After a reasonable delay, CGIAutomotive is back and available in perfect time for the launch of what critics are calling the most important Australian vehicle Ford Motor Company has ever made. Continuing a long line of Ford impressions, we present the Falcon G8E. With 2008’s FG model, Ford has gone toe-to-toe with GM Holden’s VE Commodore in safety, power output and the model line-up. Notably, the antiquated Fairlane nameplate - once the symbol of the car’s luxury spec - has been replaced by the ‘G Series’.
But where Holden’s Calais V8 remains its most popular luxury equivalent, Ford is less eager to flaunt the aged 290kw Boss V8 that is found in the XR8 performance model. Such an omission, naturally, has disappointed. Using computer techniques, we have toyed with the idea of a Calais V competitor and come up with the G8E: a hybrid of both G and XR spec Falcons, and something we think will excite, and something we feel will fill the gap for customers of the new Falcon.
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