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Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden VF II Redline drag race

By Scott Newman, 10 Nov 2015 Features

Two Aussie muscle car heroes head-to-head on the strip

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.