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Old Car:BA XR6 New: 97 EL
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OK, there is a rumor spreading around the general car-buying public about a limited edition 255kw XR8.

I have poeple telling me they will trade in their HSV's, houses, wives & whatever else, just to buy one...

I hope this is true... Ford, you will be making a very profitable decision if you decide to bring out this car.!!!
 

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Will this be with the stroker engine or a seriously modded 5.0?
 

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It will be a Stroker. The 5.0 must be near it's limit for a factory release engine at 220kW. It should start to even things up a bit but Ford better not think of taking a rest and get some more power on the way.I don't want to seem ungrateful but if ya want to get to the top ya gotta go hard.
 

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Thats what I would have thought, but you never what Ford will do next.
 

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HSE2 said:
anyone know how sales of the 220kw xr8 are going?
Good point HSE2.With all this talk of a supposed stroker with more power it could make some wait. Still a grunty 5.0 mite still be what some would rather have.
 

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I think Aussie Pete said that Tickford's production had lifted since the introduction of the 220kw XR8, I'm not sure how many cars they are doing per day.

Maybe Ford could release special colors for the Ltd XR8 say-
FTR Blue
GMS Silver
Mark Larkham Yellow
DJR Red or Yellow or Blue:D
 

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Old Car:BA XR6 New: 97 EL
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HSE2 said:
anyone know how sales of the 220kw xr8 are going?
I think they are selling them quicker than they are making them.

Someone said XR production has tripled this year. Dunno how true it is though!
 

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A local business man down here advertised his EL gt for sale on the weekend. I will be very interested to see what he replaces it with.
 

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Adam W said:
What happens if he replaces it with a HSV, will you go and give him a piece of your mind.:p
That is a big chance as he has always been a Holden man. Always had eights and up till the EL they were Brock issues. He had a falling out with Holden over manual tranie issues and changed all his company cars to Ford. So as I said this will be interesting for me to see which way he goes
 

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Adam W said:
Maybe Ford could release special colors for the Ltd XR8 say-
FTR Blue..
Yes Please!!!... Man I would love to get an XR in the FTR Blue.. :D
 

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HSE2 said:
anyone know how sales of the 220kw xr8 are going?
Let's put it this way - production at Tickford has jumped dramatically and my dealer reckons he is selling every one he can get his hands on. His problem is the 200s sitting around....
 

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Aussie Pete said:
His problem is the 200s sitting around....
I'll take one if they're going cheap!!.. :D
 

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Ford Man said:

I'll take one if they're going cheap!!.. :D
Oh they're going cheap alright - see previous thread (sub $40k)
 

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Aussie Pete said:
Oh they're going cheap alright - see previous thread (sub $40k)
Sweeettt!!!.. Just need to find the dollars now!!.. :eek:
 
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