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Old 01-17-2002, 19:03   #1 (permalink)
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Factory-backed Falcon for Targa

Ford are building a XR-6 falcon for Targa (Daily Telegraph 18/1). Minimal changes to the car as they are pushing the out of the box economical sports/race car angle (170kW).

About time Ford. Well done

Pity though its not a new T-Series :sad:
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Old 01-17-2002, 19:10   #2 (permalink)
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I thought Ford had an official entry in Targa last year (red XR6), I think it finished about 20th overall.

I think Ford uses it as a bit of durability testing, who knows this XR will probably have a bit of AV throughout the car. :s5
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While having my exhaust done at Herrods, I spoke with Ashley who told me about the work they did on Ford's Targa XR6. Wonder if Herrods are looking after this years entry as well.
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What work did they do?, since it is last years car you are talking about it should be alright to discuss it.
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From what I can recall from the Telegraph. I believe its the same driver that finished 20th something last year that will be driving the factory-backed falcon this year. They did mention that Ford offically backed a car last year.
They said that the car was being developed at the Ford Motorsport HQ?
The mods they are doing are said to be only minimal. Suspension,brakes and engine output up from 165 to 170kW.
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That should be that Ford didn't offically back a car last year.
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What work did they do?, since it is last years car you are talking about it should be alright to discuss it.
Headers/exhaust, ported the heads, unichip - can't remember if they did the cam or not, apparantly Herrods cam grind for the I6 is almost identical to the current Tickford job.
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