Ford’s Hot Carbon Fiber Intake is Drool-Worthy
America may have the Ford Mustang, and now even the Focus RS, but it’s still safe to say that Australian Ford fans get to have more fun!
Behold the new, shiny, and drool-worthy carbon fiber air intake for the Australian built and sold Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint. Although the intake itself was designed and developed by Ford, the part itself will be produced by third-party provider—Quickstep, under tight scrutiny. Ford has previously used Australian third-party part manufacturers for its carbon fiber needs, such as the wheels we’re bound to see on the Shelby GT350R.
The intake’s geometry and dimensional consistency is said to improve compression, and aid the turbocharged engine spool up faster, not to mention the lower operating temperature that carbon fiber possesses over traditional plastic. Keeping temperatures low are definitely important, specially in a tightly-packed 4.0 liter turbocharged engine which produces 435 horsepower, and 425 pound-feet of torque.
550 Ford Flacon XR6s will be produced to commemorate the 56 year run the Falcon enjoyed in Australia, as well as the demise of Ford’s 91 year vehicle production run down under.
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Photos Via: [Motoring AU]