Honda Type R vs Ford Falcon GTHO Radio

adio HOnda type R versus GTHO BathurstFour cylinder Honda versus an historical V8

In 1970 Australia’s Ford Falcon GTHO, was said to be the fastest four-door sedan in the world.

Allan Moffat set a lap record in one at Bathurst in 1972.

Now a four-cylinder, front wheel drive Honda type R road car has lapped the circuit in a slightly quicker time.

The phase III HO had more power but to put the power of modern cars in perspective, the two litre Honda has 36% more power than the 1967, 4.7 litre Falcon which was the first V8 to win Bathurst.

Better gearboxes, braking, handling and tyre technology also helps.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto