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Modified Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Cranks Out 600 Wheel Horsepower: Video

Even in stock form, the Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo is a formidable machine. It’s packing a turbocharged Ford 4.0L inline six-cylinder engine that produces 362 horsepower and 393 pound-feet of torque, which is mated to a fortified FoMoCo six-speed manual transmission and limited-slip rear differential. The Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo is also surprisingly quicker than its V8 counterpart, the XR8.

Like most modern performance vehicles, the XR6 Turbo is capable of producing much, much more power, however. And the subject of this video has in fact received a bit of a boost, to the tune of 600 horsepower at the wheels.

The engine has been treated to ARP valve springs and head studs, 1,000cc injectors, a Garrett 3582 turbo from a Falcon F6, and an Ultrex four-inch exhaust. The transmission is surprisingly stock, but the owner does plan on installing an external heat exchanger in the near future.

The Falcon has been lowered on a set of Kings springs, but is still running the stock shocks. The brakes are original as well, along with the 18 inch wheels. The owner says that he takes the car to the drag strip occasionally, but not the track, so those things aren’t quite as important. The Falcon ran a 12.0 flat quarter-mile with the stock turbo and around 440 horsepower, so we imagine it’s a bit faster now.

The video’s host certainly seems to think so, as smashing the gas pedal instantly puts a smile on his face. It’s pretty easy to see that once the turbo spools up, this Falcon XR6 Turbo is more than capable of covering ground in a hurry. Plus, if the owner ever feels like he needs more, this platform is plenty capable of it, too.

We’ll have more cool rides like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Falcon news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. fpvfan

    This is why I can’t understand why Ford never offered the Barra I-6 as an ecoboost option in the states (or the falcon for that matter). The Barra 325T made 436hp/425lb ft of torque, which would have put it right between the 450hp/510tq 3.5L TT V6 and the 400hp/415tq 3.0T which would be awesome in the S650 CD6 Mustang, along with the Explorer. Ford doesn’t need a V8 in any of its vehicles at this point as it would do so much better taking the CD6 platform, making a coupe, vert, 4-door coupe, and crossover version of the mustang and dropping in the 2.3L Ecoboost, the 3.0L Ecoboost, an updated version of the Barra 325T (4.0L I-6 Ecoboost), the 450hp/510tq Ecoboost, a 3.0L Hybrid 494hp/630tq Ecoboost and a 660hp/550tq 3.5L Super High Output Ecoboost, offer the same engines in the Explorer. Put the 2.3L, Ecoboost, 2.7L Ecoboost, 2.3L Hybrid Ecoboost, 3.0L Ecoboost and 3.0L Diesel in the new Ranger and Bronco vehicles, offer a 3.0L Ecoboost, 450hp 3.5L Ecoboost, a 3.0L Diesel, a 3.0L Hybrid and a 3.5L Super High Output powertrain in the F150/Expedition and change all of the Super Duty Trucks to electric and drop V8 Diesels for good and change the name to the Ford Atlas 250, Atlas 350 and so on. Make all of the Transit and Transit connect vehicles electric, expand the Mach E lineup with a sports sedan and a roadster/sports coupe, Drop Lincoln completely and just have the vignale lineup on the Expedition and Explorer SUVs along with the F150, the Super Duty (Atlas) and the Mach E. There should be a version of the Mach E with the same power plant as the Cobra Jet 1400. If Ford is planning to take its performance to the next level then Electric and Ecoboost/ Ecoboost-Hybird performance is the way to do it.

  2. Adrian

    Stock shocks with lowered springs can’t be a good idea.


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