07 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Sprint

Badge revival for turbo-six a fi tting farewell gift

ON THE, er, sprint towards the Falcon's October 2016 demise, we can see not just the return of a famous badge but the return of an era when six cylinders outpaced eight.

The Sprint is expected to house the 310kW/570Nm 4.0-litre turbo six from the FPV F6, while the upgraded suspension and brake package introduced with the FPV GT R-Spec is also expected to migrate underneath the XR6 Turbo for the first time.

If demand for the XR8 is any indication itself also expected to be offered in Sprint guise Ford will have a hard time building enough of these fast Falcons as fans clamour to own one last slice of Aussie muscle.