If the we didn’t have enough reasons to mourn the loss of Ford’s Performance Vehicle division in Australia, here’s just one more that’s sure to make any Aussie-inclined Blue Oval enthusiast well up in tears.
The masculine display of disregard for exotic machinery from this classic Ford Falcon GT shows just how magnificent Aussie grit can be. When brand-new, this Falcon GT had up to 300+ hp from its 351 cubic-inch V8 in Phase III form. And even in its old age, the automobile sure hasn’t lost any of its grunt.
After being challenged to an impromptu acceleration showdown by an unsuspecting Lamborghini driver, the Falcon GT struts its stuff in a way that only an American V8 can do. And don’t even get us started on that exhaust note.
To witness the grudge match for yourself, enjoy the show below (and to those with sensitive ears, here’s a heads-up for language that’s not kid- or office-friendly).