- Jun 15, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- AUFC, Everton, Sturt
My I30N has that kind of power, and it's scary to drive even with the mod cons. A V8 XU1 in 1970..... nah thanks I'd like my life.The XU1 V8 was probably the tipping point, we're talking about a merely if even a one tonne car with a 200+ kw engine in it, in the early 1970's no less. Even these days that's a seriously scary proposition. Something from nearly 50 years ago I might add, only WRX's and Evos come to mind of similar power to weight ratios - if they even meet that. If I am correct both of those cars ARE heavier than an XU1. Yes even the Lancer
Remember the XY GT was 260 kw - standard- standard! Even that was not enough to scare the government of the time, although I'm sure there would've concerned conversations around it.
The phase 4 GT would've possibly been just as scary - possibly, Ford Australia's V8 development was almost world ground breaking at the time. As was Holden's.
The Phase IV would have been close to the fastest car in the world at the time, the power would've been too much for the regular driver to handle. Dad had a Phase II and that was fast enough.