G'day. Now this is what I reckon should be done. First of all, I want to keep the 4.0L In-Line-Six. I reckon it's got just as much heritage if not, more than the 351. It may be getting obsolete now (even though it's the most powerful in its class) but do something about it geoff. Put DOHC on it and for God sakes don't get some poxy underpowered riceboy sounding V6. I reckon there should be a turbo option for the falcon range Right through to a high boost XR6 turbo.
Secondly, Id like to see a 4wd option across the whole range. Imagine a DOHC VCT Turbo XR6 with 4WD!!
Now getting right to business the 4.6 DOHC 240kw engine should be an option across the range and I also think there should be a Manual option for the fairmont, fairlane and LTD.
Last but deffinately not least we have our XR8 and FTE. I think the Cougar should shape up or ship out. Either put a turbo on it and beef up the break/suspension package or axe it alltogether.
XR8 should stay at a "low" power figure to give room to It's stablemates the T-series. XR8 should have a 250kw DOHC 5.4L while the TE,TS and TL should have something like 275kw 5.4L.
I reckon there should also be a ute, maybe a TU which I can remember someone else posting that idea :mmm:
There should also be 2 versions: a GT a GTHO to commerate the 2 legends but this time they should be BEASTS!!!
We can all dream, thats why id love to see a Stroked version of the 5.4 with about 300kw and 500+nm for the GT which should come out after each new model while a GTHO should come out every 5 years as a Special Limited edition vehicle with a massive power output, maybe even upto 350kw with close to 600nm and of course stroked out to 351ci, with moster brembo breaks and race breed suspension leather recarro buckets and an agressive body kit with huge rear wing and sticky pirelli P-zero tyres.
I dunno about the Mustang. I spose it's ok for the moment and I know it's costed enough allready to ship the bugger in and convert steering wheel ect but I reckon if holden bring in the corvette it wont stand a chance so maybe as a prospect in a couple of years either, a supercharger like the coupe or a 5.4 or maybe even a juicy 5.8L 351 with beefed up suspension/breaks ect.
That's what I reckon everyone, If any fo you have anything to comment about my opinion whether it be good or bad then for the sake of democracy SAY SOMETHING!!!
P.S. Geoff those Cosworth focus RS's look nice and I think they'd sit nicely in FTE showrooms. Oh yeah, and the Poms will be getting it to so you wouldn't have to worry about converting it to right hand drive so maybe we can arrange to swap some of those high powered GT's youll be bringing out ay :p