In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
7 litres and 373kw - what's FPV's answer?
As most of you would know by now, the rumours are that HSV will plop a big 7 litre 500hp v8 from the upcoming Z06 Corvette straight into a Commodore and call it a GTS.
If Ford are ever going to bring back a GTHO, they need an engine to not only keep up with HSV, but to exceed in every level. I would always like a GTHO to be N/A, but I can't see FPV being able to get 500hp from an N/A BOSS.
There is one engine I wouldn't be ashamed at all to have in a GTHO, and that's the Ford GT engine. It's got around 375kw, 680nm, and is also alloy block so it's lighter. With it being supercharged, I'm sure theres scope for even more power (boost) to be extracted from that motor.
I'm just a bit concerned about the price. I'm pretty sure it would be expensive, and maybe a price of 100k for a GTHO would lose money, but what it would do for brand image would repay that. But Ford needs an engine like this.
The way I see it, if it's good enough for a resurected GT40, it's good enough to be in a resurected GTHO.
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