With the modern pace of the of BA range and the continuing power struggle between Ford & Holden pushing toward the 300kw barrier:
Do you think we are soon are going to have a history lesson? Remember the supa car scare of the early seventies?
If you don't, basically heres what happened. A newspaper article in the The Sun Herald 25 June 1972 on the front page, started in all. The title in large font, "160 mph 'super cars' soon" by Evan Green. Some of article read: 'Australia's three major car makers are about to produce "super cars" with top speeds of 160 mph. The scare article created a title wave, it was feared that young drivers would get there hands on these vehicles.
At the time Ford was producing the Phase 4, the product was suppost to end up with the fastest car ever produced in Australia, faster even than the XY GTHO (which was titled the fastest production 4 door in the world).
Response was government said to the big 3, Ford, Holden and Chrysler to not built the cars or they will stop buying the fleets. Response from the big three, they all listened. Ford canned the phase 4 virtually overnight.
My thoughts are there that Ford & Holden have limited themselves to or around the 300kw figure in possible fear that history may repeat itself. If they are to exceed 300kw standard than they would be priced that high that the average person will not come anywhere close to being able to affort them.