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Old 01-02-2002, 23:54   #1 (permalink)
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MOTOR Comparo - TE50 vs Clubsport R8 - Any Interest??

Got my Feb. 2002 MOTOR by subscription today!

AND THE WINNER IS:

"And on that basis, the $64,200 T-Series is a clear winner." p62

FIGURES YOU SAY:

TE50 R8
0-60 2.85 2.81
0-80 4.34 4.36
0-100 5.86 6.06
0-160 13.59 13.58

0-400m 14.18 14.13 @ 164.3km/h

There are some riders on these figures in the article.

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The double sided poster (backside has WRX STi) has both T3 & R8 but the T3 is a good car length in front; subliminal advertising or what!!
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Can you tell us what the cars weigh?? Just interested.

Great to see them get the T into the 5 second bracket...
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I'm getting SO SICK of ACP. I never get my magazines on time anymore. Still waiting for Wheels again. Never got the last two issues despite their 'concern'.

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Shame the TE got pipped at the 400m post.

Anyway, isn't the TE competing with the Clubsport and the TS competing with the R8 since the TS and R8 are the heavier cars?

Seems the TE will do slightly worse against the Clubby and the TS won't do much better against the R8. Putting the lighter TE against the heavier R8 does make the numbers look better but the weight difference doesn't make it a true comparison.

Sorry if I rained on the T3 parade by saying that. I'll shut up now!
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Anything else in MOTOR that we'll be interested in DRU???
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Re: MOTOR Comparo - TE50 vs Clubsport R8 - Any Interest??

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Got my Feb. 2002 MOTOR by subscription today!

AND THE WINNER IS:

"And on that basis, the $64,200 T-Series is a clear winner."
Good stuff
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Well for mine it is the 0 to 100 I am most interested in so the fact it cracked 6 seconds is absolutely fantastic. Hard to keep in mind that this was a stop gap measure to gain respect. Respect is what they now have. Absolutely ****ing sensational Ford
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Hard to keep in mind that this was a stop gap measure to gain respect.
Exactly right mate. Can't wait to see the real fair dinkum effort.. :s5
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Re: MOTOR Comparo - TE50 vs Clubsport R8 - Any Interest??

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"And on that basis, the $64,200 T-Series is a clear winner." p62
I'm guessing based on the price that this is the TS?
I've got $66,950 in the latest Wheels.

Just thinking about what 3Toed said, hoping it is the figures for TS and not TE. In turn hoping the TE is quicker again.
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Just thinking about the pricing to try and figure out if this is the TE or TS tested, I would say it is the TE. TS starts at $66,950 and thats not including the Brembos...

I'd say they had a TE with Brembos and leather or something. That would take it to around the 64 grand mark, where as if it was TS, it would be at around 72 grand with Brembos.
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