Originally posted by suttoinc
The other model gap I was thinking about was the fact that you can't get the Barra 220 V8 with the XR body kit.
How about this model lineup?
XR6 - Barra 182 - $40k - 'Base' XR6 model
XR6 Turbo - Barro 240T - $44k - 'Premium' XR6 model
XR8 - Barra 220 (XR6 w/ V8) - $45k - 'Base' XR8 model
XR8 Boss - BOSS 260 - $52k - 'Premium' XR8 model
That way there is a base and premium model for each XR, and Ford can market them as either All XRs, or focus on the premium models. Also, the XR8 Boss is the 'hero' BA, or it will be next year, and it should have a 'premium' name. Dear Ford, Is it too late to change the BA XR8 and add BOSS badges?
An XR8 220 may be added later, now that the XR6T has had, and the XR8 Boss 260 will have, their respective moments in the sun.
One more thing, some people may think that the XR6T and the XR8 220 prices are too close, but the hypothetical 220 is hypothetically just a base XR6 with the V8, which is a $5k option on other models, which is why it is $5k more than the XR6 182.
Anyhoo, that's just my 2.2 cents worth (including GST).