Don't forget one important thing though. We are all obviously performance lovers, which raises the question about overall ownership.
If you buy a new Ford it may well have 220 in XR or 255 in FTE. However, you can buy any LS1 powered Commodore and for the price of an exhaust, air intake, MAF, and Unichip you can get a lazy 280kW. That's only $3500 over the price of the car - less for HSV.
I don't think there's much scope beyond 220/255 for the equivalent Fords without spending up big. And let's be honest, people like LAMINGE are more common amongst us (ie. it ain't gonna stay standard for long!)
I'll say it again - get the power in the cars NOW. Not later!
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