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Old 06-13-2002, 12:32   #1 (permalink)
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eek AV V8Supercar to be unveiled in September

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The super sales slogan, "But wait, there's more!", will be added to the Ford pitch for the "Barra" Falcon in September.

The value-added approach will be part of the unveiling of the fresher and feistier AV Falcon.

The basics of the car will be fairly special, and there will be plenty of Tickford action to follow the main event in September, but Ford is also planning something extra.

It intends to reveal its 'Barra' racer at the same time as the rest of the updated and upgraded Falcons.

The new Falcon will be raced against Holden's facelifted Commodore from the start of next season, but the Blue-Oval brand wants to get in first by unveiling its racer well before the start of competition.

It has already finalised the basic design racer - which was done by the engineering team at Campbellfield - and it's about to be circulated to its race shops so work can begin.

The first batch of Barra racing bodies are also about to be sent to Queensland to have their rollcages, which are the key to strength and speed, fitted.

If everything goes to plan the first completed Falcon will be finished in time for the press preview in September.




Watch out Holden, the 'Barra' is coming to get you !
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As long as the officials don't screw it up with by giving Holden more of an advantage, front double wishbone suspention, better aero package etc,
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It will be interesting to see what rule changes or structure changes accompany this!!! ie. are they going to run live-axle, or IRS? Are they gonna run Windsors still (most likely IMO) ?

So many questions!
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ie. are they going to run live-axle, or IRS? Are they gonna run Windsors still (most likely IMO) ?

So many questions!
99.9% sure live axle and Windsor.
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I can remember the AU racecar that was at one of the motor shows (silver and black). It had an awesome aerokit and had been tested in the wind tunnel in the US. Its a pity we don't have that aerokit now.
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We have a Silver and Black one though.

I would honestly like to see a return to production car raceing. It would be a lot more exciting, like the Brutes!
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We have a Silver and Black one though.
A couple of years later.
I wonder if this car was the reason why Lowndes team went down that livery route.
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We have a Silver and Black one though.

I would honestly like to see a return to production car raceing. It would be a lot more exciting, like the Brutes!
group C racing was the best IMO ... very similar to production cars but plenty of mods to make them go faster !!!
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As long as the officials don't screw it up with by giving Holden more of an advantage, front double wishbone suspention, better aero package etc,
Ummmm, how can it be the officials fault??? Nothing is allowed into a racecar that does not fit within the rules, so holden isn't gaining any unfair advantage anywhere. Ford have the same set of rules to work with.
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Ummmm, how can it be the officials fault??? Nothing is allowed into a racecar that does not fit within the rules, so holden isn't gaining any unfair advantage anywhere. Ford have the same set of rules to work with.
Holden are getting new cylinder heads and block when at the moment they produce the same amount of power as the Fords.....Is that fair is it?
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