Developed by the engineering team that was FPV, Premcar's Holy Grail project is sure to put a smile on your dial. The FPV/Premcar Engineering Group had big plans for the final GT Falcon. Those plans were shelved by a higher order. However, the bug had bitten and the Premcar Engineers continued working on the project.
Premcar have produced the ultimate upgrade to the Miami project supercharged V8 Falcon and in the process have created an XR-8 that delivers some insane tyre frying fun.
Basically, Premcar have enhanced the Miami V8 with a clever redesign/manufacture of the intake manifold becoming water/air cooled which reduces the air temp forced to the supercharger resulting in enhanced power from 335kW to a whopping 483kW (655hp) @ 6800rpm and 753Nm of torque with an increase in maximum revs to 7,000rpm! The increase in revs brings a new power steering pump for a more precise steering feel.
Along with the serious performance boost is the mandatory Handling Options package, which adds re-engineered billet aluminium control blades allowing the fitment of wider/lighter wheels, the introduction of a 12 way adjustable coil over dampers, and the fitting of some seriously sticky Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres measuring 255 wide in the front and 295 in the rear.
The great John Bowe was impressed, in fact Bowe said, the "Holy Grail will make your eyes water. I've driven some fast cars in my time - nothing will quite prepare you for this!"
For sale is a one family owned XR8 presented in stunning Silhouette Pearl Black paint with black leather trim. Build No. 34/100 has covered a mere 31,000 kilometres from new and comes with all Ford documentation, Premcar badging, documentation and receipts plus Motor magazine featuring the Premcar GTHO.
The owner has also kept all the original items removed in order to modify the car to Holy Grail status including 5 x original 19 inch FGX XR8/FPV 5 spoke rims, the original Ford Exhaust (not that you’ll want it after hearing the Holy Grail exhaust) and all the original inlet manifolds, parts etc. that Premcar replaced.
The XR-8 also has been fitted with Ford OEM headlight protectors and slimline weather shields (front only).
The interior is in showroom condition as is the exterior. The car has always been garaged inside a Carcoon airflow storage system and driven on sunny Sundays. Plates will not come with the car.
Considering XR8 Sprints are selling for nearly $100,000 with similar kilometres, this XR8 is excellent value given that the Holy Grail package alone cost $42,000+ for the engine, chassis & exhaust upgrade.
Located in Melbourne for your inspection. (AMCS Ref: 5736)
And if you like AMCS will gladly arrange a video inspection/road test of the car using WhatsApp and of course there is no issue with door to door freight delivery anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.
The Holy Grail upgrade consists of OEM standard parts, developed to perfection by the same engineers who created FPV/Ford vehicles and the Miami engine program. The Holy Grail upgrade consists of the following unique components:
New design Cast Aluminium Intake Manifold with integrated plumbing for triple pass intercooler.
Triple pass intercooler with OE standard plugs, bolts, spigot, De-gas system and brackets.
Twin air, triple water pass intercooler system with unmatched efficiency.
OE Standard hoses, pipes and fittings for coolant circuit.
Intercooler degas system ensuring maximum efficiency.
Electrical intercooler control system.
High performance coolant pump system with mounting brackets.
Isolated front mount air-to-water heat exchanger.
Electrical control system for intercooler.
Gear specific boost and torque management revised for each gear.
1st gear power/torque optimised for launch performance & driveline protection.