If Stealth00 had a look at what holden use in there winning racecars, he/she would notice that those parts are taken from the ford, in regards to rear suspension, differential and god knows what else.
I cannot say this enough tho, a RACE CAR is not a road car, the V8Supercar does not share anything, apart from shell from the road road going vehicle. Win on sunday, sell on monday no longer exists in this world. That was in the good ole days when the HO's and GTS's and E49's and XU1's were homoligated so that they were allowed to be used on the track. The road going variant was identical to that of the race one. Hence why the slogan win on sunday, sell on monday came about.
We can be happy if ford wins, but im not going to loose any sleep over the sales figures the day after if we loose. Who knows anyone, ford or holden fan, that went out after bathursts or another reason in the past few years and bought a performance vehicle, just because that company won at the race track?
Fords doing really well for themselves of late, you can even see that its close to 50/50 ford/holden on the track now. Whereas this time last year there was a heck of a lot more holdens driving around the track.
Ford keep it up, and we'll be in front on the track in no time.
As for on the road, well just wait till the end of the year, when both 'barra' and VY is released, and we'll see who has the better vehicle, from base model, to performance. A war is brewing between tickford and HSV, and i peronsally believe HSV is going to be crushed in a few months.