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Old 08-14-2001, 00:33   #1 (permalink)
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AU2 XR8 220 is Fantastic!

Just hit 400km on the odometer and all I want to say is guys, the AU2 XR8 is a majorly fine automobile. You can read all about it in Wheels mag, however from where I sit, there are further avenues to look at.

As you may know my car is a little more than 5 litres now, and is essentially the same engine etc as we will be seeing in the T-Series update. To say this car is an awesome package is being nice to HSV just to keep them grinning (for now). The chassis, the torque, the flexibility, and the overall driving experience is enough for me to say if you want a 5.6 T-Series order now.

There is a waiting list for most XR8 220s, and I can tell you a 5.6 in the Falcon chassis is very definitely the best car I have owned (and I've had more than 20).

To all the people at Ford Australia, Tickford, and Herrod Motorsport, I salute you. This is the package that will make the Holden boys realise we are TRULY BACK. And the quality can't hurt either!

And about time..... :D
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Good to see you are extremely happpy with the car there Pete, many happy Km's of HSV beating :wink2:
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Onya Pete! we will see pics of it very soon? :D
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Onya Pete! we will see pics of it very soon? :D
Yeah - time, time, time. Even have some photos of the car done up with wedding ribbon etc. I had to fight the concierge at Pier One to get my keys back! Everyone comments on the car - all positive.
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Congrats on the new car Pete I guess the waiting was worth it.
So I gather the stroker motor goes a fair bit harder than the 220, which is good news for the T series.:D
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good to hear you are enjoying it:D
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So how much extra Torque and HP has the 5.6 got over the 5.0.

Just to see if the T series figures that are being thrown around are in the ballpark.:D
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Good onya Pete.. You're a mug you know that right..

Love some piccies when you get the chance mate.. :D
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Well done, mate! David and Geoff, this is the sort of advertising Ford needs. A truly satisfied customer.
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Good to here that you have it and having some fun with it.
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