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  Ford BA Falcon V8 Supercar

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Country of origin:Australia
Produced in:2003
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionFord's 2003 Falcon V8 Supercar turned its wheels in public for the very first time this morning, in a special preview prior to the start of the 2002 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 at Bathurst. Driven by Ford legend, five-time Australian Touring Car Champion Dick Johnson, with Ford Australia President Geoff Polites in the passenger seat, the new 2003 Ford Falcon V8 Supercar turned two laps of the famous Mount Panorama track. Adding to the historic moment and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ford's famous Bathurst 1-2 victory of 1977, the original XC Falcon racecars were also demonstrated by victorious drivers Allan Moffat and Colin Bond.

A wall of fireworks along the main straight greeted the 2003 Ford Falcon V8 Supercar as it began its demonstration laps, sounding superb as Johnson stretched the new car's legs on the 6.21km Mt Panorama circuit for the very first time. The first-ever V8 Supercar to be built by the same engineering and manufacturing expertise used to develop the new Ford Falcon road car, this initial 2003 racer will be used by the company for technical development. Knowledge gained from this factory program will be shared with all Ford's teams. Ford's first 2003 Ford Falcon V8 Supercar took 18 months to build. It is also the first car built to the new V8 Supercar 'project blueprint' rules developed in close liaison with TEGA (the Touring Car Entrants Group), which for the first time in 2003 will align the Falcon and Holden racers more closely.

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