The Ford Falcon is a vehicle produced by Ford Australia. Ford Falcons were completely engineered by Ford Australia after 1971, after the phasing out of the re-engineered American Ford Falcon.
Ford Falcons commonly appear in the Mad Max series of Films. Falcons that play a significant role in the series are those produced from 1972 and onwards. Australian Ford Falcons come in 2 and 4 door varieties.
The Ford Falcon appears to be the most widely-used car by the Main Force Patrol, as patrol, pursuit, and interceptor vehicles. Max Rockatansky drives a yellow Ford Falcon interceptor during the film's opening chase. Other MFP officers also drive Falcons, most of which are knocked out of commission during the same pursuit of another car. The V8 Interceptor is also a Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe, with a custom aerodynamic front end and a highly modified engine.
Several pre-1971 Falcons are also seen in the background of various scenes. One of these, a Falcon Ute, is the vehicle that tows the trailer that one of the MFP Ford Falcons smashes into during the pursuit of the Nightrider.
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The V8 Interceptor returns as the primary vehicle of Max during the first half of the film, until it is destroyed later on.
Another 2-door Ford Falcon is seen being used by Lord Humungus' Marauders during their attempts to capture the fuel of the refinery. This Falcon has a diamond-plate rear bumper, chrome exhaust pipes that run most of the way up the side of the car, a large rear spoiler, intake stacks through the hood, and a bat painted on the hood.
After a group of refinery survivors are captured while trying to escape and search for a new vehicle to pull the tanker, one of them is tied to the hood of this Ford Falcon. The Falcon is later destroyed when it is t-boned while in front of the tanker driven by Max during the film's climax.
Another Falcon-based vehicle appears during the opening chase in the film. The black car seen chasing the Interceptor is a Ford Landau, a luxury coupe based on the Falcon XB.
The Landau pulls along side Max, along with Wez, but winds up in front of Max after he brakes to avoid both the driver and Wez's arrow shots. Max then re-activates his vehicle's superchager, and rear-ends the Landau. Its driver is distracted by the collision, and does not see a buggy pull onto the road in front of him. The resulting collision with both the buggy and another vehicle on the road causes the Landau to crash and roll over multiple times.