Went to Calder on Friday (1st October) and took my new car. The old car was great but was written off in a freak incident with a metal plate in the road.
My old BA XR6T had a best of 12.24@116mph. The new one had a few extra mods and is putting out 328.7rwkw's. It went as high as 333rwkw's but we detuned it a touch for protection.
Amberley (The HorsePower Factory) did the final mods and install of the Xede aswell as the tuning.
I was using the factory 17's with factory dunlop 3000A's and hoping to get in the 11's.
This was my first time with this car at Calder and it took a bit of getting used to. The first few runs were getting quicker each time 12.3, 12.2 and 12.1. I then gave the car an hour and a half rest. The next run i did almost everything i copuld to stuff up. I hit the limiter in 1st and changed 2-3 at 3500-4000rpm. after all this the car still ran firstname.lastname@example.org. I thought i had blown my chance as there wouldn't be enough time for another good cooling down sesion.
A few runs latter i got it pretty right and the run felt good. i got email@example.com the 60' was 2.039. Mid track 660' was firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had a best 60' of 1.98. The car had wheelspin in first from 3500rpm till cutout which made it hard to get the 1-2 change right. There was a lot of guys from the forums there and i like to thank them for their encouragement. Especially Rod, he kept telling me i could do it.
Mate thats great!!! the turbos must be a good thing, and the old T5 gearbox cant be as crappy as a lot of people think, to put up with that many KWs.
Again congrats mate well done......
"The TE50 is the best high performance sedan Australia has ever produced"
Street machine Feb 2002
TE50T3 Remember the GTHO? well your getting close.
Motor mag Jan 2002
Wouldn't you love to say that about your car?You loosers
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