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View Poll Results: How to recognize a BA-II GTHO, when you see one?
Lightweight alloy components not available on current GT's. 22 56.41%
Higher lift cams, larger valves and reworked cylinder heads. 20 51.28%
Alloy 6-speed clutchless superheavy duty gearbox. 16 41.03%
20 inch dia. rims covering huge 6 piston large dia. brakes. 24 61.54%
Alloy doors, bootlid, bonnet and front fenders. 11 28.21%
Quater mile times under 13sec. on street tyres. 23 58.97%
2-door Coupe. 5 12.82%
4-door - like the XYGTHO used to be. 27 69.23%
Blown or turbocharged current V8. 15 38.46%
Alloy quad cam V8. 12 30.77%
Alloy 8 with blower or turbo. 11 28.21%
Alloy quad cam V10, why does it have to be an 8? 4 10.26%
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Old 05-24-2003, 14:39   #1 (permalink)
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biggrin Ba Ii Gtho

Hypothetically speaking, if Ford decide to bring back the HO, then what sort of car should it be? (Remember there will probably be a BA GT-II and GTP-II aswell !)
Personally, I believe we need to look back at what made the Phase III GTHO "the Legend". It was the fastest 4 door production car in the world at the time I believe. It handled really well (compared to a HK, HT, HG monaro) Was quickest down the quarter, and sounded fantastic. At present the Ford guys have only got the last one spot on. (BA GT 's exhaust note)
If it ain't got all the ingredients that made the legend that was the HO, then don't call it a HO!!!
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best you get it correct. The E49 charger was the quickest down the 1/4.

To be the fastest 4 door sedan in the word it's going to have to top 300kmh , run 10 second quarters and then will cost probably $250,000 or more.

Also, there won't 'probably' be a BA2 GT/GT-P , they are part of the regular lineup.

anything else??
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You forget to add to your list of how to recognise a GT HO:

GT HO badging.
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Old 05-25-2003, 03:17   #4 (permalink)
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one of the best things about the XY GTHO phase 3 was that it was a 4 door.
it was the fastest 4 door production car in its time....and i say keep it that way...keep it 4 door....coz it can also b used as the family car.
its inconvenient for a family to drive a 2 door car.
most monaro's GTO,GTS coupes are owned by single ppl ..that is why ford are getting big ssales with the GT ..PERFORMANCE AND FAMILY CAR in one.
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Also, there won't 'probably' be a BA2 GT/GT-P , they are part of the regular lineup.
explain this to me?!? im confused
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Old 05-25-2003, 04:22   #6 (permalink)
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He means that its not a probability, it is a definite. That is there WILL be BA2 GT/GT-P's.
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ive got to say that i think that alot of that stuff you wish for just wont happen because of cost.. Im sure if ford wanted they could make the ba into the fastest 4door in the world again but the costs would mean that bugger all people in oz could buy it. At least the old ho was semi affordable. Aluminium doors bonnet etc are unlikely i think as are many of the other lightweight bits you dream of. Cost is the killer, esp for such a relatively exclusive vehicle. Id like to see it happen but im sure it wont be to the extent purported to in your poll..
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Would love to see a BA Supercar for the road. Lightweight Panels, Supercharged V8 or NA V10 (hey we're all allowed to dream), with a bodykit that looks a deadringer for the supercar. Racing buckets in the front, Maybe a backward facing vent in the bonnet bulge to let the heat out, Double a-arm suspension...

Definitely should aim for fastest 4 door in world territory - we have to relive some former glories :-) What's wrong with 300km/h???

Build it in limited numbers - say 50 a year or so. If holden can take 200 odd orders for their 427 monaro at $250,000, why not sell it for this much? If the product is good enough to be put in to Audi RS8, Merc E55, Jag S Type R, BMW M5 Territory, why not price it with them?
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Then take it to Nurburgring and show the Europeans what we are capable of!
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