Originally posted by BIGBADAU
I know that alot of people are probarly going to say that im a dickhead for bringing this up, but i feel as though Ford hasnt really gained that much ground by implementing these new engines when you consider what times the AUIII XR8 and T Series cars were bringing.
Except that the 5.4 L is a far more flexable engine in terms of power outputs and gives us the edge on paper where they will make sales.
SS Commodore: 235KW/465NM
XR8 Falcon: 260KW/500NM
Now tell me which one would you pick purely from paper specs?
And like Holdens jurassic Ecotec V6, Ford were struggling to get anymore kilowatts out of the old 5.0L reliably.
So in my opinion they have gained PLENTY of ground. Do you really think Ford could have released the all new BA with the same ageing 5.0L putting out no more than 220KW????? I think not. A) the cars would have been slugs, and B) Ford would have been the laughing stock of the motoring industry and cop the same level of flack that Holden are for the aforementioned V6.