In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
BA XR6 Turbo vs AUIII XR8
Apples are not that different to Oranges. Sure apples have more potassium, sodium, vitamin A, and vitamin G, while oranges have more Vitamin B and C, but they are both still fruit!
Just like this comparison, the cars have different insides and out, btoh have thier good and bad, but unlike an unfair comparison, this is one which is to demonstrate just how much something has improved.
If I am to beleive Motor and other "credible" sources, there will be a 230kw, 450nm Turbo IL6 powered XR6 released at around Christmas time. This means, combined with it's superior IRS and optional Koni shockers, it would be lighter and more powerful with more torque than our current V8 powered XR8.
The XR8 is capable of low 6 acclerations with mid to high 14 quarters. The new XR6 should be capable of bettering these times. So there must be a significant improvement in the New Xr8 to be a ble to be ahead of the 6. I'm not sure how much more the XR8 will weigh to the XR6 T, but I have conficence in Ford that they will not let the cheaper Turbo XR6 out-do the 8.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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