Originally Posted by au2xr8
Looking at updating my AUII XR8. Not sure to replace it with another XR8, or a XR6 Turbo! Whats your thourghts?
This is a doozey. I have answered this on the other forums (that shall not be named here.
Basically the XR6 Turbo is by far a better car, its faster in a straight line, faster through the gears and can cross the 400m faster. It handles better and is way more fun to drive, its an absolute darling to drive normally, and car rip up asphalt when you sink the right foot, it can hose almost any V8 in a roll on on the freeway. And sounds beautiful under WOT. And it does all this for much less up front $$, less rego and usually less insurance than the XR8.
But, the bulge. The Bulge is an amazing thing. You'll drive one and then become stuck between a rock and a hard place. The bulge can go almost as fast, in fact its probably more satisfying to get up compared to the Turbo, but ultimately not as fun.
Personally - Turbo for outright performance and if you want to make subtle mods you can and no one will ever know, only that the G-Forces pulling them in the seat will give it away.
XR8 - Looks and satisfaction that your dick is bigger than theirs. THe bulge makes certain that even if its not as fast as it should be, its giving the driver every last little bit of satisfaction that other V8s only provide under WOT. Simply put, the XR8 will make you look good even when your not driving it.