XR6 Turbo @ Powercruise 2010
Taipan Motorsport is very proud of both our pit girls (Marta and Camilla)
for there outstanding efforts over the weekend at Powercruise Syd 2010.
Hope you enjoyed the ride Marta. From all the team at Taipan, thanks girls
For those wondering, I did crank the Boost above our Dyno shootout effort just for
Marta, wouldn't you?
Massive shout out to the Team at MR HDT, you guys are the Big Guns of the
event not the cars.
Special thanks to Troy and Michael from turbo Smart, your products are the reason Marta
had such a good time.
Special thanks to CV Performance, your the man Con.
To all the Team at Taipan, Michael, Damian and Scott, funs over, back to
Rapid Systems 4" into 3.5" Exhaust for XR6 Turbo
The system starts off with a 4inch dump pipe, with bell mouth section off
the turbo for maximum flow and spool.
The dump runs into a 5inch cat with 4inch inlet and outlet, so its a true
4inch dump & cat section, 4inch mid section runs back and merges to
3.5inch, where it goes into a straight through 3.5inch muffler. The muffler
is hand picked and chosen from several mufflers that have been trialled as
part of our ongoing R&D. Over the diff is 3.5inch piping, running into a
3.5inch stainless muffler chosen for its deep note and polished finish to
look nice from the rear (can be black also), the tip is a 4inch stainless
pipe, simple and effective. Rapid Systems Racing Products.
The new Audi S6 V8 Irish drive
There comes a time when you have to sort the men from the boys and this is
it. The new Audi S6 V8 came to Ireland for a brief time and Bob got a hold
of it for an exclusive video. See what it's like to drive right here.
Ford unveils the FG Falcon
Ford has taken the covers of its much hyped new FG Falcon. The exterior
showed off a more chiseled look than its predecessor, obviously inspired by
Ford kinetic design language already seen in the Mondeo. Sales start in
May, and the FPV high-performance versions will go on-sale June 2.
FG is the last hurrah for the Falcon as a unique Australian car. In 2010 it
trades its iconic locally-built 4.0-litre inline 6 for an imported V6. In
2012-13 it should adopt an all-new architecture that should be shared
globally amongst Ford's rear-wheel drive vehicles including the legendary
Mustang sports car. Long
term, Ford has yet to guarantee Falcon will continue to be locally-built.
While not a clean-sheet like Holden's 2006 VE Commodore, the FG is a
massive update of the BA/BF generation that includes all-new sheetmetal and
interior, upgraded engines and chassis and a claimed improvement in safety
structure that is expected to yield the first five star NCAP safety rating
for an Australian-built car. Front and side-front airbags will be standard
on all Falcon sedans, while only the entry-level XT misses out on curtains.
A reversing camera will be standard on higher level models. Stability
control will be standard on all models. Inside Ford is claiming an improved
driving environment and class-leading space, exploiting the new car's
flatter roof, slimmer doors, slimmer doors and all-new design. Egress and
ingress to the rear seat has been addressed with new wider-opening doors, a
big criticism of the old car.
Ford has crafted three distinct exterior looks for FG sedan to reflect the
three model channels that have been created. Significantly, all of them
will now wear the Falcon badge. Unsurprisingly the most conservative looker
is the XT, which continues as the base model aimed at fleet and family
markets. The Futura has been dropped. Next up are the more upmarket looking
Falcon G-Series models. G6 replaces Fairmont and G6E (E is for Europe)
replaces Fairmont Ghia. The G6E turbo
employs the 4.0-litre turbo previously
reserved for the XR6. The successful XR sports model lineup has the most
aggressive looks. Its lineup is familiar, including the base model XR6, the
XR6 turbo and the XR8, which is the only
V8 left in the lineup. The Falcon ute lineup hasn't been fully revealed,
but expect it to be trade oriented, in contrast to Holden's ute which
chases recreational customers. There will be an XR8 at the top of the
range, but like all other Falcon utes will continue to have leaf springs.
And there will be a Falcon wagon, but it will be a barely altered BF III
that stays in the range as a 'tool of trade' vehicle, with a leaf spring
rear-end and single 4.0-litre engine choice. Again, this contrasts with
Holden's racier Sportwagon. The FPV lineup now comprises seven models.
Stablity control is now standard on all models, there is a new six-speed
manual transmission and some names have changed. However, the GT and GT-P
badges continue. FPV has played a key role in the mainstream FG's engine
updates, donating its old 290kW 5.4-litre V8. The FG's turbo six is also uprated to 270kW while the
standard 4.0 is little changed in terms of outputs. However it does get a
five-speed auto to replace the old four-speed and this helps improve fuel
economy. The other engines are claimed to be thriftier too, something Ford
attributes to engine development work and a tiny 10kg lift in FG's kerb
weight. Ford's weight achievements in part due to the expensive decision to
use aluminium for some front suspension components. Chassis-wise, this is
also the area of major change as FG adopts the Virtual Pivot pioneered by
the Territory. The rear Control Blade suspension has been fettled, but
remains fundamentally the same. Add in new monotube dampers and improved
steering Ford promises this will be the best handling and riding Falcon
BA BF Falcon or Ford Territory Audio Unit/ Head Unit installation Kit
The plug and Play BA BF Falcon or Ford Territory Audio Unit installation
kit from www.Universalfuze.com will make installing your new or old or new
Audio head unit to your Ford Falcon or Ford Territory a plug and play
breeze. After purchasing a DIY kit from
http://www.universalfuze.com/ford_u-fuze_kits.html simply follow these
steps. you should be able to complete the installation within around 40
minutes. This kit will suit any main stream audio unit such as Pioneer,
Alpine, Kenwood, Clarion, JVC single DIN audio units. It can also be used
in conjunction with out Parrot Asteroid and AXIS DVD units. The kit is
delivered with the audio unit pre mounted if the AXIS or Parrot unit is
purchased from us in the same order.
Westbound & Down Under! - Ford Falcon XR6 Ute Attacks the Outback! - Epic Drives Ep 22
Traveling halfway across the world to Adelaide, Australia, host Arthur St.
Antoine meets up with MT colleague (and Aussie native) Angus MacKenzie for
an insider's tour of some of the unique wonders of Oz - including wheel
time in a curious, turbocharged two-seat
sports pickup found nowhere else on earth, the Ford Falcon XR6 Ute!
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Zoom TV Episode 5 - Ford XR6 Sedan
Cars come in all shapes and sizes with all sorts of purposes. Today Aaron
looks at a car with attitude, the Australian Ford XR6 sedan. The sure car
to get if you like a bit of attention. To find out more go to