Classic Falcon is powerhouse
Image: Sicnag, 2012
The Ford Falcon was a big seller for Ford during its 1960s heyday and remains a popular model on the classic circuit, with many examples surviving, thanks to the hard work of enthusiastic owners.
Auto Evolution points to a particularly impressive Ford Falcon, which has recently appeared in a number of online videos, thanks to its radically overhauled internal components which make it a bit of a performance beast.
The 1967 Falcon has been modified to accept a 7.3 litre engine, which manages to pump out a frankly incredible 2600bhp, thanks to the fact that it has twin turbo chargers.
This means that the Falcon can cover an eighth of a mile in just under five seconds and hit a speed of 159mph over this relatively short distance.
While some classic car owners prefer to keep their vehicles in showroom condition, this Falcon has been completely stripped of all extraneous trim and components, to make sure that it is as light as possible.
A built-in roll cage and the use of fibreglass means that it is long removed from the car on which it is based, but this gives it a charm and set of capabilities which should not be underestimated.