Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: 250km West of Perth
5.4lt SOHC a slug?
Was reading the latest motor mag and came across some interesting times, the 5.4lt SOHC is suppose to be able to take it to a stock Gen3, consider the facts
Holden Statesman with Gen3
225kw @ 5000rpm
460nm @ 4400rpm
weight as tested 1735kg
power to weight 7.7kg/kw
now compare that to
Ford Fairmont Ghia with SOHC 5.4lt
weight as tested 1775kg
power to weight 8.07kg/kw
Sure is weighs more and has less power but the max torque comes on alot lower in the rev range. Line these two up and you wouldnt get a chance to see which way the Stato went.
It just hits home again that ANYTHING with a Gen3 badge on the side might be an oil burner but whatever you do choose your vehicle very carefully if you want to have a go at it.
look at the under 38k SV8 with its 6.05 0-100 and 14.03 1/4 miles, hell thats faster in a straight line than anything in the Ford lineup!
I know there is alot more to a car than going fast in a straight line but the fact remains if you want a cheap fast car that is a hell of alot of fun to drive than you cant look past a Holden with a Gen3.
Car's I have owned. First car purchased in July 1994, in order of ownership.
VC Valiant 245Hemi, 280zx Nissan 5 speed, 88 EA 3.9CFI,94 ED Gli X Chaser, 79 FC LTD, 351, FMX, 91 EA2 Fairmont Ghia, 1999 AU S pack, 2000 AU Forte, 1992 EB2 XR8, 2001 AU2 SR, 2002 VX2 Acclaim, 2002 VX2 Manual S pack,2003 BA XR6 manual, 2001 VX2 Berlina.