Nemesis: The 800HP XR6 Turbo
Location: Redcliffe, Brisbane.
What does it take to build an 800hp+ XR6 Turbo?
We first met Gene the owner of Nemesis in New Zealand while we were there competing in the D1 drift series, Gene lived in NZ at the time and was also competing in his Nissan Silvia S15.
Before moving to Australia and purchasing the 2010 FG Ford Falcon XR50 Gene was heavily involved in the JDM car culture. Even though he now owns 800hp+ of Aussie muscle it still reflects some of his past with the Work CR-Kiwamis, a wheel that has become popular in the XR6 community as of late.
Gene had our first ever set of MCA Suspension Street Performance Coilovers fitted to his XR6 a few years back now. The Street Performance was our most popular product of that era focusing on providing a fun, sporty level of handling whilst also being comfortable for frequent daily driving. This product later evolved into our Pro Comforts, which are even smoother over bumps but still have a very enjoyable level of handling on the firmer settings.
- MCA Street Performance coilovers
- SuperPro bushings
- Stolz 380mm 6pot front brakes
- Brembo 4pot rear brakes
- Braided brake lines
- Brake master stopper
- Work CR Kiwami wheels
We have noticed a trend in the XR6 community, an OEM+ look with a handful of tasteful exterior mods and sought-after OEM+ body kits, I mean why would you put an aftermarket body kit on when the factory options look so good? I mean, look at those body lines!
Gene has fitted a genuine FPV body kit matched with a G6E boot lid and MK2 HID headlights. It doesn’t sound like a lot but the results speak for themselves. The ford enthusiast will also notice the colour-coded front bar where it would usually be black under the headlights.
The largest mod list on most modified Fords is under the bonnet and Nemesis is no different, with a PCMTEC flex tune by RealDyno making 820hp on E85 and 550hp on 98 octane. Gene uses the car for roll/drag racing as well as shows and cruise sessions.
Driving along with Gene I would not have expected the car to have so much power under the hood, sure it’s got the body kit but they are all OEM parts the only real giveaway would be the large intercooler.
So what does it take to make an 800hp+ XR6 Turbo?
Powerplant Mod List:
- Process west stage 2 cooler kit
- process West turbo side intake
- Process West battery relocation
- Process West twin pump surge tank
- Process West twin entry fuel rail
- Pulsar GTX3584RS Gen3 turbo
- 1200cc Fuel pressure regulator
- PAC valve springs
- ARP 2000 head studs
- XR6TD turbo, oil and water feed kit
- Monsta Torque oil pump gears
- Walbro 460L in tank fuel pump
- 1250cc Bosche injectors
- Venum 4″ dump pipe and cat
- Full custom 3.5″ exhaust
- Turbosmart dual port BOV
- Upgraded timing gear
- XR6TD race version catch can
- PWR external trans cooler
- Monsta Torque stage 3 ZF transmission
- Monsta Torque 3500 high stall torque converter
- 1000hp Hardy Spicer drive shaft
- 700hp rated axles
- Sprint shifter
Other modifications include:
- Carbon fibre ecu cover
- Hydro dipped carbon fibre NA cam cover
Similar to the exterior the interior also features OEM+ upgrades including rare GTP seats with custom 50th-anniversary stitching on the headrests, FGX spears (the surrounds for the window switches and door handles), an MK2 ICC conversion and a fire extinguisher floor-mounted in front of the passenger seat disguised and a NOS bottle, because why not?