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Posted: 11/23/2012 10:44:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:50:18 AM EST
So it's an upgraded Taurus SHO?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:53:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By retgarr:
So it's an upgraded Taurus SHO?


Aussie Ford Falcon = Taurus-like sheetmetal with rear-wheel drive and 351Cleveland that has lots of improvements since the tooling was shipped from the US to Australia.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:53:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By retgarr:
So it's an upgraded Taurus SHO?
No, Aussies still make RWD vehicles. Probably based on the Mustang.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:54:42 AM EST
Last of the V8s?

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Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:55:20 AM EST
Wasn't GM going to start selling Holden Commodores here again at some point? Sucks that the G8 bombed.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:55:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 11:05:56 AM EST by CarbineDad]
Originally Posted By BillythePoet:
Last of the V8s?

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Last of the V-8 Intercerptors

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Anyone rememebr the 80's Ford commercials with the CHP Mustangs? " The Boss is back, and this time, He's wearing a badge"
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:57:11 AM EST
Sure would like to get one of those over here.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:57:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Wasn't GM going to start selling Holden Commodores here again at some point? Sucks that the G8 bombed.



That is sad, the G8 is a sweet car for the money.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 11:00:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By StretchMaK:
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Wasn't GM going to start selling Holden Commodores here again at some point? Sucks that the G8 bombed.



That is sad, the G8 is a sweet car for the money.



I was $2,000 away from buying a GXP. We couldn't agree on a price so now I drive a 600RWHP Shelby. I love my car, but there's still times I wonder if I should have just given that guy with the GXP what he wanted.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 11:29:42 AM EST
Dream car : Holden Ute SS.



Imagine G8 GT with a truck bed. They were going to bring it over here at the Pontiac G8 ST...But yeah....
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 2:45:32 PM EST
Nothing will fit properly inside
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:17:12 PM EST
Took the Holden, AKA 9C1 Caprice, for a test drive the other day. All I can say is! I was out to test the Nissan NV. Well, the fleet guys at the dealer I was at handled the vans, and by chance the cop cars too. I saw the cop car poster on the wall and jokingly told them I wanted to try one of them. Well the guy grabbed that key too. I didn't flog it hard, but it got to 80 real fast! Would have went faster but to much holiday traffic Wednesday. It's the Pontiac G-8 with rubber floor mats.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:27:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 3:28:19 PM EST by CWO]
Races coming to the US in 2013.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:37:30 PM EST
I lived in NZ for a while. They love V8 cars. I myself liked there 4 dor sr5 pickup trucks with the 2.5 turbo diesel. They have cool cars down there
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:41:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 3:47:36 PM EST by ActionYobbo]
Originally Posted By FlyingGorilla:
Originally Posted By retgarr:
So it's an upgraded Taurus SHO?


Aussie Ford Falcon = Taurus-like sheetmetal with rear-wheel drive and 351Cleveland that has lots of improvements since the tooling was shipped from the US to Australia.


the only thing the taurus and the falcon have in common is the badge

the poor excuse for an engine yes the cleveland went the way of the dodo years ago. They went back to the winsor so they could actually get some power and then to the new modular engine.
at one point the inline 6 engine for the falcon was putting out more power than the V8. IIRC it was 1997 and the XR6 had better figures than the XR8



Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:41:30 PM EST
Australians are nuts with their horsepower. My yella terra rockers are made there and a lot of individual throttle body manifolds are from there.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:47:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By retgarr:
So it's an upgraded Taurus SHO?

No.
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