Super Economy via BA Falcon Service Pack 1.....
You know, if the computer is in control of the actual throttle-position, the auto gear selection, the fuel delivery and the ignition timing, it would be just a matter of developing the software to support an 'Economy' and a 'Super Economy' mode - or even several intermediate settings - for the Falcon.
For instance, an Economy setting can maximise fuel efficiency with only a minimal reduction in performance by doing the normal early-upchange late-downchange tricks, by setting fuel delivery to the lean side of stochiometric, and by buffering the actual throttle position to cushion the effect of sudden position changes of the foot, and to restrict maximum fuel-flow unless the foot travels to within the last 10% of it's range.
Super-Economy would result in sluggish 4-cylinder performance but would result in 4 cylinder economy - perhaps even better.
In fact, if you had the option of dialling in a range of several settings via the Central Command Console, not one single bit of hardware would need to be changed.
So what do you say Ford, when will you release BA Falcon Service Pack 1 ?
And when can we get cool downloadable screen savers for the Command Centre?