Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden VF II Redline drag race

Yep, it's the match-up you've all been waiting for.

Holden has now installed the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 in its final VF II Commodore series, producing 304kW/570Nm and gifting it a wicked engine note.

The Ford Falcon XR8, of course, continues with the - ahem - 335kW/570Nm 5.0-litre supercharged Miami V8 that we're all now familiar with.

As explained in the video, we have a manual Holden and an automatic Ford, which will annoy plenty of people, however there are a couple of good reasons for that.

Firstly, a manual Redline is what we could source on the day and Holden also claims 4.9sec from 0-100km/h for the manual versus 5.0sec for the auto, so theoretically the manual is the faster car.

Finally, it's important to mention that there was a strong headwind on the day, so both cars ran a couple of tenths off the best numbers we've managed, however it was obviously the same for both cars.

For the full comparison test with check out the new issue of MOTOR.

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  • bahahahaha.....and so the excuses begin
  • lol
  • 1/. No tree. 2/. Ford needs a supercharger to even come close. 3/ both cars are well made But commy huge better engine. FACT
  • You really really have to wonder what morons go out to a drag strip and run cars with no xmas tree and no timing lights in use that is what EVERYONE who goes to a drag strip uses to measure time with???....just pathetic..must have killed you clowns to see the FORD win...AGAIN...but its got a really tall driving position so its never going to beat a Commonwhore!!...youre a joke of a mag!!
  • Xr8 wasnt even stalled up would of been 12s