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The highway patrol in New South Wales, Australia has a new toy. As part of a community outreach program, it has added a Ford Falcon GT to its stable of pursuit vehicles. Though the car has been fitted with the lights, radio and speed-monitoring tech of its more common cruisers, officers intend use the car more to reach out to young motorsports fans than to run down baddies. So far, it seems to be working. Police took the sedan to the Sydney Dragway at Eastern Creek, and the supercharged Falcon GT had no problem drawing a crowd.

As you may recall, the Falcon GT is the most powerful vehicle to ever roll out of Ford Australia. The four-door boasts 450 horsepower from the factory, though the pursuit model makes closer to 536 hp thanks to tweaks like a new fuel map and free-flowing exhaust. Throw in all of the law-enforcement tech, and this car has a final price tag of over $105,000 at current conversion rates.


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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a fantasy car we can only drive in a video game, thats a good thing.
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must be nice to have a budget that allows for spending on stuff like this...
        brandon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Klep
        I just wish ford would bring the falcon here(being the US for those not stateside). Like GM did with the Commador. (albeit gone again now that Pontiac is gone) Such a gorgeous car, and power to go along with that beauty.
        Simplifythenaddbeer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Klep
        This will have been paid for by Ford. A lot of manufacturers loan or give cars to the Police - I've seen convertible Saabs, Jeeps, even a Smart Car.
          Brodz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Simplifythenaddbeer
          Nah this one is coming out of the NSW budget for Police.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 2 Years Ago
      FORD: BRING THE FALCON TO THE US!!! Dodge has the V8 Chargers, Chevy has the SS on the way.. Ford where is your V8 RWD full size sedan??? Oh, that's right... Australia. Sigh.
      redgpgtp97
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmmmm....v-8, rwd, maybe Ford should bring this here.
        Tirac
        • 2 Years Ago
        @redgpgtp97
        Why so it can sit on dealer lots like the G8? or the Mazdaspeed 6 (AWD turbo sedan people claim they want) or the station wagons? Look i like fast cool cars to but i am realistic enough to know they shouldn't bring it here if they want any want sort of ROI. Now if they want to make the 20 (sarcasm) enthusiasts that will be buy it NEW (<-- important) for whatever price that makes sense for them which said enthusiasts will claim "overpriced" because they know all about what it takes to make get a vehicle to market, then yeah they should bring it here.
      whofan
      • 2 Years Ago
      "One Ford" Show me bring the Falcoln with the Ranger over to the US. The Fiesta, Focus,Escape and Cmax are all starting to look like the same car. We need some Austrailian and American designed Fords. They seem to all come from Germany these days.
      maildefiant
      • 2 Years Ago
      Being Australia...and primarily for the purpose of PR/community outreach...imagine this painted up like the yellow 'Interceptor' Ford XB Falcon from Mad Max: http://www.madmaxmovies.com/mad-max-fans/mad-max-replica-cars/mad-max-mfp/mick-rennie-yellow-xb-interceptor-replica/michael-rennie-xb-replica-rear.jpg
      Brodz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey hey... my tip got posted. Thanks AB
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford....just...why didn't you bring the Falcon over 10 years ago? People have been telling you they wanted this car for FOREVER. The G8 sold like crazy for Pontiac. You need a new police cruiser for the American market and the Falcon is PERFECT. And yet you didn't listen, and continue to run around with your head firmly implanted in your ass not recognizing that the Falcon would sell like crazy in the States. I just.....WHY?!?!? Why won't you just bring it over?!?!?
      Joseph Martinez
      • 2 Years Ago
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      christopher.mott
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mad max would never drive that POS.
      ectullis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gets you to the donut shop faster
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      I remember the aussie cops using a Dodge Viper for a little while. Almost the same bhp, but probably lighter.... http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/attachments/global-auto-news/18957d1302866578-australian-police-cars-viper_b_2.jpg
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