BSR Twin System (tm)
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: The TQE (tm) Plant.
Ford at the time thought that the V8 market was going to dispear due to the average fuel economy and so they focused on the I6 engine for the Falcon, figuring that Holden would do the same.
How the times change, the new base Falcon I6 has more power (182 kW vs 149 kW) than the last of the Clevelands and vastly better fuel economy.
Little did they know that in the end, Holden built a better V8 (the EFI 5.0 Litre) and the whole thing turned around. The EFI Holden V8 showed that a V8 could be powerful AND economical. Then Ford decided to get back into the act and import the 5.0 EFI Windsor from the Mustang and the rest is history.
Falcon G.T. Club of Geelong Inc.
Deakin University Formula SAE Car PHANTOM ENGINEERING
LSUG (Leaf Spring Users Group) Twin System Engineer
Official BSR Website - www.bsrcorp.com
Poster of the 150,000th post!
BSR "DARTH HELMET (tm)"
Marcos Ambrose & SBR, 2003 & 2004 V8SUPERCAR Champions