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Old 02-11-2003, 13:32   #1 (permalink)
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Old 02-11-2003, 13:44   #2 (permalink)
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Are those times a prediction, or fact?
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It is fact. @ 160.4km/h
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biggrin XR8 review in Motor

All is good with the review. Motor seem very happy with the power and balance, the only draw back seemed to be the weight of the engine/car, and this causes a little bit of understeer. Quater mile times were recorded at 14.4 @ 160.4 km/h, so despite what some people have said about it being faster than the turbo it seems pretty line ball - its just your choice of 6 or 8 cylinders!!
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Terrific!!

Spend $8,000 more than an XR6T to go slower.

Thats good marketing.
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Old 02-11-2003, 14:38   #6 (permalink)
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A pretty good review for XR8!

Performance times : 0-100 6.16 400m 14.4 @160.4

Slightly slower than previous tests of the XR6T, but they definately weren't complaining.

Handling is apparently more slow in-fast out, with some understeer on the limit. This is put down to the higher centre of gravity and weight afforded by the Boss. Easy solution though...

"Heavy front-end means on-limit understeer. More throttle fixes that though"

They don't even mention the SS at all, but then trump up the inevitable comparison next issue.

I'm predicting a "horses for courses" decision.
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Mmmm, hope all the ford lovers that were bragging about how fast they thought the XR8 was going to be are ready for the slandering that awaits them from the holden briggade...
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Terrific!!

Spend $8,000 more than an XR6T to go slower.

Thats good marketing.
Is that really the point?? Look I'm a bot disappointed as well, but only one run in the car so far, versus many for the Turbo and times have varied significantly for the Turbo (best I have seen reported so far is just under 6secs)

As people have more time in the 8, the times will get faster and 6.16 is a good start I guess.

As for the $8000 difference in price.......Better Gearbox, arguably better sound from the engine, that magnificent bonnet!! Is it worth it?? For the V8 sound alone, I'd probably pay the difference!! But it's all personal preference.
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i dont care much for a ss comparo i want to see it up against the xr6t.
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Once again, I suggest to all the XR8 knockers out there to go and drive one before shooting your mouth off.
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