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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Super Coach, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Martin Norris

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    Yes Cuda, agree with all your points, I prefer the Challenger's styling to the Charger as well. Will be interesting to see what price point they would be targeting considering the price of the mustang. I think the Hellcat would sell well here, it certainly has a presence about it. Would you put your hand in your pocket for one?
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    In a heartbeat mate. I'd prefer a ZL1 but!
     
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    A sunny Saturday morning...it just doesn't get any better.
     
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    Damn! These MSEs look good!
     
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    Hint hint!
     
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    Despite the advertised power output of the GTF being 351kW and the Sprint XR8 being 345kW, I can tell you on good authority that they are exactly the same engine (ECU programs and all) as the base XR8's 335kW Boss. All three of 'em, the same but for the text on the intake lid. They all "transiently over boost" to 400kW if the engine is at normal temp, the ambient is below 24C, and the pedal is to the metal! Not only that, I've driven all three - they are indistinguishable! Ford Australia, with a long history of dubious power claims, only the pull the wool over the eyes of the uneducated (and Insurance companies and Governmental goody goodies).
     
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    Hint hint!!
     
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    It's curious how many 600hp F6s manage to pull mid-twelves at best. Those extra 200-odd ponies must be used to run the air conditioner or something...
     
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    I've done this before, twice! Gla, pull over often, have coffees, have a pee, have some lunch, check out Ngarkat, take a photo with one foot in SA, the other in Vic; do whatever you can to shut down the engine, let it cool awhile. When on the move, slow to 60ks (traffic permitting), accelerate with some authority back up to 100-110, keeping the tach below 3500. Do this often, do it with different gears (sorry, I don't recall whether you're a manual or auto). Do NOT use cruise for any appreciable period (that is, more than 5 minutes). It'll take you 12 hours to get home, but you'll ~750km on the clock - almost a quarter of the way there!
     
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    I wasn't. You asked about F6 having 310fwkw. I commented yes. Then I compared my F6 with a stock F6.

    Why would I compare a turbo to an NA SSVR . I own both and there is no comparison

    One is the best car I have driven. The other has a lot of power.
     
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    They spent the money on the last GTS. They went out with a Big Bang. The GTS will go down as the greatest Australian performance car.

    Ford falcon car / sprints are just so 2008. Nothing special just has descent motors. Not want you want for a daily drive.
     
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    Yes, it is curious isn't it.
     
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    Not just Fawds, all turbos. AMG A45 owners think they are another league, super modern Teutonic Tiida technology at an unbelievable price... half our vehicle size yet same $ on the road, premium coz "most powerful four cylinder ever made".
    It's a 2 litre @ 26 psi with a volumetric equivalent of 5.5 litres. Seems fine, today's technology is all about engineering variable output right? Sure but the notion that a little swept area engine with massive VE is any "better" or powerful than same VE from our V8 coz pushrods is just daft.
    When you do the math on mfg's claimed gross, AMG A45 has an effective Specific Output of 68 hp/litre - exact same as our much maligned 6.0 (LS3 is 74 hp/litre and fawlty F6 is 55).
    Let the ocean of downsized numbnuts enjoy their five second dyno pulls with massive peaks as artifice @426Cuda by comparison our power and efficiency is unconditional, unashamedly available 24/7 :rolleyes:
     
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    Congrats Jack-B, looks good!
    I have on order the same Red Hot MSE with lip spoiler. Here's hoping the lippy looks just as good!
     
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    Since we are on the subject of N/A vs FI.
    The LS3 vs LSA: Both these engines use Hypereutectic cast Aluminium pistons. GM rates these at 550HP (410KW). So in theory, the GTS and GTS-R are producing more power than their pistons can handle. For this reason, LSA's squirt oil on the bottom of each piston in an attempt too cool the pistons. I would be very careful of opting for these aftermarket LSA power increases simply by boost intake exhaust and tuning...
     
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    Sneak preview from the dealer. I'll try and post some on the drive home tomorrow.
     

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    Damn, the silver looks pretty good!
     
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    A few more in the sun.
    The wait and restless night starts.
     

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    Very nice indeed. Looks like we need a Melb coffee meet n greet soon.
     
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    That tow guy looks like he was ready to take off in your new car gla lol. Congrats on a nice looking MSE mate; should have been me today, but I will be patient and wait awhile longer. Just booked mine in for Opticoat Pro + @ Dan's Garage. Why is it that the car you are about to trade/sell privately for a new one starts to look really good just before you are going to let it go? That happened when I sold the GTR Torana and the VN SS and now it's happening with my series 1 VF SSV Redline, hmmm perhaps I should keep it.
     
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