its only applicable on identical engined cars once u change the torque and power delivery with different engines the % differance isnt comparable.JCV8 said:So there's a 10% difference in the ratios, and a 7% difference in the times. You do the math!
I agree with your last sentence, but with the mod bit tacked on to make it a low 13's car :s6: but what if potential customers want to purchase a car that has this "factory built" street speed/power over it's rivals? As I metioned earlier, speed isn't it all, as the whole package has to be taken into account. But if speed figures don't matter, and quality and handling do, why didn't the T-series sell as well as it's Clubsport opposite numbers?russellw said:...This is one sweet car. If I find it desn't go hard enough for my tastes then I'll let Rob the Magician have a play with it.
As for those who want to go around pissing on things - if that's your bag then this isn't the car for you. Perhaps you can just keep waiting until (if?) the HO arrives and see what it does
Personally I want a well equipped, sweet handling and braking car that has good grunt. And low 14's is good grunt in my book. It will do me nicely and I have no doubt that the GT-p with a bit of extra weight will be slower again...
Grunter said:On a side observation, the people that will buy a GT and GT-P, will have no worries about the tenths. But the majority of Ford fans, whom will never purchase these cars, still want bragging rights, be it only over a beer with their Holden/HSV supporting mates. /B]
The buyers, but build a model varient that is a stormer for bragging rights for those who cannot afford the performance models right now, which can help to build a Ford following for future Ford purchases. :thup:russellw said:Fair comment ... and as a manufacturer who do you build the cars for? The buyers or those who want bragging rights?
Well i think it's important that the "bragging rights" factor is almost as important as "building it for the buyers". Unfortunately, it seems the "mine is bigger/better/faster than yours" is not going anywhere in this country, so i believe Ford need to fulfill the expectations of this demographic also, not only will this improve brand recognition, it will help credibility and have a filter down effect through the other models of the lineup.russellw said:Fair comment ... and as a manufacturer who do you build the cars for? The buyers or those who want bragging rights?