The AU Falcon V8 Supercar was a high-performance racing car that was developed by Ford Australia to compete in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship. It was introduced in 1999 and was based on the production AU Falcon sedan, which was also manufactured by Ford Australia.
The AU Falcon V8 Supercar was powered by a 5.0-liter Ford Windsor V8 engine, which was modified to produce over 600 horsepower. The engine was mated to a six-speed sequential manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential.
The car featured a lightweight and aerodynamic body design, with a large rear wing and a front splitter to improve downforce and stability at high speeds. The suspension system was also specially designed for racing, with adjustable shock absorbers and a low ride height.
The AU Falcon V8 Supercar was one of the most successful cars in the history of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship, winning numerous races and championships between 1999 and 2003. Some of the most notable drivers who raced the car include Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes, and Glenn Seton.
In 2003, Ford Australia replaced the AU Falcon V8 Supercar with the BA Falcon V8 Supercar, which featured a new body design and improved performance. However, the AU Falcon V8 Supercar remains a popular and iconic racing car among fans of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship.