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Old 12-13-2002, 06:00   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 15.28 = in an XT

Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but in the latest MOTOR mag, they have recorded 15.28 for the 400m dash.

This was very surprising to me, since in Wheels they rated the XR6 n/a at 15.8 (auto). I would assume that the XT's time is with a manual, but that is quick for a stock 6 base model. The VY supercharged 6 only musted a 15.4, so the base XT eats this as well.

Anyone got times for the XR6N/A in Manual form? With better diff ratio's and suspension it should be quite interesting.
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Wheels ran 15.5 for an Auto BA XT, a pre production model I think?
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either way ... it's a damned good time.

Most of the manual GTs (old ones) ran mid to high 15s in stock form ... with the early ones andd the last one running 16's.

Given all the safety equipment in the new cars it's even more impressive
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either way ... it's a damned good time.

Most of the manual GTs (old ones) ran mid to high 15s in stock form ... with the early ones andd the last one running 16's.

Given all the safety equipment in the new cars it's even more impressive
Yes but the old GT's had a drivetrain the lost a lot of KW's from the fly to the wheels. A pahse 3 with ~290kw is far slower than a XR6T, that is how far gear and diff ratios have advanced.
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not suprises that XR6 atmo ran slower. bodykit = weight.
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bodykit should= aerodynamic downforce
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Yes but the old GT's had a drivetrain the lost a lot of KW's from the fly to the wheels. A pahse 3 with ~290kw is far slower than a XR6T, that is how far gear and diff ratios have advanced.
ir shows how much difference there is between gross and net HP measurements
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It also shows how far tyre technology has advanced.
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Are you lot talking about the 6cyl or V8 XT here?
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I would expect the 0-400 time of the XR6 to be around the same as the XT, in manual form. I am pretty sure that the time of 15.28 would have been done in a manual. There is no way that an Auto XR6 would be 6 tenths slower with a better diff ratio.

In regards to actual times of the XR6 manual I haven't seen any articles that feature the N/A XR6 in a manual form. I guess this is because the 'journos' think the base XR6 is good enough to take on the Supercharged S and this only comes in auto. Therefore they take the auto XR6.
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