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    FJ

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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:04 pm

    Now we Ford lovers have been saying for years that Holden/HSV have always seemed to beat Ford with the power figures, now the new XR6T will cream the SSV and the Typhoon will kick everyone's arse............God its good to be a Ford man. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FNTMV8 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:58 am

    FJ wrote:Now we Ford lovers have been saying for years that Holden/HSV have always seemed to beat Ford with the power figures, now the new XR6T will cream the SSV and the Typhoon will kick everyone's arse............God its good to be a Ford man. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

    Aren't the new dunnydoors 317KW :?:
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:06 am

    HIV's 307kw, SSV's 270kw

    So the XR6T with its 270kw and XR8 with its 290kw's should clean the SSV up. And if what others are saying about the FPV's are true then the F6 with its 310kw, and V8's 320kw should take care of HSV. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FNTMV8 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:16 am

    "Holden Special Vehicles today announced a running change to its award winning E-Series and WM Grange vehicles, with the new GM LS3 engine to be fitted across the range for cars on-sale from April.

    The upgrade will see the ClubSport R8, GTS, Senator Signature, Maloo R8 and WM Grange's power output rise to 317kW."

    At least the GT's should whip 'em aye...
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FNTMV8 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:19 am

    http://www.hsv.com.au/news/news.asp?ID=810

    Just in case you wanted a read about it.... I didn't go looking, honest Embarassed


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:19 am

    Sorry mate, Im not too up to date with Holden. Embarassed Embarassed

    F6 sound kick their arse too. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:21 am

    FNTMV8 wrote:http://www.hsv.com.au/news/news.asp?ID=810

    Just in case you wanted a read about it.... I didn't go looking, honest Embarassed

    As they say..............Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. Twisted Evil


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FNTMV8 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:23 am

    Mind you, they had to use 6.2 litres to get on top of our little 5.4 Wink Wink
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:24 am

    Holden seem to have a habit of changing the power outputs of their cars every 12 months or so.............We hear a lot of people moaning about how rude of Ford to put the XR range power figures the same as the B-series Falcon's but Holden seem to do it every year to their cars. Neutral


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:25 am

    FNTMV8 wrote:Mind you, they had to use 6.2 litres to get on top of our little 5.4 Wink Wink

    The talk is that in 2010 Ford will be doing a 6.0lt or 6.1lt pushrod V8, so this should be interesting. Cool


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FNTMV8 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:31 am

    [quote="FJ"]


    The talk is that in 2010 Ford will be doing a 6.0lt or 6.1lt pushrod V8, so this should be interesting. Cool

    Yeah but by then the other crowd will have 7.0 as standard. Crying
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:33 am

    It has to stop somewhere though otherwise we'll all be driving Kenworths. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FNTMV8 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:35 am

    Mmmmmm.... now there's a thought :!:
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FORDACE on Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:38 am

    FJ wrote:It has to stop somewhere though otherwise we'll all be driving Kenworths. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

    As long as when it stops the blue oval is on top thats all that matters.

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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by Guest on Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:41 am

    is it here yet mate Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by Guest on Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:49 am

    News


    First drive: Ford FG Falcon


    Toby Hagon, drive.com.au, April 10, 2008

    The Drive team finally gets behind the wheel of Fords new FG Falcon, the most important Falcon ever.





    Fords new Falcon is bigger and better than ever, but whats it like to drive? The Drive team has driven all seven model variants and delivered its verdict.
    On the whole, Drives experts are very impressed with the improvements made to the new Falcon.
    Particularly impressive is the more spacious cabin, which feels more open and user-friendly, especially for larger people. The roofline has been pushed up and forward, so those in the front no longer feel as though theyre sitting too far up and forward.
    The new Falcon is also a lot quieter on the road. It does such a good job of suppressing wind noise around the mirrors and windows that the hushed cabin actually highlights other sounds. In some models, for example mainly the sports variants, with their bigger tyres theres some noticeable tyre roar on coarse-chip bitumen surfaces at freeway speeds.
    The steering of the new Falcon is also more reassuring and engaging, aiding driver confidence and assurance, while not detracting from the around-town manoeuvrability.
    The turbocharged six-cylinder engine, too, is seriously impressive and capable of sprinting to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds, according to our tests.
    The regular six-cylinder is more muscular than ever, forming the basis for a surprising package on the entry-level Falcon XT.
    While the FG Falcon is not the giant leap the VE Commodore was over the VZ Commodore it replaced, it arguably didnt need to be.
    Drives exclusive comparison test two years ago revealed that the driving experience of the outgoing BA/BF Falcon was good enough for the Falcon to hold its own in the driving department against the then-fresher VE Commodore.
    From the first time you slip behind the wheel of the new Falcon it feels like a more cohesive machine.
    In many ways, though, its the smaller things in the FG Falcon package which, combined, add volumes to the overall Falcon vehicle.
    The engine ignition system, for example, is more user-friendly. Theres no need to hold the key around to the start position thanks to the one-touch start. A brief flick to the start position is all thats required for the engine to judge how much cranking is needed to start the car.
    The three-click indicators are ideal for changing lanes, while the interior plastics are a step above and more competitive with similarly priced vehicles. The lower part of the centre console, too, is more classy and useful, yet it still holds a packet of tissues.
    Of course, the new Falcon is not perfect. Theres some mild steering rack rattle when cornering over bumps and the V8 engine in the XR8 is thoroughly outclassed by the brilliant six-cylinder turbo thats now in the Falcon XR6 Turbo and newly created Falcon G6E Turbo.
    Overall, though, the new FG Falcon is a substantial step forward for Ford, adding a modern take to an existing formula to better take the fight to Holden.
    Click on the links below for more detailed first-drive impressions of every model in the Ford FG Falcon range.
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    First drive: Ford FG Falcon XR6
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    First drive: Ford FG Falcon XR8
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by TheOtherhalf on Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:10 am

    I do like the front of it, nice and chunky like the T Series...
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by Zamiam on Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:50 am

    For anyone in doubt

    the V8 engine in the XR8 is thoroughly outclassed by the brilliant six-cylinder turbo


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by TheOtherhalf on Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:11 am

    Sad Zamiam very sad....and you could have used blue writing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:27 am

    It looks a lot nicer without the black plastic bits in the front.............I'm liking it a lot. Cool


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FORDACE on Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:36 am

    Zamiam wrote:For anyone in doubt

    the V8 engine in the XR8 is thoroughly outclassed by the brilliant six-cylinder turbo

    Wait till the GT & GT specs are anounced you might want to change camps

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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by Guest on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:01 am

    I like the utes FJ they look bloody orsum from what pics I have seen at the dealers Very Happy
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:05 am

    I'll wait till I see some better photos of the Ute's but the tray looks funny, but that could just be the angle of the photos.


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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by Guest on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:08 am

    looked alright to me mate like the ute over anything else at the momnet in this new model so far Very Happy
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    Re: New FG FPV GT

    Post by FJ on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:13 am

    I like that you can get a 6 speed manual in the XR6 models, Sedans and Ute's, but I was surprised to read that a 5 speed Auto is standard in the XR6 and the 6 speed ZF auto is a $2000 option, but that is in Aussie. Ford NZ will probably make sure all their XR6's have the 6 speed auto and I just hope Ford NZ give us buyers the XR6 manual. Neutral


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