Originally Posted by What
Ughff....now you're making me think......
About 400 hp.
It would be cool if we had the Falcon as an option, but I wonder if Ford believes that we Americans would accept a 6 cylinder Ford that looks like the GTO and is quicker than an 8 cylinder Mustang GT.
The 2008 Falcon will be the Orion project and a whole new footprint and platform. It's mooted to form the basis for the next generation sedans in the US, analogous to the GM Zeta platform developed for the VE Commodore range.
Although there has been legacy parts used worldwide, Ford Australia has had a fairly independent development since the late sixties and the six has evolved into a fairly potent donk. Ford Aust don't publish speed related data, but it generally accepted the Mustang is fairly average by comparison.
Ford's locally developed 4WD/2WD crossover "Ford Territory" is crackerjack. The turbo version can easily be tweeked to 320kW and it's reliable.
Don't you guys favour front wheel drive because of snow?