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Old 01-28-2003, 17:14   #1 (permalink)
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Question GT gets new auto??

I was up at Bathurst on the weekend for the GT nationals, and had a look at the FPV display and noticed their acid rush GT was an auto. Is this car a development vehicle or have they actually got an auto ready for the GT, as I am assuming this will be the same one used in the XR8. Whats the deal, can anyone in the know shed some light?
By the way it was a top show, did anyone else see that candy apple XW GT get chased by the coppers at 200km/h!!
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GT is a beefed up 4 speeder...
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Someone told me the XR8 will get the same auto as the GT.
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GT is a beefed up 4 speeder...
Yeah...can you be more specific? What's the difference between this 4 speeder and the one that will be in the production cars? I was also wondering this same thing and asked in the GT nationals thread in "on the road".
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GT box has stronger internals to help it cope with the torque of the Boss motors. As for specifics.. can't help ya mate. No details are out there yet.. :oo3:
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No - all previous thoughts are wrong!

A Ford dealer in the Lower Hutt area of Wellington NZ told me last weekend the auto GT and XR8 were delayed because the NEW auto box had not arrived from America. He was adament this was true and even said Ford themselves had issued this information. An alternative explanation, but sounds very suspect to me. Why do salemen give such far - fetched excuses?
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The deal is that the new/revised BTR auto tranny slated for the Boss 260 and Boss 290 powered BA's has yet to pass durability tests before it can be signed off for production. Word has it that a few have failed and this has delayed the sign-off and as a result has pushed out the production and release date of the auto XR8, GT, GT-P and Pursuit Ute. A few Dealers who have already taken orders for the auto are now copping some flack from customers who are getting a little tired of the wait. Latest news has it that Ford maybe looking at the 4 speed auto tranny from Jag as a substitute/replacement for the BTR unit
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go the 5 or 6 speed! yum :)
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Talking of autos...........

Can't help but think about a GTHO.

How would everyone here feel if the GTHO was auto only, running a full semi-automatic gearbox, you know with paddles on the wheel and all the other goodies??

Rumours exist (still) of a 6 speed auto at BAII, and a semiauto version for a GTHO would be a very nice touch IMO.

After all, if it's good enough for Ferarri, Aston Martin, etc etc.......
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