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Old 10-22-2002, 05:46   #1 (permalink)
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Guys, a mate of mine was at FPV last week and saw a BA that looked like it had done a million miles, had different coloured panels, but most interestingly, it had a really big scooped bonnet. I asked if it was just an XR8, and he said that this bulge was a little higher and took heaps more of the bonnet space up.
What could this be??? Can any one here shed some light. Im hoping its a blown GTHO but I know its highly unlikely at this stage.
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hmmm big scoop? sounds like a HO to me- just remember, GP has been giving us the scent- all we have to do is dream- after seeing the GT anythings possible with FPV!
I seriously wouldnt be suprised if they've started running mules but at this stage im guessing engine only
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Sorry.. but having seen the tooling.. there is only one size bonnet bulge. Don't mean to rain on your parade guys..
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Re: Test Mule At Fpv?

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Guys, a mate of mine was at FPV last week and saw a BA that looked like it had done a million miles, had different coloured panels, but most interestingly, it had a really big scooped bonnet. I asked if it was just an XR8, and he said that this bulge was a little higher and took heaps more of the bonnet space up.
What could this be??? Can any one here shed some light. Im hoping its a blown GTHO but I know its highly unlikely at this stage.

Your mate would be correct.
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Sorry.. but having seen the tooling.. there is only one size bonnet bulge. Don't mean to rain on your parade guys..
Surely Ford have the ability to extend a bit of sheet metal, otherwise we are all in trouble.
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Please explain Firefox, gimme some hope!
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Surely Ford have the ability to extend a bit of sheet metal, otherwise we are all in trouble.
Why are we in trouble? In trouble from what exactly?
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Please explain Firefox, gimme some hope!
It is a scoop built for a specific purpose and is unrelated to the current line of the BA model. And it is not....NOT a GTHO mule.
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Gives us hope but...even if it is not the real thing. I was told first XR8 protos had fiberglass bonnets as the dies were not ready at the time - easy to play with. A separate bonnet made out of steel for a 'GTHO' (if one is ever to exist) would not be practical due to having to spread the high cost of tooling over such a small number of vehicles. But...imagine if that fact forced Ford to produce a limited run carbon fibre bonnet instead? Reduced weight, greater flexibility, improved racing pedigree etc etc. Imagine the possibilties...
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It is a scoop built for a specific purpose and is unrelated to the current line of the BA model. And it is not....NOT a GTHO mule.
So ford have something big and nasty planned for BAII / or BZ???
or perhaps an FPV XR6T???????????????????????????????????

jesus my mind is boggling :o
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