T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Ok i have to predict that power of the AV base 6 would be around the 170kw mark ie current VCT model.
I realise some of you say that it's too much power, but we have to contrast it this way if commodore are already up to 152kw Magna up to 163kw and rising, we have to be at least 172kw to stay ahead of the pack. Keep in mind the falcon is a heavier and bigger car than Magna.
Perhaps i speak for the minority but i contrast it this way, back in the days of my EF in 1994, most powerful Magna was 120kw falcon had a comfortable 37kw advantage, now it's down to a few kw's if ford don't upgrade to 172kw+ then i'm afraid the legendary falcon power advantage would be lost. Basically i won't be chuffed if a falcon gets creamed by a Magna.
Look reality is this a Falcon is not a BMW Ford cannot sell and under powered falcon just like BMW sells an under powered 318i, market wouldn't accept it.
Just my thoughts..
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