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Old 02-15-2007, 09:12 AM   #19
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: NE
10 Corvette
Crystal Red


I liked my XRs... I didnt find it underpowered until I spent a month in the STi and went back to the XRs for a camping trip... hmmm I sold the car a week later... It is kind of predictable that they would chop the top off the matrix and head more in the direction of the Mazda3 but if they dont do something to make the inside more comfy theyll be in the same boat with a different car! The engine could benifit from some extra ponies... They put the same 1.8L VVTL-i in the Lotus Elise and Exige and are able to tune it to 190, the XRs (04) lists at 173!! I dynoed out at 200whp with exhaust and intake mostly because I removed all the restrictions to airflow. But the Lotus version is even easier to tune... now if they could put that into this new car... whoah! that would be nice...

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