240T vs Gen3
Quote from StreetTUna
Went for a cruise last night with the LS1 fraternity - in the stock XR6 - and made some interesting comparison regarding the performance of the turbocharged engine. First and foremost from a standing start the XR6, if you feed it out at 2200rpm, will match or beat any of them, save for Brute, whose trick trans and 240rwkw in a VU, gives him an upper hand.
Roll ons though are a different story, and even full exhaust cars cant stick with the XR6 from 75km/h or so to - !!!!. The trick with the Ford is to start the roll on at 2700rpm in 3rd gear, while the GenIII is at, say, 4900rpm in 2nd. The Ford will stay nose ahead, or level, till the Gen III runs out of revs, where it will fall back on the change, with a good length or two advantage being taken, and held due to the Fords monstrous, and very flat, torque curve. A manual VU with HSV system and gears experienced this effect three times back to back.
Just an observation, but what I can tell you though is that the local LS1 brigade now have a much healthier respect for the XR6 turbo product. Which, of course, is a good thing, as its not a bad car