Today's Drive highlighted that the XR seen up to now is the XR6.
Basing my assumptions on the S / SS relationship, I predict that the XR8 will have :
o 18" mags
o 50 series 225's (maybe 235's)
o darkened headlight inserts
o larger / dual rear spoiler
o lower ground clearance (helped along by the extra weight of the v8)
o more aggresive stance
o colour coded interior / instrumentation panel
o more supportive / sportier seating
o improved exhaust (possibly dual - on same side) for better sound & performance
o bigger brakes / stiffer suspension
That should make up the $10,000 premium that should exist.
The rest of the bodywork should remain the same.
The XR6 broke your heart. The XR8 will tear out your still beating heart & have it for dinner with a side order of fries.
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