The Ford Mustang.
The Ford Mustang. Ford

Wild Ford Mustang muscle set to come our way

BLUE Oval fans mourning the Falcon's impending death can rejoice in the likely arrival of a true muscle car replacement.

While yet to be confirmed by the car maker, industry sources say the Ford Mustang will be launched Down Under at about the same time as the final Falcon rolls off the Broadmeadows production line in 2016.

The Ford Mustang.
The Ford Mustang. Ford

Ford is expected to make the official announcement next month.

It is expected an entry-level Mustang with a twin-turbo V6 will start from about $40,000, while the range-topping V8 will be in the vicinity of $60,000.

Meanwhile, it is also forecast the Ford Performance Vehicles division will be killed off as early as next year.

Insiders have revealed FPV will be phased out but the XR8 badging will be resurrected for those who still want bent eight power - using the current GT's 335kW supercharged powerplant.

FPV currently produces five Falcon performance variants in Australia: the GT, GT-P, GS and F6 sedans, and a GS ute.

The Ford Mustang.
The Ford Mustang. Ford

Pre-Christmas boost for cotton communities

premium_icon Pre-Christmas boost for cotton communities

Two Central Highlands organisations receive a funding boost for local projects.

CAN YOU HELP? Plea for information on deadly hit and run

CAN YOU HELP? Plea for information on deadly hit and run

Appeal for witnesses to the hit and run that killed Stephen Moore.

Warm weekend for the Highlands

Warm weekend for the Highlands

Current conditions will remain for the next few days.