Whats your wishlist..
For under the hood of the Barra You're going to buy?
I dont't think i'll be touching the V8s, unless they are REALLY good.
For me, its going to be a straight six with the forced induction that Ford Will be releasing (read: they better have something from the factory!). With the inline six, 24 valves, that should mean 24 separate ports from the head. I certainly hope that Ford leaves these ports split, IE non-siamesed. Should they be split, my wish is for them to feature unequal valve sizes (IE one large valve, one small valve for intake, same for exhaust), and continue the dual length intake runner setup first seen on the EF Falcon, except keeping the intake streams split, so some serious ram-tuning can occur. If Ford releases a twin-turbo six (PLEASE!!!!) I'd like two different sized turbos mated to manifolds featuring equal length runners, feeding into the appropriate manifolds (IE feed the boosted air from the smaller turbo through to the intake manifold that goes through to the smaller intake valves - Low End Torque!, Vice-Verca for the large valves - top-end power!). One thing I was thinking of the other day, also have a higher lift and more duration on the larger valve cam lobes, and treat these as a 'secondary', IE when the driver plants his/her foot, it opens up to give that familiar feeling in the lower back :)
I wouldnt mind paying top dollar for one of these babies in a TS40TT!
although its probably too late to do anything about the inline sixes which are most likely just about to begin production, its one of my wishes to see such a head on a local production car that will rival any six produced in the land of the rising sun, or will "Unterdrueken die Muenchner Freiheit" (a wisecrack at BMW)..
anyone else got their wishlist for Barra?