Re: what to buy, TS50 or BA XR8?
There has just been a thread on a TE50 and a XR6 Turbo, worth reading that tooo
For my opinion, depends what you are after. Personally I would have (and do have) a manual TS50 over the BA XR8. The TS has more Road Presence, and is a very good looking AU (people even ask me if mine is a BA)
The 5.6 lt Stroker is magic, and although rated at 250 kw, I think you will find that most generate more power than that. Being lighter than a BA, they perform better on the track.
I also believe that they handle better than the BA XR8. I do believe that Tickford (FPV) got the TS50 right, and with the BA went the softer option. I would call the TS50 a "Mans Car", whereas the BA XR8 is a "everybody Car" Not saying that the TS50 is a pig to drive around town, quite the opposite, I drive mine every day, and it makes me smile everyday, but when you give it to it, its all Brute.
Resale, well thats a tough one, short term the BA will be better, long term the T series will be much better, because of the rarety of the vehicle.
These are my opions, and no doubt, others will have different opinons
2002 Narooma Blue Manual TS50