IMO Ford have 1 too many cars in their line up at the moment. Since the XR6T was introduced, correct me if i'm wrong, but there seem to be proprotionately more XR6Ts going around vs XR8s i.e the XR8 seems to be becoming the forgotten child in the mix.
I (unfortunately) have to agree with John Crennans comments re FPV and their F6 Typhoon and how there's not a big enough market for all the cars (XR6T, XR8, F6, GT, GT-P).
If this does become the case (and god please let me and Mr Crennan be wrong), how do people see Ford dealing with the situation? Here's my take...
*Ford drops XR6T, ups power output for XR6 to 200 - 210kw (deliberately less than even the base V8 falc). This is still enough to satisfy most people without cannibalising ALL sales, and means that if people are serious about owning an XR they will go for the XR8. Holden do this with S and SS commodores.
*Turbo engine is left exclusively for FPV in 270kw guise, along with GT and GTP v8 cars at 290kw.
John Crennans comments re the XU6 vs F6 are, imo, a bit shy of the mark in one aspect. The XU6 was based on an engine that was old and coarse. the F6 simply isn't. Therefore I think the Turbo 6 can live with the GT & GTP, but for the sake of the exclusivity and to minimalise possible cannibalisation, should be cut from the Ford XR range.
OK i've tied the noose, so i suppose i'll have to let everyone hang me now...