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Ford Falcon birthday star

Get up close and personal to the Falcon XR6 50th anniversary special at this year's Australian International Motor Show.

In June, the marque’s prime asset, the Falcon, turned 50 and Ford wasted no time producing a special 50th anniversary edition of the iconic car.  You’ll be able to get up close and personal to the Falcon XR6 50th anniversary special at this year’s Australian International Motor Show.

The XR sedan models feature unique “dark stealth” colour accents on the upper and lower grilles, go lamp bezels and rear bumber insert, along with higher side mirrors with G6-spec tail lamps.  The car looks extra cool on the outside with special XR50 badging and body stripes, while the interior also carries the XR50 brand on carpet mats and door scuff plates.

There is a new partial leather seat trim and 18-inch alloy wheels the base edition. The Turbo edition jumps to 19-inch alloy wheels and also carries a premium audio system and reverse sensor system.  All the usual Falcon comfort and performance measures are on hand, from engine efficiency to the sleek design.

Alongside the Falcon on the Ford stand at this year’s Show will be several of Ford’s 2010 big guns, including the Australian introduction of the Focus RS.  With only 315 Focus RS models being made available to Australian consumers, the Show could well be the best place to see this popular small car.

The hot three-door hatch boasts a turbocharged five-cylinder engine that churns our near-V8 style performance, with 224kW of power and 440Nm of torque.