I agree,me too little bit worried about whoever will testdrive the new T3,I hope he doesn't come up with somthing like 7.5 sec!
Anyway,ford is always good at delivering power handy.There's an article I read it at drive comparing the AU XR8 with the 195kw hsv,the numbers were 7.10 sec for the xr and 8 sec for the hsv,ford are really good at delivering power at low revs.
GTS is 300kw at 6000 rpm,but the red line at the dash is at 5.500rpm,and the engine cuts off at 6200rpm,so how can anyone who bought the gts can use this power handy???he can if he's ready to sacrifice his engine,no one does that except for a rented car or a car for testdrive at the magazines. The same for clubsportís claimed extra 5 kw,at5.600 rpm,again youíre inside the dangerzone if u want to use that power.
When you will drive a car like T3(hehe,theoretical speaking),the shift will usuall be at just over 5000,then the next gear will be at about 3500. So actually youíre always inside the powerful zone of the car,not the case for GTS.
If someone who works at ford mechanics is here, I hope he gives us some good verification for this matter.
Do u have any torque diagrams for other cars? please send em.