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Old 01-04-2004, 19:06   #1 (permalink)
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SOmetimes Congratulations are In Order - DJR Beastie

Just a quick post to say that having now seen the DJR 320 and seeing some of the criticisms some people have come up with I have to put my hands together for a fine effort. Rob Herrod and the rest of the crew have brought together a car to be proud of.

In my opinion the car is classy, sporty, well presented and (maybe showing my age here) is an almost perfect balance of understated yet masculine looks.

Okay okay I hear the negatives on the bonnet thingo and stuff like that but I'd be interested in hearing (specifically in this thread) only from those who would seriously have the $90k odd moolah and match the buyer profile for this sort of car (not someone who THINKS they are in the profile).

I remember when the Monaro was launched how Holden couldn't hope to build enough of them and how everyone knew someone who'd paid a deposit. Seems strange how I walked in two months after launch and got a car in three days.

So, if you're a buyer or possible buyer (I'm thinking the equivalent of the Holden side's CSV operation) what do you most like about the DJR320. I wish I had a spare $90k......
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Re: SOmetimes Congratulations are In Order - DJR Beastie

Hmmmm, I love the looks of it, its very agressive, it looks different, bolder than the GT, I think that one of the things that appeal to me.
After the looks of the T3, i think the look of theGT is a bit soft, needs to look aggressive, this is where the DJR beast comes in. The plastic on the bonnet, well in the pics I dont mind it, would love to see it in the flesh before i decide tho.
The rear is a bit disapointing to me, as is the GT rear etc, I think the BA rear is just missing something, just my humble opinion.
I love the interior, looks very good, and unique, again I like it.
I also like the 320 kw motor, I am someone that rarely modifies their car, usually happy with the way it comes, so by having a XR8 crankedto give those sort of figures, to me is awesome. I for one would be interested in purchasing one. I was thinking of a GT-P around Sept, might now make it a DJR-320. May have to go to Qld and visit one Dick Johnson
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Re: SOmetimes Congratulations are In Order - DJR Beastie

Yeah, I reckon the BA rear needs some venting and mesh, like the XR8 Rebel AU's had, just an idea..
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looks great....for some reason it looks nice and sleek....almost like a coupe. but 90K? Wheels magazene didnt think it felt like it went much harder than the GT, if any harder at all. if they droppped the price it would be great. but its not worth 30K more than a stock GT
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Re: SOmetimes Congratulations are In Order - DJR Beastie

I love the brakes... I love the wheels... I love the exhaust... I love the engine

I like the rear spoiler, I like the body kit

I don't like the bonnet stick on

I'm concerned about the manual gearbox, and clutch longevity and the rear diff's capacity to cope with hard launches that are possible, and likely to regularly happen.
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Re: SOmetimes Congratulations are In Order - DJR Beastie

The side profile and rear look fantastic. The front end, other than the thingy on the bulge, still looks too XR8ish.
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Drivetrain durability should not be a problem because it doesn't make much more torque than a GT. If I had the extra money I would love to own one but I would want a GT rear wing and I would want it without the bonnet moulding. It is possible to have these things as options or delete options in the case of the bonnet moulding, as it says in the Wheels article they are built to the customers specs.
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Some pictures eh lads? Though I think I've seen this car in other treads, too much work to search them out though.
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Re: SOmetimes Congratulations are In Order - DJR Beastie

Wowzers, don't worry about the pictures, I checked out the Herrod Motorsport site.

What a beauty!

I really hope this project works out for Herrod and DJR.
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Re: SOmetimes Congratulations are In Order - DJR Beastie

Best Ford getting around except for the bonnet scoop I to would like a different wing or spoiler on the back here is a pic of the bonnet DJR should use for there cars.Borrowed this pic from Photoshop forum put together by zc347...and some thoughts on a rear spoiler something different maybe..
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