Originally Posted by Steffo
How interesting people on this forum are. Its a measly face lift with a new V6. Big deal.. the car its still based off (1997 VT) is nothing to BA. Not only that, the "alloytec190" is nothing special. Not technologically better then Barra182, makes 8kW more power (DEAR GOD NO, 8 WHOLE KILOWATTS TO COMPETE WITH! WHATEVER WILL WE DO!>).. and it makes 40Nm less torque. Such a great innovation that engine is!
This is coming from someone who used to eternally make fun of BA for being slow. I've changed my world of view, and it seems the whole forum has to.. to the way I used to think. Funny that...
Steffo, do you EVER get the point of someone is trying to say, or do you just rub the point on the top of your head and mouth off before you engage your brain as a way of life???
Apart from the fact that you've entirely discounted gearing and the weight differential between the Commodore and the Falcon (both severely in the Commodore's favour BTW) in your own misguided answer, you have COMPLETELY missed the ENTIRE point of the post.
When both cars a released, motoring publications will do back to back testing - as is their job - In a straight line over the quarter mile, where the VZ Commodore WILL beat the BA Falcon Mk2 due to lighter weight and superior gearing.
REGARDLESS of the fact that BA is a better car, this will be the ONLY fact many on these forums will get out of these tests and we will endure DAYS and WEEKS of moaning about it - just as we did when BA vs VY was new.
I was telling people they should prepare for it to happen all over again. How silly of me to overlook the mitigating factor of your mere presence in the conversation to totally overcome this major topic before it even begins.
Now give yourself an uppercut and go stand in the corner where you belong!