Well I've often criticised the dropping of the V8 program in the XF years but now I'm curious as to why this happened? I'm interested in FFs take (serious and conspiracy theories) as to why they dropped the V8 Falcon and failed to replace it with any viable alternative and shot themselves in the foot and lost a generation of hoons.
Having done a lot of reading of my old man's old motor and wheels magazines over the years, there seems to be a trend of environmental consciousness and new found social responsibility for big corporations of the 80s, hence/evident in the sourcing of extra power from sources such as EFI and turbocharging. I also saw the XE turbo was a *production* model, however limited.
I have seen an article on XF twin-turbo 4wd variant a while back but as we know the top of the line XF was (for want of a better word
) simply an EFI thrown on the tired old carby 250xflow.
Was there a reason they didn't follow through with the turbo bit? Hell we could have a lot more of the doof doof brigade in XF Turbos :IHI:
Anyway keen to hear your replies