Who says Ford Can't make good performance Cars?

Discussion in '2001 Ford Falcon 300' started by nissanZboy, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. This car is faster then the 2001 E39 M5. Sure this car was never put into production, but I've head people say that all fords are sh*t, and they can't make any car move. To those morons, this car tho a concept is proof that dford australia, can actually make high performance cars.
    The BA range will prove that too, a massive 190kw base 4.0 inline 6. Most of the Holden fans will be impressed by these stats, but to you moros out there, Fords have the ability to make good cars, and if not with the ba, the market may be theirs again soon. There's not much wrong with Holden, same with Ford they Both have their problems, but The Ba isn't just a powerful car, it's a technological advancement, nwe technologies will be put into the Ba, some that are not even in another car.
    The price rise is estimated to be little-none. if you can't handle these facts and still believe Ford are shit, then well continue to live in your ignorant World.

    Fords (only aussie ones) and Holdens should prove to the world, that Australia is a strong place for RWD cars. HOpefulyl one day, i could get to see aussie cars get well known and a name like european cars.
     
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    I don't think concept cars are proof that a company can make high performance cars. That is not to say I dont think Ford are incapable of making a high performance car. Both Holden and Ford could make high performance cars if they decided to.

    If BA is going to have a 190kw base 6 and Holden has 152kw, is the BA gonna drink a lot more?

    I think Australia already has proved to the world that Australia is a strong place for RWD cars since Holden have been using the C4B engine, and the T series isnt far behind either. I think some people (particulary Euro and Jap car fans) are having trouble coming to terms with this.
     
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    I doubt that the BA forte will have 190kw standard. I would say more like 175kw. The ford IL6 allready drinks more fuel than the commodore, but I'm sure the next base model falcon will drink less than it's predecessor.
     
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    Well, that's what I heard. At first it was said to be 175kw, and yeah a 4.0 inline 6. but then i am now hearing 190kw. and when i heard that it wasn't a maybe. but maybe it was just high hopes. Still it would be awesome though. with the BAs new engine, it shuold be better, because they spent around 1/2 a billion dollars, so the engines should be better.

    Course it aint certain, no power outputs are officially released by Ford that i know of. i'm just spreading rumours, but if anything the BA promises to be a great car. they reckon 230kW XR6, and a 260kW XR8. but until release who will know for certain.
     
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    Aren't they dropping the "forte" name??
     
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    Aren't they dropping the "Forte" name?
     
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    I think they might be droppign it for XT
     
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    Yeah, I saw that too
     
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    Yes, pardon me the XT. But when I posted that post it was before the names were released.
     
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    BOYS WHAT ABOUT THE NEW HRT 427
    FORD WILL NEVER BEE ABLE TO MAKE
    CAR LIKE THIS FOR 220.000$ TOP SPEED
    300+KPH 7.0 L AND 11.5 FOR 400M COME ON BOYS
    THINK ABOUT IT FORD NEVER WILL
    SORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY
     
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    they already have so shut the #$%# up
     
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    Any car maker could make a car like that if they had the budget. Even Hyundai.
     
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    but they probably wouldn't charge as much for it......
     
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    .....and it wouldn't be based on a cheap Family car
     
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    yeah it woudl be based on a smaller car like lancer or impreza. has less power and weight, be quicker cheaper and better.
     
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    and not a Holden <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    yeah if holden did it, they'd base it on a opel car
     
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    Yeah, like the Commodore
     
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    but Aussies rather big muscle cars, so it wouldn't be popular here. Having said that, it looks like Aussie car makers are focusing a lot more on handling nowadays.
     
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    i'd say power and straight lien is more important now, i mean ford only did that to sell their cars, they preferred the handling ride, but it didn't sell
     
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    It has to be a combination of both, but HSV are cleaning up the complaints about their steering in the media (Motor + Wheels)
     
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    Its good 'cause its an AUSSIE car!
     
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    dudes like that fulla whos made a post about the htr 427 give holden fans a bad name. i agree with most of the things NISSANZBOY has said. time will only tell on how much of a success the BA and VY will be.
     
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    The 427 will be based on a monaro not an opel. I Know they share platforms but thats about it
     
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    i meant that an opel calibra with this much power would be a better car to give that amount of power to, or even less because it would be lighter and able to handle it better. i think.
     

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