The comment made about V6's being smaller is right.
Evere since Holden released that barstard (VN) everyone referes to a six as a V6.
God it pisses me off. What's your Falcon got in it? A V8 V6? 4 cylinder? Rotary with twin scroll bakers delight turbo rolls? Just drives me ****ing nuts.
All Falcons, if they are a six are a STRAIGHT or INLINE six. Are there 2 banks of 3 cylinders?...no I don't think so.
This is not to berate or abuse you in any way as this is a common problem in the wider community, and it's really them I'm abusing as the're not clever enough to ask the question in the first place. So congrats to you my friend. :)
Just to add a bit extra, the XR6 is modified. That's why it goes harder.
There are a variety of reasons why cars perform the way they do. Gearing, power, and weight are the most common. The standard commodore has 125 (VN)-152(VX) of power, but low gearing in first with lighter weight to be able to drag the falcon.
The Falcon has 120(EA CPI)-139(EA MPI) - 157 (EF on), but higher gearing in first with more weight. So it struggles a bit off the line in comparision. At highway speeds or more, the Falcon will kill any non-supercharged commy V6....simply though this extra power.
To check if the car has an inline motor or not, look at the spark plugs. Are they all down one side? If so it's inline and not a v motor, as v motor will have spark plugs on either side.
Hey if it's good enough for BMW...it's good enough for us.
The best angle for a v6 is 60 degrees, but Holden gets them at 90, and they're rough as shit because of it.