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Question power to weight ratio

Falcon BA XR8 power to weight = 6.72
Commodore VY SS power to weight = 6.82

Why is it that all reviews conclude that the SS nudges over the XR8 in the performance department?

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Re: power to weight ratio

because it does
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Re: power to weight ratio

Is that dry weight for the Commode,that they worked that figure out from.

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Re: power to weight ratio

falcons usually have Grandpa Gearing (tm) which doesn't help
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Re: power to weight ratio

Motor magazine states that
XR8 power to weight= 6.9
SS power to weight= 6.8 (closer to 6.76)
in an article i read between the SS, XR8 and Clubbie, the SS ran a 0-100 acceleration time of 6.2 and the XR8 ran 6.1
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Falcon BA XR8 power to weight = 6.72
Commodore VY SS power to weight = 6.82

Why is it that all reviews conclude that the SS nudges over the XR8 in the performance department?
The point that seem to be missed from all of the current media and hype...is reality.

Both products are rear-wheel, muscle-car relics. ie....
- heavy and over powered
- presentation is in the eye of the beholder, but for me, the Ford is less pretensious
- the LS1 is stretched and the Boss 260 is conservative

I guess Ford wins!
 
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