Who in Melbourne was listening to Neil Mitchell on 3AW this morning? What a load of uneducated crap
Apparently Neil had read a writeup on the F6 Typhoon coming up from FPV, seeing that it had 550Mn of torque, 270kw, and could do 100km/hr in 2nd gear, then decided to accuse FPV and Ford of releasing a lethal weapon. He began to speak that he had driven a newer model aussie "muscle car" at a track one day and it was in his words "an absolute handful, frying the tyres whenever you tough the throttle"......well thats what happens to amateur drivers when they drive a road car fast around a track! My ute would probably have over 300kw's and 530Nm but I regared my previous Rodeo at half those figures as being the more dangerous...comes down to driving sensibly no matter what the car. Plenty of cars do 100km/hr in 2nd too.
Our FPV honcho David Flint done a good job of saying that FPV are deliberately marketing their cars not based on speed but a whole package, but I got the impression he was not believed, interviewers who arent interested in hearing the full reply make it terribly one sided, he even had the nerve to say David was conning him
He then had an interview with that pedestrian council goon Harold Scruby who said that the Ford fellas were "terrorists in suits" for bringing out such a car that would kill everything that drives it or gets in its path. Some one show him how much a shovel hurts
A few LS1 fellas helped us out by saying that cars these days are much more refined, not as "muscle car" as you would think, and that a lot of the P Platers these days go out and buy a Skyline or Silvia turbo, spend $5,000 on the thing and get a car that will run 12's. Neil neglected to research that these cars have traction control, speed limiters, better brakes, chassis, and road manners. Some one with half a brain would go into that detail. Neil has been in the celeb grand prix but something tells me he wouldnt know the south end of a north bound cow on todays cars.
Someone on here has a signature that says
"Ban low performance drivers, not high performance cars"
How well does that fit....how many high performance cars such as XR's, SS's, HSV's, FPV's are involved in accidents? Tis not the car that is dangerous, it's the driver behind the wheel! Neil has helped us with the speed camera debacle- he was the one who exposed the Nissan 120Y who alledgedly was doing 160km/hr on the western ring rd, and subsequenbtly lead to the turning off of all of the cameras...but for this issue he hasnt done his homework, and could very well lead to the next supercar scare with someone of his control in the media