Ford has recently been all about the “One Ford” idea, in which all Ford’s across the globe, will have a few things in common. After the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, we had thought that the next Ford Falcon would share a platform with the front-wheel drive Taurus .
Despite our initial thoughts, it seems that they were wrong. Ford CEO Allan Mulally told reporters that rear-wheel drive vehicles were still a major part of Ford’s business and that the company would continue to make vehicles that customers want to buy.
“When you look at all of the vehicles people want ... there are a set of vehicles that rear-wheel-drive makes a lot of sense (for)," he said, alluding to the likes of the US’s Mustang muscle car and the Australian Falcon that’s predominantly sold here. "We’re going to continue to make what customers really want and value - starting with you [Australians]."
To commemorate 40 years of the GT nameplate in Australia Ford Performance Vehicles created a special-edition of a Falcon GT. This special Falcon GT designed to mark the nameplate’s 40th anniversary in Australia will be sell in just 200 models. This car is tuned for track-day enthusiasts and the chassis underneath will be made available to many more buyers. The Falcon was unveiled at Melbourne Motor Show this year, 40 years after the XR Falcon GT from 1967.All vehicles will be finished in (...) More