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Old 11-10-2003, 23:46   #1 (permalink)
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Testdrive the SS 245KW today

Not thinking about upgrading the XR8 at all, I might just need another car in next year or so.

Ok, now, I don't know how they got 5.8 seconds out of this car, but it was a turtle slow compared to the XR8.

I couldn't say anything nice to the poor dealer. He asked me what do you think? Er slow! very slow!!

For those people confused with Mags acceleration figures like myself, go and test drive both before you regret it.

Long live the XR8:s3:
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Old 11-11-2003, 00:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Testdrive the SS 245KW today

my dads mate used to own a VT Series 1 Commodore S supercharged V6, now he has a VY series 1 235kw V8 and swears that his old blown 6 was much quicker? This has to be wrong, perhaps the Gen 3 just doesnt feel as quick, perhaps the acceleration is smooth all the way rather than that initial burst and then less acceleration? Somethings not right there.

Ok here come the anti-gen 3 messages....
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Old 11-11-2003, 00:34   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Testdrive the SS 245KW today

Haha, of course you'd find that the XR8 is better/faster, especially seeing you own one

Im sure that SS owners would be the complete opposite!
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Old 11-11-2003, 00:36   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Testdrive the SS 245KW today

honestly line the 2 up and you will see the difference 235kw compared to 260kw

ive run a GTP 290 and a XR6 and a XR8 and ive won everytime. there a nice car i have been in a couple of forum members cars and they just dont have the pull.

***note this is my opinion and is not intended to discredit the XR or the Ford motor company and i ask of you not to flame this thread because of my comment please****

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Re: Testdrive the SS 245KW today

Brings up the theory that Holden give the journos cars with hotter motors, which I believe they do. How can a stock 235kw VY SS run 13.9 quarters when a Clubsport with 25 more KW and a lower diff ratio can barely match that.
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Re: Testdrive the SS 245KW today

weight and 3.7 diff gears slight more wheel spin. compared to the SS 3.4 diff gears

i ran a few clubbies when i was stock, auto and manual clubbies they weigh abit.

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Re: Testdrive the SS 245KW today

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...perhaps the Gen 3 just doesnt feel as quick, perhaps the acceleration is smooth all the way rather than that initial burst and then less acceleration?
I reckon that's spot on. They are deceptively quick and the power just keeps on coming the more they rev.
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yes as above under 3500-4000rpm very sluggish but the top end is there high point my first impression of the GEN III was slow sluggish but once going and revving very very nice.

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Re: Testdrive the SS 245KW today

I have driven a few and my first one ( VT2 SS ) felt very sluggish until I looked at the speedo ... they are very decpetive.
I guess like most cars you learn how to get the best from them after driving it for a while.
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Re: Testdrive the SS 245KW today

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Brings up the theory that Holden give the journos cars with hotter motors, which I believe they do. How can a stock 235kw VY SS run 13.9 quarters when a Clubsport with 25 more KW and a lower diff ratio can barely match that.

From memory it was in motor or wheels, I've got that issue somewhere and the journos are questioning that themselves, they thought they had a hotted up car. The ss ran 13.9 and the car was sent stright from holden. The clubsport sent from hsv ran 14.57 or something like that(correct me if im wrong). I'll scan the story in if someone can post the jpg for me. (my login won't work with pics for some reason)
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