T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
The Striders first road kill in the XR6
Ok for you guys who already have Xr6's and Xr8's this might not be so significant, but being a new XR6 it amazed me just how good the XR6 HP is.
Driving home after the club run on the great western hwy tonight doing 80km/h a VT Commo S overtakes me, i decided to go after him as it's a relatively fair match. Highway opens up to two lanes i pass him back and other traffic doing 110km/h. Then i pull into the left lane again. Not long after he passes me back at good speed then i knew the race is on. He passed me as the highway got to 1 lane. So i was right at the back of him and was waiting right behind him until the lane opened to 2 lanes again.
Anyways i shifted to 4th and when the lane opened up we were both on the overtaking lane overtaking cars. It was up hill and he gave it everything i was right at his clacker. As we passed all the cars he moved to the right lane and we both booted it. The XR was simply too strong against the VT kicked him liek 4-5 car lengths, considering i was behind him i was amazed how easily the XR6 beat it.
I've had a similar kind of battle in my EF and although i did win but it wasn't by this kind of margin.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)