Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Gippsland, Vic.
Selling the XR6T to buy a GT; l think líll wait for the SMS in October.
It has proved much more difficult than l ever expected to sell the XR6T for what l think is a reasonable price given all its options, we are down to $45500 with virtually no interest! l think l will give it another week and then cancel the GT order and hang onto it until early next year.
From all l have read mainly here, it seems almost a certainty if you can believe what you read, that FPV will appear at the Sydney Motor Show this year with a warmed version of the T6. Rumors suggest in excess of 270kw/502nm with an improved manual gearbox and body kit long the lines of that on the GT. Price $55-57k. If this does happen, imagine the performance it will be capable of, l reckon 5.6 0-100 and maybe 13.6 qtrs. It will be a real aussie M3/M5 equivalent and go close to being Australiaís fastest ever production car. AWESOME. Option it up and for $65k you will have a full house potential GT eater.
Which then of course makes you wonder where all this leaves the GT. The cheapest car in the range will have the ultimate performance, and be quicker than Fords sacred nameplate, the GT. I feel it will devalue the GT and hurt resale badly, alienating a lot of owners in the process. Of course, a better GT will come along in time, but possibly only matching the FPV T6 anyway. l donít know why Ford would want to do it, but come the end of the year l think l might be putting my hand up for one.
More performance, a better manual box and GT looks. What a car. Bring it on!!!
l am a V8 fan and would love a GT, but this car might just ease my pain of passing on the GT for now.