Why bother getting an XR8 then? Plenty more V8 S utes out there, and they're cheaper, and you won't be (dare I say it) destroying one of the rarest Fords built which in years to come (if they're not already) will be highly collectible. Badges, interior bits etc are easy to come by.
it will be a show car aswell going for the all rounder show/drag thats why i want a xr8 and apart from the bug catcher & the tubs in the back the car wont be damaged maybe the roll cage? ill just have to see its not my only option xy xw is on the option list aswell