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Old 11-06-2002, 21:02   #1 (permalink)
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BA XR6n/a vs AU XR6

Looking at specs for BA XR6n/a, kerb weight is 1694kg measured up against my AUXR6 1518kg. Yeah, BA has got 10kw more than my VCT but is a lot heavier. (You're talking 176kg) I'd like to see a performance comparison. Any thoughts. Dave http://discussions.FordForums.com/im...cons/icon3.gif
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Old 11-06-2002, 21:12   #2 (permalink)
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I know u won't like me saying this, but the XR6 VCT with 172kw is actually slower in a straight line compared with the old HP 164kw motor. I can't remember exact figures, but if i am right, i think the new XR6 is about .5 - 1.0 second faster than the old HP. It also could be different with yours because u might have done mods.
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I thought the weight of the AU XR6 VCT was around the 1640kg mark.
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Old 11-06-2002, 21:24   #4 (permalink)
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That is a pointless comparison. The BA will beat it and it rides better, looks better, handles better. It also has a more integreted body kit and much better looking wheels. A pointless comparison indeed!!
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Thanks XR6turbo, yeah I realise the HP is faster in the straight line, I'm not getting precious about my old VCT performance. Just noticed the weight gain in the BA that's all.
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Old 11-06-2002, 22:03   #6 (permalink)
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AU XR6 VCT weighs 1650Kg (9.59kg:kw)
AU XR6 HP weighs 1530Kg (9.32kg:kw)
BA XR6 N/A weighs 1710kg (9.39kg:kw)


Id say the AU HP and BA would be close, with the VCT a close 3rd.
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Old 11-06-2002, 22:11   #7 (permalink)
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there would be a bees dick between them all ..... it would be TO close.....
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Old 11-06-2002, 23:43   #8 (permalink)
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As much as I love the BA, I am more impressed by how it handles and the way they have extracted power from the vehicle...

In terms of looks, I still prefer my Rebel XR6.

The front of the AU XR's is the only thing Ford did right last time. Also the new BA front, whilst very nice, does not really intimidate.

Also I am not sure I like the back lights on the BA. They seem cut off halfway. Mabye I am too used to the large backlights of the AU.

Dont get me wrong guys... I love the BA... And would like to own both my AU/BA... Overall I am sure the BA is a better car anyhow..
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Old 11-06-2002, 23:56   #9 (permalink)
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i think that the NA BA XR6 should of got slightly more power, e.g. 190kW. I think this would give it a good edge.
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An XR6 AUII is faster. :s6: :s6: J/K

Nah i'd imagine a manual BA XR6 N/A would be slightly quicker once the revs climb compared to the AU XR6 HP. What hurts the BA XR6 is the initial take off i reckon because of the weight.

Yes it's definitly true that the VCT XR6's were slightly slower than the HP's, but they made up for it in teh handling with there sweet sweet IRS.

But all in all it's not exactly all over red rover for the superceeded AU's.
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