FLipping through motor i think it was a little while ago (no cover so im not sure which issue) i saw they interviewed the engine testers at ford about the kw output for the engine. One of the blokes said it was showing as high as 270kw in testing.
So say if someone starts modding there BAXR6T what do u expect the power figues you could get out of this engine??
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Iin the latest zoom magazine, its quoted that the BA XR6T will be the VL Turbo of the future. The Vl currently runs 9sec down the 1/4 mile and in the future the XR6T will match that. It also goes onto to say that ford had to lower the boost to 6 psi, use a highly restricive exhaust package, poor ignition timing, basic standard cam etc on the engine to get it to around 240KW. Initially the engine had a nice exhaust system, good timing, and a good cam aswell as having 8 psi of boost but were amazed when the engine stood at 280 KW. So it is really restrictive at the moment and with a few other modified ford turbo cars that have been published in magazines, this engine looks to be a star performer in the future.
This seems all good and well, but I read some were that it would be difficult to mod the Turbo because of the computer and such other items (as mentioned by Thomas). If it is as hard as some people are saying, wouldn't it be rather expensive to hot up the Turbo?
I personally would spend big $$$ on a car just I can have bragging rights and the like. But thats just me
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