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Old 05-25-2001, 02:20   #1 (permalink)
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What engine do you want Ford to put in the next XR8

I've been waiting for such a long time for some news on the next powerplant to be used in the upcomming models. It could be the 5.4L, 4.6LDOHC or 4.6LSOHC. All very good choices.

I also note that the romeo engine plant in the states has been expanded to handle extra capacity in 2002 with Plant production increasing by 119,000 units · New 4.6-liter aluminum block line being built · 75 new jobs being created. " The capacity increase, which will bring Romeo Engine Plant's annual production to more than 780,000 units, and the new aluminum block line will begin production in 2002. "The continued growth of the Romeo Engine Plant is due in large part to the successful implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives like the Ford Production System and the commitment of the onsite work teams," said Krygier.

I have also heard a whisper that their is a 5.0L modular available, anyone else heard this news?

I would prefer a DOHC (in as large a capacity as possible) and a blower however as it would scream power all the way past HSV but what do everyone else feel about the situation.

We know that the boys at Blue Oval keep an eye on the site so lets tell 'em what we want - the sad thing however is that the choice would already have been made given production lead times etc...but I think it would be interesting none the less.
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I read in the Herald Sun today that we may see a two engine line up from 2002. 4.6 for base cars and 5.4 for XR8 & FTE. Sounds fair enough to me..
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Ford Man: Did you also happen to see the advertisement for City Ford advertising a certain XR8 "Element" with 270 kW coming soon?!?!?!?!?!? :eek:

Not only that but Ford's spending nicely on advertising - half page ads within the front few pages for Falcon SR and the Fairlane - both looking VERY nice!
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Ford Man: Did you also happen to see the advertisement for City Ford advertising a certain XR8 "Element" with 270 kW coming soon?!?!?!?!?!? :eek:
Heh now you have me interested
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Yeah I saw that. There's that many "special" Falc's out there at the moment it's hard to keep up with what's what!!.. Marlin XLS ute from Strapp Ford, Falcon Storm from City Ford, XR8 Element coming soon it's all to confusing... :confused: :confused: :confused:
XR8 Element might be a Herrod jobbie. That's my guess anyway.. :confused:
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And here was me thinkin it could be the Lowndes XR8 somehow given the name element
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XR8 Element might be a Herrod jobbie. That's my guess anyway.. :confused:
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And here was me thinkin it could be the Lowndes XR8 somehow given the name element
oh yeah I forgot about the Lowndes XR8 - do you know when it's going to be released, or is it still just a rumour?
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oh yeah I forgot about the Lowndes XR8 - do you know when it's going to be released, or is it still just a rumour?
Still just a rumor as far as I know
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I think theirs been more talk of the Lowndes XR than any other concept over the last few months but it would be nice to see it happen.

The choice of engines interests me also. Wouldn't be great to get back to the days of being able to option your engine purchase, 4.6 or 5.4. I think that Ford will put one one the T and one in the XR for costs etc as Ford Man said.

Whats the deal with the 270kw car, I.ve not seen anything?
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