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still 40bhp short of the smaller Jaguar 4.2 v8 engine with 400bhp :) but about time someone started supercharging them, even though its just a ford engine so some performance companies already offer this package anyways.
 

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difference is that if this one gets up for retail sale it'll come with a full MG Rover Australia warranty.

I agree though that for a supercharged 4.6 litre V8 we should be looking at 400-440bhp.

260bhp is less than most 3-4 litre 6s and less than some 4s with half the capacity. the torque is quite useful though....

The real letdown for the ZT260 though is that woeful 5 speed manual and even worse 4 speed auto gearbox. They're real nasty Tremec units that ship in American pickups.
 

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Is a 14.0 second 1/4 mile slow for a ZT?

Ice D said:
still 40bhp short of the smaller Jaguar 4.2 v8 engine with 400bhp :) but about time someone started supercharging them, even though its just a ford engine so some performance companies already offer this package anyways.

http://www.sprintex.com.au/?show=projects&viewproj=11

Sprintex are saying sub 6 sec to 100k and a 14 sec 1/4 mile :D , if these are true then this is a quick car, pretty close to the Jag. It would be great if a modern twin cam V8 or V10 was in the ZT chassis but it isn't, I reckon anything that increases the power of the 4.6 is a good thing.

Here in Aus all the road tests of the std ZT260 reckon it sounds nice, handles/brakes well but it outclassed in performance terms (bear in mind the base model Ford Falcon has 182Kw and runs a 15.7 1/4 mile). It can't be too good to spend 90k dollars for a 'performance sedan' and find you struggle to leave the rep behind in his Falcon/Commodore :irked: .
 
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