Street Machine - - Wheeling & Dealing -

PRICE GUIDE: $27,000-$40,000

THE facelifted FG X was the up­grade that took the whole Fal­con thing to its fi­nal rest­ing place. But it’s sig­nif­i­cant that the Turbo was there the whole way, and re­mained a big seller right to the end. So pop­u­lar was the con­cept that Ford de­cided that, as part of its last hur­rah, it would write a love let­ter to us petrol­heads in the form of two very spe­cial mod­els: the XR8 Sprint and XR6 Sprint.

The XR8 Sprint got the blown Mi­ami en­gine from the FPV GT, while the XR6 Sprint got a 325kw/576nm tune, mak­ing it eas­ily the fastest of its kind. Ever. And also the last. Sniff. You’ll prob­a­bly be lucky to ever see an XR6 Sprint in the wild, as most were bought by col­lec­tors and shed­ded for a big cash-in in a few years. We get it, but it’s still a shame. And mod­i­fy­ing one? For­get about it.


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