|Ford AU 2000 Falcon XR8 '00|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec|
Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||5000cc Ford Windsor SVO V8|
|Max Power||599 HP|
|Performance Points||594 PP|
|Top Speed||198 miles per hour (319 km/h)|
|Length||4,970 millimetres (196 in)|
|Width||1,860 millimetres (73 in)|
|Height||1,360 millimetres (54 in)|
|Weight||1,350 kilograms (3,000 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.21 kg (4.9 lb) per horsepower|
The Ford Falcon XR8 (Tickford Falcon XR8 in earlier games) is an Australian race car produced by Ford/Tickford. It is powered by a highly modified 302 cubic inch (5 liter) OHV Windsor SVO V8 which puts out figures of 610bhp and 623lb-ft of torque. Because of this power, the car tends to suffer from small amounts of oversteer when given a spirited drive around a track.
The car appears to be the #5, driven by Glenn Seton, who achieved 5th place in the 2000 V8 Supercars Driver's Championship. In the 2000 Bathurst 1000, the car was driven by Seton and Neil Crompton to a 13th place finish.
This specific car was the #5 driven by 2-time V8 Supercar Champion Glenn Seton during the 2000 season of the V8 Supercars Australia Championship, where he drove it to a respectable finish of 5th place out of 74 drivers classified in the championship that year with 5 Podium Places, including a 13th place at the most difficult race of the year; the 2000 FAI Bathurst 1000, a demanding 1,000 km (620 mi) race around the Mount Panorama circuit, situated in Bathurst, NSW, Australia.
"A car with a fantastic history in Australia's popular V8 Supercar Championships."
At the beginning of the 21st century, the V8 Supercars Championship was the most popular form of motorsports in Australia, more so than Formula 1. The races were contested between two makes, the Holden Commodore (General Motors) and the Ford Falcon.
In the second half of the 1990s, the Holden Racing Team dominated the series, but in 2000, the tide began to turn. The reason was because Ford of Australia built a machine specifically intended to usurp the Commodore. The car was called rhe Falcon XR8. It was powered by a 5-liter V8 that pumped out 599 HP. It came mated to a Holinger 6-speed manual gearbox made in Australia, coupled to a 9-in. differential.
The V8 Supercars Championship's main attraction was that the cars were very evenly matched, as a result of strict regulations, which made every race intensely competitive. The cars had to be equipped with identical MoTeC ECUs, as well as imposing limits on the compression ratio and mandating 7,500 rpm rev limiters. Ford's results in 2000 were much better than in the previous year, but the Falcon XR8 managed only one pole and one win, with three 3rd-place finishes. In Australia's most popular race, the Bathurst 1000, the Falcon was able to nab pole position with former 500 cc motorcycle champ Wayne Gardner behind the wheel, but the race was won by a Holden.
This car can be purchased for 1,150,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
As a Standard car, the 2000 Ford Falcon XR8 occasionally appears in the Used Car Dealership, and can be purchased for around 1,200,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 21 car.
This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits.
This car can be bought at the Australian Ford Dealership for 450,000 Credits.
This car can be selected for use in Arcade Mode.
This car can be bought at the Tickford dealership for 1,500,000 Credits. It's also one of 4 prize cars given away to the player upon completing the Super Speedway 150 Mile endurance.