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Old 09-15-2002, 04:56   #1 (permalink)
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Question Possible FPV Sighting

Hey, were any of you down at St Kilda Beach at around 1:30 this afternoon?

If you were you would have seen a car matching the following description:

Blueprint BA
Big tough looking bonnet bulge
Car bras front and rear
Low and menacing stance.

Could it have been an FPV or did I just see an XR8?

There were (predictably, first warm sunny Sunday in Melbourne for a while!) about a zillion people at St Kilda today so I think it was a carefully planned "teaser" by Ford rather than someone sneaking a prototype out for a cruise.
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Old 09-15-2002, 05:05   #2 (permalink)
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possibly was a GT???? how low, if it was really low, and had MASSIVE mags then possible it will be a GT. If the mags were like 18 inch jobbies, then XR8.
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Couldn't tell what size wheels he had from where I was. Probably 18's.

It was low but not stupid low, if you nkow what I mean. Sort of like the new M3, only tougher.
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Sounds like XR8 to me..
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yep sounds like XR8 - i dont think they would take GT down beach road on a sunny day...unless it was a planned teaser (doubtful though id reckon)

but then if its an XR8 (been released) why would it have the bra's on it hmmmmmm
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Old 09-15-2002, 07:35   #6 (permalink)
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yes i saw it too

Hey guys
I was in Williamstown this afternoon and saw a Blue XR with this huge buldge on the front bonnet and dammm it looked sweet and yes it had the front and rear masked up and a set of huge ass wheels :-) I got to tell u that if i worked at holden selling the new " Magnadores " LOL i would be very worried !!!
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Jeez.... I must be blind. I was driving on Beach road past St Kilda beach around that time. Must have been oblivious.

Was it parked or moving?
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Old 09-15-2002, 21:38   #8 (permalink)
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What about a different body kit, like we have at the moment for the AUIII.

Did it have sideskirts?
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Old 09-16-2002, 00:25   #9 (permalink)
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It was coming out of a side street in Williamstown next to those commision flats , i wasnt exactly sure but i think it had side skirts ? i was driving my sti rex and saw it the last minute as i was passing but too much traffic to do a u-turn hah ? LOL
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Should have yelled out the window look a new GT!!
Bet that would have got everyone to turn around and look. Mayber he would have even stopped?
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