Thanks for saving me looking it up Ash. The original AU is one of the few base Falcons in modern history to be quicker than its Commodore equivalent.Kenaz said:AU Forte 0-100 8.8 400m 16.3
VT Executive 0-100 9.3 400m 16.9
*Taken from an old Wheels magazine
XR's all had 3.45LG said:How sure are you about that? Or are you talking about XRs?
i have seen an AUII flog a VXII by 2 car lenghts at a traffic light rumble.Troutman said:The AU Forte is quicker than the VT Executive. The AU had a weight advantage and weighed less than its predecessor. If we are talking AU II vs VT II it could well swing the other way.
I'm a Holden fan here but still would love a fast ford just wanted to be part of this conversation.I've dragged two VY Commo's in my EF with pacemaker extractors, lukey exhaust and tickford snorkel, beat them both by about a car length to 120, so I'm pretty sure you could beat it mate. By the way I was beaten off the line both times because of my damn 3.08 open diff mumbles obscenities about tall 1st gear
I do think the gearing is a bit weird on the Holdens but a simple diff change and that would change it completely.My mate has a new VY S Pac and we used to race our old cars all the time.
We went out the road just to see what would happen. I have a AUII, standard except I have a Lukey box at the back.
The results wont please all, but this is what happened.
Out of 4 races, I lost them all.
The Commy gets off the line much quicker. But, be the end of the 1/4, I am running him down, and fast!!
We had another rolling start, and I got in front of him, and pulled away.
People have to accept that 6 cylinders are not fast cars!! The Falcons gearing is against it as well. But, on the open road, if you have a Commy behind you, you should be able to stay in front. The Fords motor just has much more GRUNT!!