Ford BA Falcon XR6T v Holden VY Commodore SS. Ford’s original S-XR6 did a fine job of making its XR8 stablemate look a bit girly back in ’91, but then it wasn’t quite man enough to embarrass HSV’s VP Clubsport, and it neglected to set any new benchmarks. You can throw the SS around with confidence because it encourages you to do so, and its brakes are bloody good, too, refusing to fade after several 185km/h stops, and offering unyielding force on the road. It feels quicker, more effortless, and more polished than the SS, and with its instant torque, the Falcon has grin-inducing thrust out of corners. Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden VFII SS V Redline. And I don’t want to hear any griping about how either Ford or Holden have already taken their bats and balls and gone home, leaving us with leftovers to carry us through to our date with destiny. In the red corner, the Commodore SS has picked up a few visual changes, some new gearing, suspension and brake tweaks and the piece de resistance: the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 nicked from the storage cage over at HSV. Not only does the Commodore have more feedback and a better quality of it at that, it’s also a more natural steerer. In the past we’ve conducted other Holden vs Ford comparos, but none have been quite as anticipated as this one. It can even make the Falcon XR6 Turbo understeer a bit. With traction off it’s much more ebullient through corners, and generally speaking it’s lighter front end makes it easier to throw into corners without the front outside wheel pushing wide.
Xr6 Turbo Vs V8 Ss Commodore – anyone got any links? Just with a basic tune you can get 100 more hp. SS Commodore all the way. I have been a Holden man my whole life bit the XR6T was easily faster than the SS and couldnt walk away from the Turbo. Drive both, pick what you like, some people are V8 people, some are turbo, pick the one that makes you happy, and the end of the day it your dough your throwing down. The XR6 Turbo can throw down better than any Holden Commodore SS or HSV. A XR6 Turbo is 240Kw’s it will NOT keep up with a new HSV 297Kw’s, Even a new SS Commodore 250Kw’s (Monaro gets 260Kw’s) will just out run it in a straight line. I can only comment on G8 ute Vs XR6T ute (both bog-stock autos) Falcon: Pros: bigger tray, great gearbox, nicer braking feel, better turn-in, goes way harder. Other than traction control and ABs, the ford has no driver aids, the traction control is useless, can have bellowing smoke with or without it:D Oh, it does have launch control which actually does work well, used it. AS a break down road service I see a lot more SS Holden’s then fords broken down but neither are too bad.
From either side of the trenches the two 5.0-litre engines threw grenades until Holden used Yank weaponry in 1999 with the 220kW 5. Philosophically the VF Commodore and FG X Falcon could not be any more different. The Skinny: Planting the 6.2 litre LS3 engine in the Commodore SS and SSV has transformed the performance. The ride and handling is also matched better to Australian roads than any imported competitor. Ford Falcon XR6T versus Holden Commodore SSV. 45,490 or just 41,990 if you can go without some of the fancy fruit and pick the SS. For those with deeper pockets, there’s the HSV-lite SSV Redline at 51,490. Spend too many launches perfecting your getaway and the engine gets warm and fails to really punch the Falcon down the strip.
Xr6 Turbo Vs V8 Ss Commodore
2-litre V8 brings with it a snarl and bark no Holden has come close to for more than a decade. Even better is that the SS-V Redline does not drone or boom when cruising. HSV GTS GEN-F2 v Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint v Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint Strip and dyno shootout Heathcote, Vic. Just for reference, the HSV ClubSport R8 LSA and Holden Commodore SS-V Redline we also tested on the same day at Heathcote were both slower than the GTS and XR6, confirming the GTS if anyone had any doubt is indeed the quickest GM vehicle available in Australia. That’s also more power than the 350kW we saw at the rear wheels of the limited-edition FPV GT F 351 in 2014, when it out-powered the 340kW GTS. Unlike the regular red rocker cover of XR6 Turbos or the blue of the old F6, the Sprint gets the black finish last used on the Territory Turbo. They were also tested locally against key rivals like the Commodore SS-V Redline and even the kilowatt-king HSV GTS. It feels lighter and better defined in its operation than the same unit in the current Holden and HSV V8s, and is actually quite sweet to drive once you acclimatise to the spring-loading that’s still heavier than the norm. They also say that the XR8 manual will ultimately be a smidge faster in the right hands and under the right conditions, but the XR6 will be faster in unskilled hands. Just keep in mind that you can’t really compare the SS to an XR6T. Primarily is the commodore power rating doesnt take into account rotational weight of the front wheels whereas the awkw does. It will be done by a local performance shop and if your engine throws a leg out I guarantee you Holden wont pay for a thing and the performance shop will blame driver abuse or similar. I am interested in buying a VE Holden Commodore SV6 or alternatively a VE Holden Commodore SS. It will also use more fuel than your previous cars but will be a heap more fun. So yeah, the only other alternative to the SV6 or the SS is possibly the XR6, XR6T or the XR8. Especially because they are RWD cars that throw a lot of power down. Well my brothers, my step father and I test drove an XR6 Turbo today. My stepfather is a Ford bloike, but he had to admit that the HSV was a better drive than the XR6 Turbo. A F6 would be a fair Clubby competitor if you can find one to test I guess is the issue. I haven’t driven a LS2 Commodore, but have driven a VZ SS M6, and a Mk 1 5 speed Falcon XR6T.
