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Falcon COTF prototype back on track

THE Ford Falcon prototype used for testing in the lead-in to Supercars’ Car of the Future era has made a return to the racetrack.

Both the Ford and Holden prototypes were built in 2011 ahead of a 2013 transition to new regulations, which also saw Nissan, Mercedes and later Volvo briefly join the category.

The original Falcon and Commodore varieties were offered for sale by Supercars in 2021 and were eventually snapped up by controversial former stunt king Robbie Bolger. They’ve since undergone restorations on the Gold Coast.

The Falcon was built as an FG but remains in the FG X specifications it was upgraded to by Supercars in 2019.

Now that it has reached a point where it’s ready to turn laps, it has been brought to Queensland Raceway for a shakedown.

Pic: Matthew Paul Photography

The car has been presented in a Stop & Seal livery complete with the #98 and name ‘Bolger’.

Dylan O’Keeffe turned some initial laps in the car this morning, with Bolger set to make an appearance later in the day.

O’Keeffe is at QR with Matt Stone Racing, for whom he’s set to co-drive with Nick Percat in the 2024 Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000.

Bolger has previously told V8 Sleuth of plans for the Commodore prototype to achieve 1000-plus horsepower with a modified engine.

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