Dragging with an XR8
On Friday afternoon I happened to come across a blue XR8 barra turning right onto the Western Ring Rd at the Pascoe Vale Rd on ramp to the freeway (in Victoria approx 3km from Ford HQ) for the interstaters). I noticed the great blue paintwork first, then the BIG bonnet bulge on the bonnet, then the rear car bras hiding the lower rear panels only, I won't say anymore about time etc.. because I don't want to get the complete and utter LUCKY bastard in trouble. We turned the corner together, me on the inside!!! and just hammered down the entrance to the freeway which drops a fair way into a gully and rises again steeply as it turn gently left and towards the Melb. CBD. I repeat I think it was an XR8 because it sounded like no other V8 I have heard and we were not pussy footing it. It sounded "worked" if that makes sense, something like a stock v8 that you throw on new exhausts, headers etc... Anyway, to put is simply he BLEW us away every time and I new that when he pushed past us he backed off only slightly, we caugt up a little and then he just walked away from us each time. Don't worry fellow blue bloods, this car if its was a stock XR8 will ruin HSV owners past and current (maybe even VY owners to be). If it was a GT falcon prototype than .....
Oh... by the way I was a passenger in a HSV Clubsport R8 and before you ask, the driver and I weigh about 175Kg in total and we had less than a quarter a tank of petrol while the mean ford was driver only. He had our measure easily and the smile on his face made me think Ford can now be proud of products again.