T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Yeap as well as the XR6 VCT handling alot better with IRS, the engine apparently is perceptably smoother up in the high revs and generally revs cleanly due to the Variable Timing.
XR6 VCT is rated at 172kw and 164kw for the HP. I've seen excellent gains mod wise on a HP but yet to see a VCT with mods. Come to think of it i haven't seen a VCT on a dyno yet.
If i were to buy an AU XR6 i'd definitly be after a HP (part reason after seeing Venom XR's car) as in the long run i'm abit naff at the variable cam mechanism as the km's clock up. But having said that the VCT does give a challenge to the sueprcharged commo engines.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
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