three…a 1984 XE , a 1996 EF series 2  and for the past 8 happy years a 2001 AU series 2, Can’t bear the the thought of getting rid of her…Unfortunately the 2014 Falcon may well be the last rear wheel drive model…and after that the world platform will be upon us. This GREAT Australian icon will be consigned to history..really sad for us Falcon devotees..Cheers to you.. Rod..

  • The-Oncoming-Storm

    I’m still waiting for GM to import some of their Australian cars. This car looks nice, but damn, it just ain’t as hot as the GM Australia cars.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dwright71 David Wright

    Stupid people!. i hate when people like you make and leave stupid comments for everyone to see. The USA does get imported/badass cars! you fucking retard. Now do us all a big favor and go punch yourself in the face for making an ass clown of yourself. Grrrr!!!! >:(

  • Robert Greene

    Can I buy a falcon and ship to usa

  • Ancient Avian Anomaly

    i think he meant getting badass cars from an american car manufacturer… throw in a tampon nancy and don’t throw insults out there when someone is making a harmless opinion. the falcon would be a welcomed addition to the family in the states.