Australia has become a unique market for American automaker Ford and it’s no more evident than in the growing popularity of the Falcon GT (the Mustang representative in the Land Down Under).

Now it appears that Ford has a surprise for its Australian customers because the fastest Ford Falcon GT ever created is set to debut at the upcoming Australian International Motor Show in October.

No technical details have been officially announced, but it’s expected that the car, which has been codenamed as "Panther," will carry a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces an impressive 449 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and 420 lb/ft of torque at 2,200 rpm. This allows the car to hit 0-62 mph in just five seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

The Falcon GT Panther is also looking at carrying a set of 19" wheels to go with tuning work done on the suspension to make it sportier, as well as stability control systems, and an upgraded transmission to improve its overall handling.

Expect more details of the Ford Falcon GT "Panther" when it makes its debut at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2012.

Note: Photo is of the Ford Performance Vehicle GT Black Limited Edition

  • 2013 Ford Falcon GT Panther
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    six-speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    449
  • Torque @ RPM:
    420
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    5 sec.
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10 comments:

  (600) posted on 07.26.2012

They must have some units of it on United States.

  (314) posted on 07.26.2012

If Falcon made its success on Australia, why not having it on United States?

  (453) posted on 07.24.2012

Falcon made its journey well in Australia. No wonder the next Falcon will launch also on that continent.

  (399) posted on 07.24.2012

It’s raining on black finishing. I noticed that most of the upcoming and production cars, they are all covered in matte black. Is it because they want to achieve sporty appearance?

  (517) posted on 07.20.2012

US or Australia, it doesn’t matter on what and which place. What matter is that this has a lower fuel economy than AMG Roadster.

  (831) posted on 07.19.2012

YES, I agree. Bring it in the states so a lot of people can see this new model.

  (600) posted on 07.18.2012

If this has the mostly positive response, there is no reason not to let this Panther make it run to production.

  (596) posted on 07.17.2012

Bring it on India and that’s a better idea.

  (553) posted on 07.16.2012

Why you guys demand for this Panther to bring on States? It usually has a greater potential in Australia.

  (1) posted on 07.13.2012

Bring this car to the States! Do not change the name. Ford needs a good 4-door representative.

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