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Post by fordman6 on Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:23 am

Can't wait for the 2008 Falcon to be released? Well get all your Orion fix right HERE!

And propossed power figures suggest:

Base (I6): 200kw, 400Nm
Base (I6 E-gas): 180kw, ???Nm
XR (I6/T): 230kw, 450Nm / 250-260kw, 500Nm
XR (V8 ): 280-290kw, 520-540Nm
FPV (I6T): 300Kw, 575Nm
FPV (V8 ): 310-320Kw, 550Nm

Although these power figures are GMH/HSV slaughtering (sorry, couldn't resist Razz), for it to be faster than the SS and GTS etc, the Falc needs to go on a diet!


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Post by Admin_Holden on Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:44 am

this, I believe and hope, is the rear end of the Orion Falcon (When I mean hope, I hope I'm right)...
I found it on UCP believe it or not!


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Post by fordman6 on Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:01 am

Admin_Holden wrote:this, I believe and hope, is the rear end of the Orion Falcon (When I mean hope, I hope I'm right)...
I found it on UCP believe it or not!

WRONG! The new Mondeo is the donor car aesthetically... And the current Falc' mechanically (with some exciting suspension and drivetrain upgrades which should make it handle better than the VE according to MOTOR...)

Mondeo sedan pics HERE and wagon [Estate] HERE.
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Post by Admin_Holden on Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:19 am

Damn...

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Post by fordman6 on Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:32 am

And with a bit of luck they also put the 'Orion' on a diet!
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Post by Admin_Holden on Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:45 am

310kW? I think (i'm not going to say the FPV's will be fat) the HSV will have an edge in SLS and Corners. Why? The HSV's have really good getaways and have a 50/50 weight distribution.

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Post by fordman6 on Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:49 am

Admin_Holden wrote:310kW? I think (i'm not going to say the FPV's will be fat) the HSV will have an edge in SLS and Corners. Why? The HSV's have really good getaways and have a 50/50 weight distribution.

FPV have been getting help from Aston Martin for the cars dynamics. Does I need to say anything else?
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Post by Admin_Holden on Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:53 am

Hmm... that sounds alright TBH. Aston's produce good cars. Matthew Hayden better hope it's a cracking catch.

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Post by fordman6 on Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:04 am

Admin_Holden wrote:Hmm... that sounds alright TBH. Aston's produce good cars. Matthew Hayden better hope it's a cracking catch.

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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:21 am

Do you have any predicted times down the strip?

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Post by Admin_Holden on Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:22 am

Roughly high 14s down the strip I reckon.

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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:25 am

HSV's will beat it by a second

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Post by Admin_Holden on Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:28 am

But then again, it was ahead by that much on BF's wasn't it? They could be roughly 14.6 or 14.5 if they are lucky. What about the price range? Any one want to predict?

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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:31 am

They would be probably the same price or cheaper to compete with Holden/HSV vehicles

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Post by fordman6 on Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:37 am

is your Holden/HSV biasy blinding you? 14sec?! try 13sec passes all day for the GT! 11 - 12's for the 'phoon maybe! price? might be a bit more than current range, but not too much more...
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:30 am

The Typhoon's turbo right?

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Post by fordman6 on Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:44 am

--->Da[V]id<--- wrote:The Typhoon's turbo right?

There's the answer to my last post... yes, it is! And it is a HSV eater! Razz
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:47 am

Well no wonder. Turbo's are just a cheap and nasty way to gain power.

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Post by fordman6 on Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:49 am

--->Da[V]id<--- wrote:Well no wonder. Turbo's are just a cheap and nasty way to gain power.

So you are saying FPV cheated? You have NOOOO perception on cars do you?
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:51 am

I'm not saying that FPV have cheated. I said that Turbo's are just a quick fix to gain power.

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Post by Admin_Holden on Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:40 pm

Yeah, apart from the Astra I haven't heard of any turbocharged HSV's that sell well. However a VE Commodore SS would still beat it on a track.

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Post by fordman6 on Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:34 am

Wait until the Orion comes out, then we may compare. Because you guys are comparing the OLD Ford Falcon with the NEW Holden Commodore. Sounds as rigged as the V8SC IPO! lol
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