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Old 04-26-2003, 02:29   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up "the hero car"

what do XR6T drivers think about the XR8s and GTs ??


most love V8s but is the XRT is something special that will replace the old brute force V8 history of Ford performance cars ?
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Old 04-26-2003, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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their all good in their own way. Its good ford have a good performance lineup!

The XR6T is so good already i reckon its taken the shine off the XR8 and GT.
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Old 04-30-2003, 05:09   #3 (permalink)
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come on .. what do you all think of the concept of "the hero car"?

is the XRT going to be the next hero car ??
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kinda off the topic but lets go back 18 years and pretend we are in a Ford marketing/production meeting......

''V8s are on the way out and our greenies want fuel efficient cars....lets drop the V8 from the line up and lose a generation of car lovers and pretend that a 250 xflow with efi will be fast enough for our loyal and rich V8 following and they will not care a shit if we drop the whole program"

Believe me it isn''t and lead to 10 years of derision and heart ache for all ford fans....for christ sake Dick Johnson raced a 4wd turbo!!!!

THe XR6t is great and will alwasy be great but lets please stop this hero talk before Uncle Geoff hears.
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I reckon Uncle Geoff started the rumour ......
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Believe me it isn''t and lead to 10 years of derision and heart ache for all ford fans....for christ sake Dick Johnson raced a 4wd turbo!!!!
He did??:oo1: You got the turbo bit right!
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Old 04-30-2003, 19:36   #7 (permalink)
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Re: "the hero car"

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what do XR6T drivers think about the XR8s and GTs ??


most love V8s but is the XRT is something special that will replace the old brute force V8 history of Ford performance cars ?
GT: more show than go. The M5 has 2 more kw and 20 less Nm and weighs about the same mark, but is over a second faster over the quater mile!

XR8: fist few paragraphs say it all.
http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mell...256CBB000B3D3A

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"Ford says the GT has the same 56/44 front/rear weight distribution as the XR6 Turbo and, though understeer is the overriding theme at the limit, there's a feeling of balance and neutralness similar to that found in more expensive European sports sedans."
from: http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mell...ry2/NT01A84E8A


Now the XR8 has more weight up front, but same suspension as XR6. hmmm

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hey Zoomer ... did you mention what "car" you drive ??
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Old 04-30-2003, 20:37   #9 (permalink)
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traded in my EF XR6 for a XR6T

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Dual VCT boosts torque at any rpm position. Camshaft variation of 60-degrees allows the four-valve engine to provide plenty of low down torque. At cruise speed on the highway, the system is able to retard the timing by as much as 50 degrees. At idle, the camshaft is advanced by 10 degrees for smoother running.

This is a great feature, and one that has been around for decades.

Boss260, Boss290 = no VCT

The Boss260 and Boss290 have lucked out on VCT. IMO that's one step forward and 2 steps back.

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well done .... a choice of choices (as it seems)

hmmm jumped the AUs altogether .... should have worked that one out already ....

nice entrance and welcome to the forums ....
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