In a burst of positive news from Ford Australia comes confirmation of a Falcon XR8 production increase.

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As local manufacturing winds down to its inevitable 2016 end, Australian muscle car lovers have stood firm behind the Blue Oval’s flagship V8 model.

“We have been buoyed by the amazing customer interest and demand for the XR8,” said David Katic, Ford general manager of marketing, of the increase. “It’s been a runaway success and our dealers have been asking for more.

“As a result we’ve been working closely with our key stakeholders to find a way of increasing production; which we can now confirm.”

Upon the FG X Ford Falcon XR8’s release, Ford’s internal sales expectation was set at 1200 units. Given the strong enquiry level, that number has now been increased to 2800, in a win-win for manufacturers, employees and buyers alike.

Effectively a FPV GT RSPEC beneath the skin, the 335kW/570Nm XR8 (available from $53,490 plus on-road costs; $1000 more than its 2014 price) boasts further refinements to ensure it is a fitting swansong to Ford’s locally-produced muscle car heritage.

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