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Old 11-11-2002, 03:25   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Benchmarks for FPV vehicles

Saw something interesting the other day...

I happened to be in Cambellfield visiting a supplier for work and took a wrong turn (all the streets in those industrial estates look the same). Anyway, I ended up out the front of FPV HQ. Hmmm, this is as good a spot as any to stop and check the Melways.

While I was there I thought I'd check out what was in the carpark. There were a few BAs, many AU XRs in various states of modified-ness but the thing that caught my eye was an immaculate black Porsche 928 GTS.

Now why would that be there? Obviously someone has excellent taste and a few $$$.

But then I got to thinking, the 928 GTS had a 5.4 litre 32 valve quad cam V8. My theory is FPV were using it to benchmark their similarly configured Boss 2x0 motors and now it is some lucky employee's (very sweet) ride.

So, who wants to offer an alternative opinion, OR who wants to add their own theories about what cars FPV use as benchmarks?

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Thats good to hear. The Porche is always complimented for being a complete package car (everything is in agreement so it handles as well as it goes etc)
That's what Ford wants so they go to the top for a comparison.
Funney how Ford buy Porshes to compare and Holden buy lots of BA's to compare.
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Maybe Ford will place the trans in the rear, like the 928 !!
It'll sure make it a sweet handler !
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Old 11-11-2002, 18:10   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Benchmarks for FPV vehicles

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Saw something interesting the other day...

I happened to be in Cambellfield visiting a supplier for work and took a wrong turn (all the streets in those industrial estates look the same). Anyway, I ended up out the front of FPV HQ. Hmmm, this is as good a spot as any to stop and check the Melways.

While I was there I thought I'd check out what was in the carpark. There were a few BAs, many AU XRs in various states of modified-ness but the thing that caught my eye was an immaculate black Porsche 928 GTS.

Now why would that be there? Obviously someone has excellent taste and a few $$$.

But then I got to thinking, the 928 GTS had a 5.4 litre 32 valve quad cam V8. My theory is FPV were using it to benchmark their similarly configured Boss 2x0 motors and now it is some lucky employee's (very sweet) ride.

So, who wants to offer an alternative opinion, OR who wants to add their own theories about what cars FPV use as benchmarks?

CS

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Old 11-11-2002, 18:10   #5 (permalink)
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Maybe it's the FPV lowly office run about.
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Old 11-11-2002, 18:40   #6 (permalink)
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WOW... the specs are too similiar!!!

XR8.................................Porsche 928 GTS
5.4 V8..............................5.4 V8
260kw @ 5250rpm...........257kw @ 5700rpm
500Nm @ 4250rpm...........500Nm @ 4250rpm
?.......................................1630kg
0-97km/h=?......................0-97km/h = 5.0secs
1/4mile=?.........................1/4mile = 13.7secs


This is going to be ONE quick falcon...
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thats PHreaky....

well, there is no better (well maybe Ferrari) to base your performance over than Porsche...

just hope the Raptor doesnt turn into the Cayenne :S
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how olds that porsche though? 12 or 14 years old?
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how olds that porsche though? 12 or 14 years old?
I don't think it matters much how old it is. The performance of any Porsche has to highly respected. There aren't too many factory produced full sized family sedans that could compare with a 928 for performance I'd dare say. Certainly not Australian, until now LOL.
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