2004 Ford Falcon XR6 Runs 10-Second Quarter Mile

2004 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo tuned for drag racing 1 photo
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Specifically, a highly tuned turbocharged Mk II Falcon manages to do the quarter mile in 10.25 seconds at 127.48 miles per hour. And boy does it pack a punch...
As any Aussie car enthusiast would know, this generation of the Falcon is equipped with 4.0-liter forged Barra 240T inline six-cylinder fitted with a Garrett GT40 turbo blowing at 6 psi. With 322 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque sent to the rear axle, this model was a very fast and capable machine for its era.

However, the car you can admire in the video below is anything but stock. Built and tuned by G6 Motorsports, the Aussie vehicle churns out a scarcely believable 724 horsepower at the wheels. If it wasn't for the gawky prominence in the hood, the car would've been the ultimate sleeper roaming the streets of the land down under.

As soon as you lift the bonnet, you'll be taken in by the immaculate engine bay dominated by the big Garrett T51R turbocharger sporting 28 psi of boost and the Plazmaman inlet plenum chamber, all detailed in a sea of polished chrome and candy red accents. Owned by a bloke named Daniel, the car ditches the standard BTR T5 five-speed manual gearbox for a Ford C10 three-speed transmission coupled to a 3,200 rpm converter and a unique ultra heavy-duty racing clutch design.

Calibrated for minimum lag, the upgraded engine ensures maximum aural enjoyment and speed for the man sitting behind the wheel of this weekend dragstrip warrior… and a "lots of tire smoke on demand" feature as well. MT 275/40 semi-slick radial tires are shoehorned on Project D D1R Silver drift series wheels, while the custom exhaust manifold funnels into a whopping 60 mm waste gate.

Thanks to an E85 fuel system conversion, upgraded intercooler visible through the under bumper air intake slot, Brembo brakes and a stiff suspension setup, this car means business both on and off the track. Only the cabin looks factory fresh, the sole customization touches being the Go Baby Go! shift knob and a ejector style start engine button. Did we mention this XR6 can do the 0 to 60 run in just 1.74 seconds?

Play the video below to see how this fine example of the XR6 breed tears the tarmac off the dragstrip.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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