MELBOURNE – Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. is set to release the manual-transmission version of its 348-hp Falcon XR8 performance car later this month. Australia now enjoys Falcon with powerful revised V-8. But the automatic version’s release has been set back to April while Ford overcomes the problem of the new 4-valve-per-cylinder 5.4L DOHC V-8 having too much torque for the gearbox. Ford Australia president Geoff Polites says there has been unprecedented interest in XR ...

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