HOW FAST ARE YOU GOING?
Ford doesn’t publish an official 0-100km/h time but engineers reckon you can squeeze a 4.5-second pass from the XR6 Turbo and a 4.6 from the XR8.
We clocked 4.7 secs in both models on Tasmanian roads in March. Now we’re wondering whether the stretch of road we used might have been downhill.
For this comparison we tested all three cars within 30 minutes of each other on the exact same piece of tarmac, at Sydney Dragway.
HSV claims 4.4 seconds for the GTS and we got four 4.6s results in the first four passes.
The XR6 Turbo knocked out a pair of 4.9s straight away but didn’t get any faster.
The XR8 took several attempts to limbo to 5.1s because it kept wanting to fry the rear tyres.
As the numbers show, the HSV GTS launches to 60km/h faster and simply powers on from there.
HSV GTS 0-60KM/H 2.5 SEC; 0-100KM/H 4.6 SEC FALCON XR6 SPRINT 0-60KM/H 2.6 SEC; 0-100KM/H 4.9 SEC FALCON XR8 SPRINT 0-60KM/H 2.7 SEC; 0-100KM/H 5.1 SEC