i have a friend who works at ford who has tld me some info about the series 2. He hasn't lied b4 so I presume this is accurate.
After holdens hfv6 the vct on the ford will be properly utilized and will make either 196kw or 205 kw (400nm -, 100nm per litre) depending on the holden figure. The sole purpose is to outpower holden.
traction control standard on futura
sports susp (ghia spec) a no cost option
xr6 turbo gains same 5 speed as f6 typhoon
new black velour option
he also tells me that fpv has plans for when gen 4 gm v8 comes out
xr8 - gains gt spec motor but for ulp - 280kw - 510nm
gt - 540nm
fpv are testing a bored out v8 (5.8l)
there is also talk of lite weight accessories - bonnet, boot, alloy blocks, ligther seats, front guards but is is very expensive
But the thing you said about Ford trying to outpower Holden does'nt sound right.[/QUOTE]
I don't think the whole thing about increasing power makes for a better or more enjoyable car necessarily, but there is no doubting many like the bragging rights these upgrades in power offer. So why do you think the claim Ford will boost power across the Falcon range for series 2, doesnt sound right?
I can only imagine Holden owners and Holden themselves will use such claims if the advantage is in their court.
P.S. Does anyone else worry about some politician using all these bigger and more powerful engines as an excuse to restart the scare about over powered cars, like they used in the early '70's for votes.
I think most of what he is saying is correct - Id say the Futura will get Traction Control, Side airbags and reverse parking sensors.
Im also assuming that the Fairmont will be deleted soon enough, it really has nothing to offer for the money. The XT may get 16 inch alloy wheels aswell.
As for interior changes id say they will change the instrument clusters a little, maybe change the lighting colours at night time.
Wheels will be changed for sure, and I also think that the Fairmont Ghia and Fairlane Ghia will get proper Foglamps this time, rather then the stupid Turning Lamps they have been playing around with since release.
If the Fairmont goes then I hope the world is swallowed up by the fires of hell, because life certainly wont be worth living!
sorry to have to say this, but if i had a dollar for every single change ive either read about or heard about that is coming with BA II, I'd be rich enough to afford one of the bloody things. And If I was counting the number of times Ive heard potshots at the release date.............
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