Re: el xr8 and au xr8
The EL motors were still great engines. The lighter weight of the EL more than makes up for the torque difference. The EL series 2 gets up and goes a lot easier due to the less weight. The old windsor motors just keep going and going. Never underestimate the little V8. My old EL was pushed hard on many occasions, and never missed a beat for 230,000km, inlcuding a once a month stint to tow my drag car 400km to the raceway.
BA GT-P owner and loving it!