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Ford Sierra XR8 specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1275 kg (2811 lbs)
Introduced 1986
Origin country South Africa
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Performance

0 - 100 kph6.7 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph6.3 s
0 - 100 mph17.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile10.3 s @ 80.8 mph
Est. 1/4 mile15.7 s @ 95.7 mph
Top speed231 kph (144 mph)
Ford Sierra XR8 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8, 16v, Holley Carb
Displacement 4.9 l (302 ci / 4942 cc)
Power 218 ps (215 bhp / 160 kw)
Torque 330 Nm (243 lb-ft)
Power / liter 44 ps (44 hp)
Power / weight 171 ps (169 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 259 Nm (191 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Rob Sprack  5y ago

They only made 250 of them and all were 5-door shells. It was some South African homologation thing, they had to build 200 minimum. I'm still trying to find out if they used the Windsor 302 or the Aussie Cleveland 302. =;-)X

 

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Brian  3y ago

windsor


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Cosworth RS  11y ago

approx 200HP and exactly 350Nm!!!


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Yaspaa  12y ago

This was only available in South Africa. The XR4 as it was known over there had a 3.0 essex engine.


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Yaspaa  12y ago

Well Georg, you've got one right for once 243 lb/ft is right. However there has been more than one XR8, one of which had less power but maybe more torque.
LJUTICA, It's a lazy V8 which probably explains the relatively low torque figure for a V8.


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Georg  12y ago

torque number corrected


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LJUTICA  12y ago

One more thing Yaspaa, just like on that XR4i, I believe torque numbers are wrong on this one too, 5 litre V8 definitely develops more that that.
All in all, great additions, thanks for so many great (unfortunately forgotten) Fords.


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LJUTICA  12y ago

What is this,I never heard of it, and now i'm sad I didn't.It should be a beast for burnouts and drift.
I wouldn't be so sure about open road handling.