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Old 05-20-2003, 21:47   #1 (permalink)
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XR8 review in NRMA

http://www.mynrma.com.au/motoring/ca...r8_specs.shtml


Not bad, at least FINALLY someone said it's actually faster than the XR6T:)

They're happy with the weight!!!
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Ground Clearance 112mm, doesn't leave much for lowering to maintain the 100mm minimum
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Old 05-20-2003, 22:13   #3 (permalink)
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In a word - terrible. A 260 kW 5.4 litre V8 pushing nearly 18 tonnes can never be anything but. On the highway, you'll do very well to return 11 litres/100 km, with the average between here and 13 litres/100 km. In town, this increases to 18-22 litres/100 km.
wow! the BA really has gained weight!
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hehe 18 tonnes and it still gets to 100km in under 7 seconds, wow that boss engine is one wicked engine and with a fuel economy of between 13-22l/100km
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Thie highway lt/100km, i can relate to, but it's a 5.4 V8. It will always use more juice than a 4 or 6.
In the city, getting 18-22 lt/100km requires some pretty heavy left foot. It is easy to get those readouts, but on average i'de say around 17-20.

But with an XR8 and that exhaust note, how can you help it?
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In the city, getting 18-22 lt/100km requires some pretty heavy left foot.
Always thought you rode the clutch mate..

Not much of a review.. nothing that hasn't been said before..
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Always thought you rode the clutch mate..
If anything it drops to fast...lethal in a ute!

You must be still getting out of the 1.2hp festy routine mate!
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You must be still getting out of the 1.2hp festy routine mate!
47kw mate.. Thank christ that POS is gone! Kia with a Ford badge.. Bloody disgrace!
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