Tickford and AV
Just thought I'd start a thread on people's opinions as to what we might see from Tickford in regards to the new AV Falcons.
Over the last 12 months, we've seen a shift in Tickford from a luxury-performance orientated outfit to one more focused on hipo performance. Had the market not been so horsepower conscious, I think the AU T-Series would have been a greater success than they were. Having seen a few T-Series, such as Wasa's and Laminge's beasts, they did do a grand job on those cars.
T3 gives us an idea of what Tickford are capable of - the best Windor-based engine released from a dealership ever and the best looking non-AU XR by a country mile. With the new 5.4l V8 in their expert hands I'm sure we'll see the best yet to come.
With Ford expected to unveil a superior looking car, with loads of extras features, improved refinement and killer engines, Tickford have a much better base car to work with.
Reality tells us the horsepower war is on in ernest - it's not just Holden vs Ford either, look at the power battles BMW and Mercedes are having, including their performance arms as an example. Expectations of a wild GT are high and I'm sure most of us have fingers crossed for a return of the legendary GTHO, and I'm fairly confident if such a car is unleashed it will be worthy of those 4 letters.
Apparantly Ford US have told Ford Aus to not just match Holden, but to try and predict a few years ahead and match that - a tall order I think but well within reach, and should mean some very good cars in the near future. September is looming closer all the time, and I can't wait to see what they come up with.
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