2015 Falcon XR8 Teased Further: Video

Mike Stevens | Jul 22, 2014

Ever wondered how a carmaker goes about determining the best way to camouflage its test cars? Turns out, there's a bit more to it than just taping on a few sheets of vinyl.

To fill you in, Ford Australia has handed down a fourth new teaser for its coming 2015 Falcon sedan today, and the second teaser for the returning XR8.

Today's new video (bottom of article) sees Prototype Build Coordinator, Neil Trickey, describing the steps involved in keeping us from seeing Ford's new models in detail.

Handy, then, that the video offers a new look at a handful of the new XR8's styling features - including a clear shot of the sedan's doors and roofline.

The new video follows a teaser image released last week that reveals the redesigned ‘XR’ badge that will sit in the grille and on the body of the reborn hero.

That image and today's clip combines with shots over the past week that have offered a close-quarters look at the front and rear lights of the updated Falcon.

Official word of the XR8’s return came in November, as Ford moved to inspire enthusiasm for the ‘FH’ Falcon range ahead of its debut later this year - the last Falcon we’re ever likely to see.

The announcement of the long-hoped for return was bittersweet for fans however, with news of the FPV brand’s shutdown coming the same day.

As the last last eight-cylinder in the range, the 2014 XR8 will be driven by the Miami engine that powers models in the FPV range.

Ford has yet to confirm specifications for the ‘new’ XR8, but fans will be hoping for some FPV spirit to be passed down to the - including the 335kW tune of the FPV GT.

That would likely also see other features from the FPV brochure come across to the final XR8, including Brembo brakes and an enhanced suspension package.

Watch this space.

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  • Urban Slime says,
    5 months ago
    5 likes
    Overweight guys with facial hair and FPV jackets will be lining up for one on these mean Taxis. Sad to see the old girl go.
  • markwa says,
    5 months ago
    3 likes
    So great opportunity to get a almost GT spec car without the pricetag then since no more FPV and GT? models to follow.
  • Lindsay says,
    5 months ago
    3 likes
    This "teasing" nonsense reminds me of the development of the 86.
    • Darryl says,
      5 months ago
      8 likes
      Or every other car reveal in history?
      • Lindsay says,
        5 months ago
        3 likes
        That's a bit of an exaggeration, but you do make a good point. It *seems* to be happening a lot more these days.

        It's unimaginative and I hate it. Who gives a damn what a single part looks like in close up and out of context?
  • martin says,
    5 months ago
    "V8s 'til 98!"
    • Urban Slime says,
      5 months ago
      Wow, Wheels circa 1984!
      • martin says,
        5 months ago
        probably the same issue that awarded the Holden Camira car of the year laugh
  • martin says,
    5 months ago
    looks like advertising to me, did they get it out there for free?
  • FrugalOne says,
    5 months ago
    2 likes
    WOW!! looks so new and fresh

    I will NEVER again buy a Aussie [poorly] Made vehicle, overpriced and underdone

    Should have shut up shope decades ago
  • Smart us says,
    5 months ago
    cant wait for v8

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