Ahh thats news to my ears mate, like rastus we need details, we need it now, what'd they say etc, so i'm assuming the XR8 will better 6.22 0-100km and 14.46 1/4's.Brendan said:In the latest issue of Motor the XR8 beats the SS in the comparo.
very sucky motor, must pay these journos more bribes.
We are not amused
I had to type that last bit out myself. See what lengths I go to for you guysSo how do they shape up? The SS is still quicker in a straight line, but it's a close run thing. It is also more comfortable in many ways: better riding,smoother revving, quieter. It uses less fuel than the XR8 by a margin, but so does a 4 cylinder BMW.
The Falcon is no limousine, but it has been given an extra lease of life thanks to the extra power. It doesn't match the performance of the SS, but is far quicker than before and separated from the Holden by tenths of seconds rather than whole ones.
It also steers and handles like a champion, and makes a V8 noise to move mountains. Learn to live with the firmer ride and slightly harsher engine.
Never have an extra 20Kw made such a difference. The XR8 is a good thing. The XR8 rocks. The XR8 is the winner.
My VTII SS is still quicker. It's auto and ran 14.51 @ 96.98 mph when is was a stocky.Rastus said:
Looks like good times for both cars. SS is still quicker.mmmm
mid 14's isn't bad for a run of the mill Aussie 5.0L though eh!Brendan said:Having said that, the XR8 is lighter so should be a little quicker in practice.