Our mates over at Wheels magazine managed to snag themselves a decent get — the 2008 Ford Falcon taking some test laps at FoMoCo's You Yangs Proving Ground. We'll let our dingo-loving brothers-down-under continue:
"The blue car may even be a V8...Apart from the side cladding, fake C-pillars and front and rear "bras"...we don't mind saying that the obviously shorter overhangs and dynamic profile look good to us.
This is a car Ford Australia needs badly. Despite a kick in the large car market last month, Falcon sales continued to slide, while sales of its rival Holden Commodore and Toyota Aurion strengthened. In fact, Falcon sales were down last month by a whopping 24.3 percent compared to last May.
Yes, Ford needs the new Falcon badly."
But what's this mean to us here in the good ol' US of A? Oh wait, Wheels has something to say to us about that too...
"The new Falcon may even become more significant for Ford Australia, with recent strong speculation that the Australian-designed platform on which its built is being considered as the basis for Ford's next generation of rear-wheel-drive cars for the vast US and Canadian markets."
Well, there you go.
Scoop: 2008 Falcon caught on video [Wheelsmag.com.au]