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Old 12-05-2003, 00:00   #1 (permalink)
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FPV GT Comparison

Following on from some comments made by the infamous Mr Sparkle here is a link to a Ford-News article that looks at the FPV GT against a few other vehicles.

http://www.ford-news.com/articles.php?articleId=139

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Re: FPV GT Comparison

One thing that interests me is the comparison between the GT and the M5. Power to weight and a torque to weight numbers that are pretty close, yet the M5 hoses it to 100 and down the 1/4. Perhaps a result of the GT being a pig to launch and an area for FPV to improve on?

The GTS also interested me in that most of us have commented what a rip off it is, but it looks like it performs well for the bucks.

That's some great work there Russell, cheers.
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Re: FPV GT Comparison

Seems to be a bit of a mistake on the Power to Weight graph as the CSV Veloce is shown to have the best figure of just 5.03kg/kw.
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That or the best power to weight gong wrongly went to the E55.
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Re: FPV GT Comparison

The figure is correct and the power to weight gong did indeed go incorrectly to the E55,
It was correctly entered in the weightings so the results are unchanged.

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By hell my thunder has been stolen!!!!!

That's just the kind of report I was going to work on! The conclusions drawn from the stats basically line up with what I was working with as well, and it is a very very interesting read, and something that both FPV and Ford fans in general can learn from.

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Can I ask where you got those figures from?

Quite disappointing for Ford on this side of the fence. Looks like the HSV boys and gals deserve a lot of the cred they have been receiving...

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I'd just like to see a revision of the article with the 6 speed manual Audi S6 instead of the Automatic, which would bring its 0-100 to 5.7 intead of 6.89!
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Or the RS6. I think its price is similar to the Mercs
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To keep the lone Audi supporter happy - here are the revised figures using the manual S6. Didn't change the rankings one little bit.

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