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Old 01-16-2003, 19:25   #1 (permalink)
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1st official XR8 test drive

Go Auto are claiming they will have the first official XR8 test drive posted 27th of January on their website for all to read.

PS It will be directly compared to the SS.
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If the VY SS lost against a Turbo what chance will they have against the V8.

5.4L 32V DOHC vs 5.7L 16V OHV
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The point is not that the ss lost against the Turbo but that a first official xr8 test drive review is being made
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GoAuto has XR8 review

Just read on GoAuto that they will have a review of the XR8 on the 27th of January, 2 days before Wheels have.

Should be interesting
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Can't wait to hear their appraisal... surprised that Motor mag hadn't got the scoop with it, and Wheels beat them to it... but of course being a Motor subscriber, I'll receive my issue at about the same time as Wheels is out.
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I think the comparison between the XR8 and the SS won't be slanted towards the power - but more how the two compare on the suspension/handling aspect of it. The XR8 will come out on top though.
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I am driving one over the weekend . But my review might be a little biased !!
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lol !!

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How about we swap Geoff - you review my efxr8 and I will take the BA for a little test drive! I have a mate that has driven one at city Ford - believes the car is great - but the engine note is nothing like the ute ad! I think is going to very hard pressed to beat the turbo for accolades - I wonder if anyone will complain about the bonnet bulge obstructing the view over the bonnet!. Anyway I'm sure the weekend will be fun! Maybe you could give us a comparison between your turbo and the xr8!!!!!
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