Here’s why you don’t need a V-8 engine to drive a brutal sedan

Back in 2016, Ford ended production at its Victoria-based plant in Australia, a decision that also put an end to the Falcon, a local nameplate that was first introduced in 1960. With more than 50 decades on the market, the Falcon was extremely popular in Australia, where it competed against another iconic local car, the Holden Commodore, built by GM. Both were discontinued, and both are dearly missed. But Australian streets are still packed with Ford Falcons, and while some are downright mundane, some of them have been turned into high-performance sleepers. FastLowLoud just showcased an XR6 Turbo model that cranks out a whopping 600 horsepower.

This Falcon is an FG-generation model that was built from 2008 to 2014. The XR6 Turbo was the most powerful version featuring the 4.0-liter inline-six Barra engine and slotted just below the V-8-powered XR8 model.

Rated at 362 horsepower and 393 pound-feet of torque, the inline-six wasn't as powerful as the V-8, but the XR6 Turbo was quicker from 0 to 62 mph, which made it a popular choice among performance car enthusiasts.

And while the FPV division used to make beefed-up V-8 models with more than 500 horsepower, some drivers opted to buy the XR6 Turbo and upgrade the six-cylinder engine. And as this video shows, the results can be quite impressive.

This 600-Horsepower Ford Falcon XR6 Comes From Sleeperville
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Engine 4.0-liter inline-six Barra
Horsepower 362 HP
Torque 393 LB-FT

This specific sedan cranks out 600 horsepower, and its acceleration is downright brutal, yet it looks like a regular familiar car. Now that’s a proper sleeper that will put numerous performance coupes, including many newer Ford Mustangs, to shame. Check it out in the video below and find out what mods lurk under the hood and how much it costs to do such an upgrade.

This 600-Horsepower Ford Falcon XR6 Comes From Sleeperville
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Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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