Figures are in the latest motor (which is apparently 200 pages of praise for holden).
SV6 posted some sourcing numbers apparently:
0-100km/h: 6.9 s
0-400m: 15.1 s
Thats pretty quick for a N/A six.. Calais V6, Statesman etc are actually going to be mildly quick with the basic six cylinder versions burning the V8 Ghia/Fairlane/LTD in performance!! Ouch that has to hurt when your oppositions six cylinder hack blows away your V8 with its terrible fuel consumption, and its got a extra gear ratio and stability control eletronic brake assist, corner control etc which the Fords don't have either!
"The SV6 ran easily to an indicated 240km/h with plenty more to come..."
Ouch! again, while BA's are limited to 180-210 (230 for XR's) I belive, holden entrusts its customers and its engineering with the full monty. While mainly accademic, its sure to add to the perception that Holden have special kind of horses under bonnet.
From the sound of it.. A 190 spec car is going to be bloody good. Seconds faster, much smoother, even better economy, 5 speed auto or 6 speed manual, top speed to equal a V8. Dam...
I don't think I will get my old man to even testdrive the Ghia.. Put him right into a Calais, it'll blow his socks off. See if I can swing a Berlina for myself.