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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-17-01, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Todays Drive states that Geoff has officially ruled out an AU3 or any model change before the AV despite Holden doing a VX 2 about September. I see it as good news because in the end we should get our AV about September next year rather than 2003. The XR8 220 is here now {has been released to the media} and three models of the T Series will be updated about September/October. They will feature the 255kw {thereabouts} 5.7 stroker V8, better brakes to match and some decent size spoilers to enhance the looks. No info on pricing or transmitions yet.
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Judging by the picture the colour coded mirrors on the XRs are deffinatly the go IMO.
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I can't wait to see the new T's. Knowing the quality of vehicle Tickford produces, I think the update with the stroker will be a good tonic for FTE..

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All sounds goood.Be good to see the new spoiler kits on the T series.
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I hope the picture turns up on Drive.com.au
Otherwise it had better be in the SMH drive tomorrow (Friday)

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I hope the picture turns up on Drive.com.au
Otherwise it had better be in the SMH drive tomorrow (Friday)
I don't reckon we'll see pics of the updated T's for a while considering they're due late this year.

Just thinking, would the designer from Jag be incharge of the new kit:confused: Will be interesting to see what they come up with.

I still don't understand why they haven't advertised these things, there obviously not selling themselves:( I must say I was expecting to see some FTE advertising incorporated into the new We Have Ignition ads.
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Why the hell are Ford bothering putting the stroker 5.0L in the T-Series when the Av is apparently being released a year later? Seems like a waste of money that could be better spent elsewhere. Or maybe the AV wont be arriving as early as we think:?: :?:
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Why the hell are Ford bothering putting the stroker 5.0L in the T-Series when the Av is apparently being released a year later
AV will be here september next year. The stroker is a short term shot in the arm for Ford's performance image which I might add is sorely needed.

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AV will be here september next year. The stroker is a short term shot in the arm for Ford's performance image which I might add is sorely needed.
You got that right... with a 220Kw XR8 who is going to buy a T series, really?
But when the T series gets the stroker well then say it's got 260 Kw, then it is sufficiently ahead of the XR8 to warrant the extra dosh
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what's the price difference going to be though, can Joe Flogghisrod afford to buy one.
 
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