Comparing the turbo six
Ok currently the most powerful six ford has is in the XR6.
172kW @ 5000/374Nm @ 3500
Now it seems quite likely we will see a turbo version, more power and more torque, even in low pressure editions.
~220kw and ~400 Nm at simular rpms as the current VCT seem feesable. How does this compare to the great six cylinders like the GT-R.
Nissan GT-R Vspec II R34
Kerb Weight - 1560 kg
206 kW @ 6800 rpm (underrated more like ~230kw)
392 Nm @ 4400 rpm
Kerb Weight 1525 Kg
TVR Cerbra Speed Six
350 bhp @ 6800 rpm (262 Kw)
330 ft.lbs @ 5000 rpm (447Nm)
Kerb Weight 1130kg
And our hypothetical Turbo 6
1650Kg (same weight as current VCT xr6?)
1530Kg (XR6 HP weight)
So the main problem with the XR6 turbo being a real rocket is weight. If ford can chop 60-100 Kg from the XR6 VCT weight or do IRS for 20Kg over the live then it will be smack bang in the middle of M3/GTR land.
However the cars above are seriously quick cars. I hope ford doesn't neglect putting adiquate braking components on these cars as a option atleast.
6 speed inline 6. There is something so balanced about that statement.