How mad at themselves must the owners of near new Fords be. Taking a look at the coming line up how confident would you be sitting at the lights in your vct au xr6 next to a xt barra or your brand new pursuit ute parked also at the lights next to some horny looking ford ute with turbo written across the tailgate. Or your squillion dollar Te 50 next to a stock XR8 Barra. Ford are spot on with the new models all previous models are obsolete almost overnight. I know it is now an old car but since it had cult status can you fancy your ED XR8 SPRINT getting blown away by some bugger in a BA XT with an exhaust and cold air. The next few months are going to humble quite a few people whatever make they currently drive. Shit you would have to have second thought about trying to drag that 75 year old guy at the lights who is using his BA fairmont ghia to tow his caravan. Bring on the BA. I need one
One thing we havnt yet seen is the weight of them.
For all we know the base model could be 1600kg(it certainly wont be lighter than AU anyway), in which case I dont think id have any trouble dispatching them, especially if the autos still have that terrible first gear.....
1993 ED XR6 M5 (1 of 329)
Turbo on the way!!
1993 EBII Fairmont (Now wrecking, PM if you want any parts)
1988 Nissan R31 Skyline
The BA IS LIGHTER. Remember ? - Thats why the went with Control Blade IRS. The old Wishbone weighed 70 kg More than the live axle.
So Ford adapted Control Blade from the Euro Fords because it's LIGHTER, more precise better canter/camber & toe control AND CHEAPER to make - They built a 'Just in time' factory at Broadmeadows.
So the Barra is lighter, More Powerful, more fuel efficient, steers, brakes, handles and is quieter, looks better and alltogether makes us se what can realy be done when a big Company has it's back to the wall.
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