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 Post subject: Advice on BA XR8 vs BA Typhoon
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:25 pm 
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Hi all,

I just landed a new job and will be upgrading my wheels some time early next year...

The purpose of this thread is to get a better idea of performance between the BA XR8 and the BA Typhoon..

Personally I think I'll go for the Typhoon, but would like to hear any info anyone has on both 8-)

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:26 pm 
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Well the Typhoon wears the FPV badge, so that's cool for a start :p.
The typhoon really is a better car, they're a really good rive, bloody quick, and the turbo engine has a lot of power to be easily extracted. I'd have to say if it was out of those two the choice is simple, the XR8 is really in the same league as the stocker xr6t, it's just too heavy really.
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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:59 pm 
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typhoon all the way
quicker
corners better
chews less go juice
better brakes
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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:16 pm 
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Whats the prriiccee difference between the two new?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:29 pm 
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2006 BF Typhoon with all the bells and whistles is $76,000 roughly (thats internet price estimate).

2006 BF XR8 with all the trimmings is about $60-65, 000.

Typhoon I think.. all things considered.
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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:36 pm 
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go the typhoon, i'm debating whether i should get one next year too.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:41 pm 
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get the xr8, v8's all the way

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:33 am 
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Yeah, if you like that V8 sound, go for the V8.
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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:36 am 
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go drive them both and make up your own mind.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:21 am 
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concorde wrote:
go drive them both and make up your own mind.


Before I purchased any car I would test drive it, especially brand new.

But you're right, it would be the easiest way to decide between the two.

Just wanted to get some feedback and comparison from people.

The Typhoon would be very quick and nice and all..

But now Im thinking I would miss the sound of the v8 and I could also do quite a few mods to the XR with the change I get that would of have been spent on typhoon.

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:23 am 
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don't ask for peoples opinions, its makes it harder to decide and its personal choice.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:27 am 
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Ok, I'll take that on board. But as I said, I am just after some info in performance comparisons and if anyone on here has driven or owned either to give me an insight, ultimately its my money and my decision.. Im not really influenced by others opinions.. just want to know some facts
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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:39 am 
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The manitenance for a Typhoon will kill you though..

$2000 for a set of brake pads, at least once a year if you are nice. Expensive discs to go with it.

Standard rims with a $2500 set of rubber per year... Bit of a killer.

I hope your new job pays really f**k well. :wink:
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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:17 pm 
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$2k for f**k brake pads?

How much are the discs lol?
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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:21 pm 
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Yeah... I would dearly love a Typhoon, but the day to day running costs are massive. The pads for those Brembos are a killer.

I think Darren manages to get them for his GT-P for the $1100 mark, but he tends to go through a set or 2 per year... :wink:
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