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Old 07-20-2002, 21:22   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Suggestion for a new T-series model.....

With the I6 getting the turbo for the XR6, i believe this enhancement will go to waste if its only the XR6 that is using it.

I would like to see a new model to enter the T-series range (similiar to that of the HSV XU6) that uses the straight 6, but pumps out a Whooppingg amount of kilowatts (say 260-280kw)

TS40 sound alright to you??

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Old 07-20-2002, 22:00   #2 (permalink)
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I could definately see that happening, especially after the rumour of the enormous amouts of power Ford were getting from the I6 turbo during testing.
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Old 07-20-2002, 22:21   #3 (permalink)
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I want a T-Series Ute.
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Entry level T-series I6 with upped boost sounds about right to me. A T-Series ute should also make an appearance you'd think.

Fairmont Ghia is believed to get a low pressure boost version of the XR6 engine if you believe the rumours around the place.
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Yeah, a T-series turbo would be sweet. As would a T-series ute, which would be a true Maloo competitor.
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Yep Chubbz I agree with ya mate. Ford could release a 210kw turbo XR6, but it wont be much higher than HSV or Holden. Sure, aftermarket is there, but that's not the point. If Ford had a 280kw turbo beast, no other 6 from Australia or maybe even around the world could compete.

If ford have a 330+kw limited Edition GTHO then it would still not beat the V8s. So Ford have nothing to worry about there.
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That would be pointless, a standard XR6 already wastes an XU6, so a turbo would waste it further.A high boost six would be pointless because it would displace the need for a V8.
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Call it the TR40, TT40, GTT40, GTR-40, TS-R 40 etc..

Make it a high boost (~10-14 psi) twin turbo application, larger intercooler, lower compression (~8.0) and blue printed engine, cams, more boost, 6 speed transmission, monster brakes, 18" wheels, t-series kit, sat nav, tv etc.. Make it produce oh, around 300 Kw.

Forget the XU-6.. R34 GT-R is where this should be headed against. With a long delay in japan for the R35 GTR V6 twin turbo, you could sell them there. It could be targeted as more of a M3, Porka, GTR, competitor.
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hemmmmmmmmmmm interesting...
*me nudges Phido* "Wake Up!" lol

YES, holden can have their beloved Monaro...
We'll have the TT40!!
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I think you're beeing a bit optimistic there Iphido. Still it would be great, but imagine the price on this vehicle.
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