Ford Falcon Xr8 V Holden Commodore Ss
Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo By Feann Torr & Chris Shumack – 5/Apr/2007 The burning question for the Ford and Holden faithful. In the past we’ve conducted other Holden vs Ford comparos, but none have been quite as anticipated as this one. With traction off it’s much more ebullient through corners, and generally speaking it’s lighter front end makes it easier to throw into corners without the front outside wheel pushing wide. It holds gears for engine braking and shifts down if a lower gear can deliver more power, and the surely if ZF is still selling them to Audi and BMW to put behind V10 powerplants then something’s going very right. Road Test: HSV Senator vs. Yep, as you’ve probably heard, Holden Australia is closing down local manufacturing of its vehicles by 2017. This means there will be no more Commodore. To cap it off, Holden will also service your car for free at any of its dealers until 2020. Gently around suburban streets, and the steering is well weighted and composed but take it to the limit on a track, or throw it down a winding road, and the XR8 will arc up and chuck out it’s 335kW of power in a flurry of growls and cracks to give big fun. 0L inline-six engine fuelled either by petrol or LPG, but you can have a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine as a no-cost option on Falcon and G6E models. And of course, the halo engine is the Coyote V8 which is exclusive to the XR8, and actually puts out more raw power than the similarly 5.0L V8-engined Mustang GT.
Hmmm Holden vs Ford absolutely NO contest Holden wins every time! If anything look at XR6T’s. Defo the VY SS, but after a few beers the BA XR8 looks good. Whet he said, The SS wins hands down as far as V8’s go, but my pick would still be the turbo with a t56 manual. The Typhoon is a 270kw upmarket version of the XR6 Turbo. I think that Muscle cars like those should easily throw down mid 13’s. Winton lap times: FPV GT 1:45.57, Holden Commodore SS 1:45.5. RX – 3yrs, XR6T – 2.5yrs, 6MPS nearly 2 years, Heritage – 7 months so far! I agree, but that means finding something I really like. A 3.0L Liberty barely does any better. The V6 in the Holden is crap, so the V8 is the only option. Only the SSV Welly and SWMBO must drive our harder than you:9wink:. And still the factory is pumping out more SS & HSV units as we speak:rolleyes:. I think it’s a fair call to say that Holden Lova’s 420kw Falcon runs nines – 12. Xr6t, bags me out for what was just a bit of a test run. This thread is funny but I can’t help but think there is more than one person posting under that tards user name. Don’t own a vy ss ute that runs 11.8 116. The falcon will probably look better proportioned than Mustang but it will come at a cost of being more conservatively styled. Top Gear Australia magazine claim in their new issue that the XR8 will have 375kw courtesy of a ‘transient over boost’ which gives it an extra 40kw for short bursts, also that it will have xr6 spec interior to keep costs down as they claim it will be targeting the SS. And its RWD!!!! I’m giving Ford as much of a go as I can, Mid Feb I have to make a decision, lease is up, I either dump the FG and update to a 300 or Commodore or pay out the FG and tread water till FH is released. Norm one of my bro inlaws has had a number of hipo cars over the years incl a heavily modded XR6T to FPV 335’s to driving many friends hsv’s to M3’s GTR’s etcetc.