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We have lost the plot 01 Jul 2020 19:47 #212084

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Oldest Son Passed the Comment a little while ago; "Dad, You're Ute has the same Horsepower as a B Model Mack"
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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 06:00 #212097

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Heh, I wants one of them Tesla utes when they come out. The ultimate hoon machine. You may not be able to wake up the whole neighbourhood with a clean breathing V8 at full song though you will be able to blow out the whole neighbourhoods 240 volt power supply when yer plug it in fer a recharge...B)

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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 07:56 #212101

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werkhorse wrote: And here I am driving an 84 LN65 2.4L hilux.... All of 84hp


interesting alternative, like it :)
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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 11:46 #212112

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Old school rules for me... Not fast.. But very consistent ;)
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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 12:26 #212114

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Hayseed

Younger dads will have their sons say "Dad your ute has more power than a new Kenworth road train"

I think 600hp is the biggest option they have.
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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 15:50 #212115

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my new "Dodge" is developing over 300hp at the rear wheels according to the mechanic who think's it could easily and inexpensively make more. Not sure how quickly I want to lose my licence though!
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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 19:20 #212128

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Bloke here in town has a jigger a bit like Bruce's Dodge. An AR110 ute on Holden chassis with all the goodies and putting out over 650hp. But lets face it, all that hp but not enough torque to pull a semi. Them's different horse. As my old man would say, " you need horses with hairy fetlocks in a truck".
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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 19:51 #212130

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The latest Cummins ISX (their biggest standard offering) has 600hp and 2050ft/lb of torque

The GM Goliath Pick-up has 700hp and 675ft/lb of torque 6.2 litre petrol 6,300rpm red line

Just as a comparison my Nissan Navarra V6 (based on the Renault engine) is the most powerful of the Japanese mid-sized trucks has 200hp and 485ft/lb of torque with a chip which is double the Torque/HP of the big GMC pick-up.

You get the feeling they got the horsepower for the sales brochures by allowing the engine to run past its normal red line knowing full well that almost none of them will be using that horsepower for any length of time and most of them never.

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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 19:58 #212131

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They have the damn things up to 800hp! These are built by Hennessey and sold through GM dealers like Holden HSV and Mercedes AMG models. If you have a spare $375,000US might be interesting to order one. This is 6x6 but you can have the 800hp in a 4x4 if you want. Reckon the red line must by up around 7,000rpm.

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We have lost the plot 02 Jul 2020 21:15 #212134

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What a waste of space. All those tyres and they show you it driving down a sealed road. So for the money all you get is an extra axle and noise out the exhaust.
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