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Hello all. I am happy to report that I drove the new S80 V8 AWD this week. I really enjoyed it. It is quiet (can you believe a Volvo is quiet?) powerful and comfortable. The car handles better than the old S80 and the V8 is a welcome addition. A taller person with me felt the back seat was a little tighter than it should be but at 5'7" it was more than adequate for me. Only a couple of very minor changes would be recommended in my opinion, but what do I know I am not an engineer I only sell them.
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (r_driver04)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r_driver04</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">All I want to know is how quick was it? Was it a dog or relatively lively?</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>A dog? A sedan with a 315-hp V8? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>A dog? A sedan with a 315-hp V8? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Likely, he'd like a comparision to his R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>So would I!<p>So, how quick did it feel, compared to a R? Or, have you not driven a R, yet? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>regards,<br>MAJ
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (T5_awd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5_awd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It feels faster than the R....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Odd, since Volvo rates the V8 S80 as 6.5 seconds to 60 (or 62?) MPH. That's the same as a S60 T5 (manual)!
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (Warpedcow)

Yes, 6.5 to 62mph(100km/h). And that is with AWD and GT. So it's a fast car!
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (T5_awd)

Wow, almost as fast as the old '99 S80 T6 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>This just can't be right. Why would Volvo neuter this car so? In the XC90 it hits 60 in 6.9 seconds. The S80 with something like 800 pounds less should be in the 6.0 second range I would hope - particularly with a 6 speed automatic.<p>Maybe Volvo's number includes no revving, traction control on, etc.?
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (rollie)

Well, he said 6.5 to 62mph, which should be @ 6.3 to 60.<br>Not fast by current standards. <br>Volvo's time is probably a little conservative. I would hope to see 5.9 sec by a pro.
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (VolvoMax)

Volvo claims 6.0 sec to 60 mph in their UK specs along with the 6.5 sec to 100 kph. It will be interesting to see what the car mags get.
 

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Re: (C70drvr)

S80 T-6 can go from 0-60 in about 6.5 secs. With the V8 and 6 speed transmission, there is no doubt the new S80 can do 0-60 under 6 secs with some techniques. I'm not sure what it is called. Car and Driver does 0-60 by pressing the brake and gas together. Once the engine reaches certain RPM, then the driver releases the brake. This gives good 0-60 numbers.
 

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Re: (Volvo_Captain)

It's called brake torquing and I would never do it to my brakes. But it is better than neutral bombs . Getting a stall converter is the proper way to launch an automatic.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Majisto</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's called brake torquing and I would never do it to my brakes. But it is better than neutral bombs . Getting a stall converter is the proper way to launch an automatic.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What is a stall converter? The T-6 has tons of power. If you press the gas too hard, the drive wheels spin freely. That acutally hurts the 0-60 time. Does the stall converter eliminate the wheel spin?<br>
 

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They cause the torque converter to "slip" until the engine reaches a certain RPM. Kind of like launching with a clutch. Like you said though, it might actually hurt the S80 because of how poorly it launches anyway. It's great on rear-drive cars with sticky slicks, but probably not on FWD. The only car that gave me more torque steer was a Nissan Maxima. That car was horrendous.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo_Captain</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>What is a stall converter? The T-6 has tons of power. If you press the gas too hard, the drive wheels spin freely. That acutally hurts the 0-60 time. Does the stall converter eliminate the wheel spin?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Don't pay attention to Majisto. He's talking out of, ahem, turbocharger. Any car with an automatic transmission has a torque converter with a certain stall speed. You can get different torque converters with higher stall speeds for some transmissions. This allows you to rev higher while stopped, so you can launch at a higher RPM.<p>Doing this does heat up the ATF quite a bit, but has no negative effects on the brakes, that's just silly. Your brakes can slam the car to a hault from 160mph, holding the car still is cake for them.
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (r_driver04)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r_driver04</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's all about power to weight ratios. Isn't it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>...and gearing.
 

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All I meant was that there is no need to use the brake as a clutch. Of course the brakes can bring a car down from 160 MPH, but I hate that lurching feeling when I am doing any sort of brake torquing.
 

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Re: 2007 S80 V8 AWD Driven in USA (Calhon)

in these U.K specifications, everything is faster than it really is. In fact these Volvo is slow=probably it is gearbox's fault. Besides, this V8 is rather crap,because of its compact construction-it makes it weak in low torques.<br>The best option would be loe-pressure turbo, and off course RWD.
 
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