I reckon the XR8 Ute is great value at around $40K, considering that the sedan is around $50K. How often does anyone use the rear seats anyway (no backseat romping comments please).
I hope to pick up one of these in manual, in 2-3 (2006) years time hopefully for around $27K at which time I should be able to sell my 99 XR6 VCT for around $17K ($10K changeover) ...
Wheels: 17" Series 1 XR
Exhaust: VCT with no resonators & 3" mandrel from mufflers back, dump pipe
Pacemaker headers (Waste of money).
Air Intake: T-Series, K&N Filter.
Brakes: Calipers painted red, DBA slotted rotors & Lucas pads.
Fuel: Dual Fuel.
Dyno: 143 rwKw (Dynodynamics - shootout mode).
Heathcote: 15.87 @ 89.1 Mph.