T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
FPV a true performance arm rival to HSV???
After seeing how much Xr8's and GTs go for 2nd hand, and the fact that the XR6 turbo has got all the hype, i can't help thinking that perhaps Ford still don't have the right formula to tackle HSV.
Reading about the HSV sales, they are stronger than ever with even better products to comeout to satisfy the V8 performance enthusiast (4wd coupe and 4 wheel drive v8 sedans).
Now, on the up side we all know that as a package the Ford is alot better in terms of handling, real world tractable punch). However i can't help but feel here only 1 step ahead that will deminish when the LS2 comes out.
Also as much as i like the Territory it seems Ford Aus are catering for the general public rather than performance enthusiasts.
My question is, are there any news that Ford will change their strategy yet again (aka Tickford to FPV) or am i expecting too much from FPV, ie. HSV have started since 1988 and has matured.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)