BA Supercar and the future - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Racing Across the Globe
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2002, 21:22   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wollongong
Age: 34
Posts: 125
BA Supercar and the future

Firstly I shall apologise if I am duplicating a thread here, but ill do it anyway.

What have people heard about on the development and future of the BA V8 Supercar?

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.

Just interesting to see if what the vibe is and will it keep those bloody commodores off the podium!
__________________
*Insert fart joke here*
gong_guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-26-2002, 21:32   #2 (permalink)
In a blue Galaxy
 
Cobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Posts: 5,716
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.
__________________
O.F.R #12
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.

Member of the Society Against Stupid SMS Language
Cobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2002, 02:56   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 407
I don't agree. I think if the BA starts winning races, a parity adjustment will be brought in to slow them.
JamesM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2002, 03:05   #4 (permalink)
2nd car....XR6turbo
 
XR6turbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 694
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!!
XR6turbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2002, 03:36   #5 (permalink)
Mr. Embargo
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Embargoland
Posts: 3,745
Re: BA Supercar and the future

Quote:
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.
__________________
*Retired.
RPO83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2002, 03:39   #6 (permalink)
plonky
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2002, 00:13   #7 (permalink)
We Love Greb Murpy
 
ford.boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: God's Country (Penrith)
Age: 28
Posts: 3,022
Does the damn under tray rule still adversly affect the falcons?
__________________
"When I joined the marines all they gave us was two sticks and a rock! And we had to share the rock between the whole platoon!"
-----------
H2 pwnz j00 foo.
ford.boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2002, 00:23   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wollongong
Age: 34
Posts: 125
Yeah i think the undertray is still a big issue, but that should be addressed i would hope with BA.

and holden is allowed to modify its engine head to so it can bring up its horse power.
__________________
*Insert fart joke here*
gong_guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2002, 07:09   #9 (permalink)
Australian BA XR6 Falcon
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 1,249
The results of the aero testing conducted on the AU/VX are being used for project Blueprint, this should fix the Falcons current problem.

Kieron
Kieron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2002, 07:27   #10 (permalink)
Hawthorn Supporter
 
FPRXR-6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne
Age: 34
Posts: 1,808
HRT have the most amount of HP in the field, imagine when they get the new engine block and cylinder heads :dead:

Those HRT cars hit the rev limiter when going up Mountain straight and down Conrod straight at Bathurst with ease.
__________________
Blood Orange XR6 Turbo - Auto, Premium sound, Lowered, FPV GT Wheels, Tint, Alarm
FPRXR-6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Racing Across the Globe



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:49.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.