I think BA will be from one extreme to the other. AU has tased anything but success, but BA will be the leader on the track, on the road, and eventually in the sales race too. I predict that the BA will revolutionise Australian Motoring and be remembered as one of the best falcon's ever, and the best Australian built car for it's time.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
I agree totally James. They won't hesitate to handicap us, but not so the holdens, its fine when they clean sweep everything. If the fords don't start winning next year, and i happen to see cochrane, i won't be nice.
Losing my license wasn't the smartest thing i have ever done, but now i can save my ass off and buy a V8!!
Originally posted by gong_guy Is it going to be as good as Dick Johnson said it had the potential to be? I would assume so considering his experience and understanding of the under performing AU product.
Its interesting you mention that because Dick Johnson also had nothing but praise for the AU racecar on its debut...
Seriously this new car should deliver some good results for Ford, Howard Marsden and co. have worked tirelessly getting this car right first time round.
AU is a good race car but restriction on testing days make it very hard.
The BA and the VY will share engine mounting points to the mm, the same front suspension, same rear suspension and pickup points (That is where the Commodore has its advantage), identical wheelbase, track and wheel offset.
Unfortunately the GM powered car has cylinder heads based on the Ford ones so they will put out about the same power.
It should be interesting again, much like it was with EB to EL.
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