Mk2 XR8 Drive
Was able to spend all of wednesday in a new 6 speed MkII XR8 the other day. spent the whole time on the Great Ocean Road :)
- The Control Blade IRS is AWESOME! alot better than BA 1
it reeli allows u to power out of turns, with minimal body roll (and get it sideways with more 'poise'!)
- Lacking torque feel low in the rev range, very dissapointing, as was with the BA 1 8, and with the new 6 speed, i found myself , on the very tight corners, almost wanting to drop it back to first to keep it in its power band. below 3000rpm, there is nothing:( even my BA1 Turbo pulls better than that at low rpm, and its a 5 slotter!
- Due to this lack of performance in 2nd on tight turns, i question just how good this new diff and gearbox set up was thought out when they decided the ratios.... is it very 'usable'?
- LURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRV that sound!! (like a V8 supercar!)
To sum it up, i love the way it handles now, and i love the way it goes above 3000rpm, but am dissapointed with the lack of go in 2nd at low rpm. Im sure after it is run in, it will improve, but even my turbo was better than this when it had 100kms on the clock.
Ill have to look elsewhere for the potential next 'Venom Mobeel'
CANT WAIT to test the new Turbo! if it has gear ratios like this Mk2 xr8, but the down low go of the series one 6T, it will be something else! ... which makes me more anxious to test a TYPHOON!!!! (and GT, ofcourse)
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