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Old 01-17-2003, 20:57   #1 (permalink)
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XR6T for Targa Tasmania?

There's a rumour that Ford will enter a XR6 Turbo in the Targa Tasmania with Lowndes, Ingall and Ambrose as drivers.

I hope it's true :s3
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Old 01-17-2003, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: XR6T for Targa Tasmania?

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There's a rumour that Ford will enter a XR6 Turbo in the Targa Tasmania with Lowndes, Ingall and Ambrose as drivers.

I hope it's true :s3
hmm, we can hope, and if it does enter, we got something to beat the Brockie Monaro.
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I think that is the kind of thing Ford should be doing but I would have thought a GT would have been a better weapon
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Maybe the XR6 Turbo is lighter, cheaper, and better suited to a road course than a GT. They can always whack the boost up relatively easily to get more power if they want.
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Re: Re: XR6T for Targa Tasmania?

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hmm, we can hope, and if it does enter, we got something to beat the Brockie Monaro.
so its a 5th place or better result your hoping for ..

should be interesting would the xr6 t get an entry into Targa?

dont they have some criteria on car entry, ive heard in the past non applicability of some car types etc
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Maybe the XR6 Turbo is lighter, cheaper, and better suited to a road course than a GT. They can always whack the boost up relatively easily to get more power if they want.
I should hope that the GT would be a better race car. No questions asked.
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You will find that they want to race the car they sell the most of. I read somewhere they want to show it as a good club car as well as a family car.
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I should hope that the GT would be a better race car. No questions asked.
No I'm just saying some cars are better suited to road courses. And I would presume it would be no ordinary XR6 Turbo if they used it.

I know a GT would be better on a race track, but there's will more weight on the front wheels, and Tassie's always cold so the Turbo would work well.
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Being in tassie I have seen quite a bit about targa tas. From that I can tell you that handling in targa tas is almost everything. From memory a lotus elise (I think) came third a few years back and it only had a small 4 banger with around 100hp. Weight is also important as I believe that Jim Richards chose a RWD Porsche over a GT3 which is AWD because of the extra weight that the AWD brought with it. Also you don't need to be the fastest, you just have to be consistent, in all conditions, which we have a few of .
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