Check out the April issue of CAR Magazine on page 51, here is what it says...
Rumors are that this V8 engine has been develped by Yamaha specifically for the S80. Some of you folks might remember that the first generation Taurus SHO had a Yamaha V6 engine that was very highly praised, one of the best V6 engines to have been produced. Yamaha has an excellent reputation, so I guess we will have to see what happens.quote:
Over at Volvo, Reitzle says that he's found a way to fit a V8 engine across the nose of the S80 executive car, setting it up for the facelift, giving attention to the steering, and doing a re-launch. It might not be so complicated, as the S80 can accomodate a transverse straigh-six. Readers with long memories recall Cosworth developed a V10 engine that would fit in the S80, but it went no further than a prototype.