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Thread: 3.2 vs 2.8T (255)

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    Default 3.2 vs 2.8T (255)

    I think this is the last Vectra vs Vectra thread to complete the series.
    Both in standard: -
    1. Which has the better top end on the Autobahn?
    2. The winner for fuel economy?
    3. Most reliable?
    4. Acceleration?

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    1. GSi3.2 has a derestricted 3.2 that does about 347mph
    2. 2.8T hands down
    3. Nothing in it AFAIK, both seem to be solid, reliable engines
    4. From memory, the 2.8T is slightly quicker to 60, but the 3.2 has no turbo so will just keep pulling after the 2.8 starts to wither out.

    I think....

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    1. Standard GSi has a top speed of 154, standard 2.8T has a top speed of 151 - so the GSi wins

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    1. Standard GSi has a top speed of 154, standard 2.8T has a top speed of 151 - so the GSi wins

    So, after an hour pegging it down the motorway at top speed, the GSi would be three miles ahead...














    Well, he'd pull into the petrol station 3 miles ahead anyway...

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    GSi 155 mph although i heard it can go more and im sure the 255 vxr version is 161 mph ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAF 3.2 V6 GSi View Post
    GSi 155 mph although i heard it can go more and im sure the 255 vxr version is 161 mph ...

    My GSi is derestricted and i whimped out at 160mph but there was more to go. I have heard it will push on to 172mph from a very good source.

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    Derestriced in what way?

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    Yeah i'm intrigued... how is it derestricted?

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    Maybe the red line has been moved. This comes on many remaps. Plus I think his is Ex police as well isnt it?

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    Didnt that copper get off with a ban when he was testing his police GSI on a motorway at night, wasnt it 159mph clocked so about 164 on the speedo?

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