A powerful and extremely cheap Australian rear wheel drive sedan withmore...
a choice of a bulletproof 4 litre straight six and 5.4 litre V8.
Holden fans hate them because they have always been faster and more reliable than the Commodore. The current turbo straight six Falcon will do the quarter mile in low 13's while the Commodore V6 can hardly get out of it's own way.
The Falcon was first built in 1960 based on the Ford Mustang. In 1967 the Falcon GT was released with the 289 Mustang V8 and went on to dominate racing in Australia reaching a height in 1971 with the release of the Ford Falcon GTHO Phase3 which was the fastest four door vehicle in the world and embarassed Holdens much smaller and lighter Toranas.
During the 70's the next generation of Falcons now available with a hardtop and the 250ci six that would become legendary later continued to dominate Holden especially with the locally built Cleveland V8 which urinated all over the Holden 308 V8.
In the 80's the fourth generation Falcon was released with a much lighter and better handling body and thankfully was still rear wheel drive though Ford US had tried to push them to become front wheel drive. Sadly the Cleveland V8 was dropped in 1982 to concentrate on the 250ci. six. The 250ci was heavily reworked now with a alloy crossflow head designed by Honda. The Falcon then went on to nearly send Holden broke as while Holden had gone cheap and simply made their Commodore smaller and kept the pollution gear cho...
The rival to the Australian Holden commodore
Australian sedan ranging from family car up to the sports and luxury models
Seen as a more luxuourious option over the Holden Commodore, many are used as Limousines
While it battles for domination over the Commodore, many would argue it comes off second best as the Holden Commodore holds the most wins in the Bathurst Motor Race, and usually holds higher sales figures and for the sport fans the Commodore has the better look and feel of a sports car
Is the cause of many dinner table arguments as the Holden vs Ford debate is seen as a bit of a religious following in Australia as you are either a Holden Man or a Ford Man
My Commodore would beat your falcon in a race anyday