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Not an S80R but it looks like Volvo have given the S80 some of the V70 R-Design cues. I would really like to see the blue gauges offered in the US.<p>I hope they post some pics of the seats and full interior once they get the page sorted out.<p><A HREF="http://www.volvocars.com/intl/All-Cars/Volvo-S80/Pages/default.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars.com/intl/....aspx</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by napster at 11:35 PM 4-13-2009</i>
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (napster)

You can buy the blue gauges as an accessory. I saw it on the volvo accessory page one time (I posted a link too a while back. Just a matter of finding it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">)<p>But I love that steering wheel. Looks nice!
 

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Getting the gauges is the easy part. Seeing if the computer will download the necessasry software for the gauges to work is the "gray" area.
 

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The sport seats looks really nice! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (napster)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>napster</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Getting the gauges is the easy part. Seeing if the computer will download the necessasry software for the gauges to work is the "gray" area.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>? The R design gauges are exactly like our current gauges (two screens, floating needles, etc.). You would just need to get the odometer calibrated and swap the two. Its the exact same hardware, just a different face. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (vivek9856)

.... now how hard would it be to tighten the suspension, beef up the AWD, and up the 315 hp 4.4L v8 to 450-500?!?!? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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mmmm, blue....<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (Pshrynk)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pshrynk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">.... now how hard would it be to tighten the suspension, beef up the AWD, and up the 315 hp 4.4L v8 to 450-500?!?!? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Suspension wouldn't be a problem.........but don't hold your breath for the other upgrades. Besides, who would spend that kind of $$$ for a Volvo even if they did do it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Suspension wouldn't be a problem.........but don't hold your breath for the other upgrades. Besides, who would spend that kind of $$$ for a Volvo even if they did do it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was reading somewhere that the "performance" version of the T6 has a high pressure turbo, as well as cam profile switching on both the intake and exhaust valves, and nets around 350 HP. Why did Volvo go with the current T6 instead of this? Reliability?
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (vivek9856)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I was reading somewhere that the "performance" version of the T6 has a high pressure turbo, as well as cam profile switching on both the intake and exhaust valves, and nets around 350 HP. Why did Volvo go with the current T6 instead of this? Reliability?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>AFAIK both the intake and exhaust camshafts of the current T6 motor already have the necessary means to effect variable valve timing kung-fu, just like the previous gen S80's T6 motor.<p>Also a 350-hp six cylinder would definitely tarnish the performance halo image of the V8 and likely lead to sales attrition of the V8. That, and just like the previous gen S80's T6, the torque characteristics of these turbo six cylinders can be quite brutal to any transmission. So upping hp/tq numbers could just prove to be a killer move.
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (Pshrynk)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pshrynk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">.... now how hard would it be to tighten the suspension</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The MY10 S80 has an optional sport suspension....
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (Dextrobrick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dextrobrick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>AFAIK both the intake and exhaust camshafts of the current T6 motor already have the necessary means to effect variable valve timing kung-fu, just like the previous gen S80's T6 motor.<p>Also a 350-hp six cylinder would definitely tarnish the performance halo image of the V8 and likely lead to sales attrition of the V8. That, and just like the previous gen S80's T6, the torque characteristics of these turbo six cylinders can be quite brutal to any transmission. So upping hp/tq numbers could just prove to be a killer move.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hm. I think the T6 has cam switching on only the exhaust. Or the intake. One of the two. The HPT version has it on both valves. <p>But good point on torque.
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (Dextrobrick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dextrobrick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>the torque characteristics of these turbo six cylinders can be quite brutal to any transmission. So upping hp/tq numbers could just prove to be a killer move.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Someone posted here that the current 6 speed AW transmission in the S80 is rated to handle up to 750lb-ft of torque. I cannot vouch for the validity of that number but I am sure the transmission could handle at least 375lb-ft without the need for any beefing up.<p>With BMW's 3.0 turbos andd Audi's 3.0 supercharged engines Volvos T6 needs a little bump in the output numbers to stay competitive. That little bump in output should be at least 10% more that what the current V8 kicks out. Just my humble opinion.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>napster</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Someone posted here that the current 6 speed AW transmission in the S80 is rated to handle up to 750lb-ft of torque. I cannot vouch for the validity of that number but I am sure the transmission could handle at least 375lb-ft without the need for any beefing up.<p>With BMW's 3.0 turbos andd Audi's 3.0 supercharged engines Volvos T6 needs a little bump in the output numbers to stay competitive. That little bump in output should be at least 10% more that what the current V8 kicks out. Just my humble opinion.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree with you. When you purchase a $50K+ car, you should be satisfied with the power output. Its acceptable to purchase a $25K Camry (Magoon - here's your opportunity to come in. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and not be content with the engine output, but when you're move into the luxury/semi-luxury market, the power should be beefed up!
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (vivek9856)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> Its acceptable to purchase a $25K Camry and not be content with the engine output, but when you're move into the luxury/semi-luxury market, the power should be beefed up!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Give that man a cigar <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (Dextrobrick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dextrobrick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Also a 350-hp six cylinder would definitely tarnish the performance halo image of the V8 and likely lead to sales attrition of the V8. That, and just like the previous gen S80's T6, the torque characteristics of these turbo six cylinders can be quite brutal to any transmission. So upping hp/tq numbers could just prove to be a killer move.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The plan is to drop the V8 and offer an uprated T6 in its place.<br>I don't know if this is going to happen in 2010 or 2011.
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (VolvoMax)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The plan is to drop the V8 and offer an uprated T6 in its place.<br>I don't know if this is going to happen in 2010 or 2011.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It seems that the general theory is that they will increase the turbo boost of the 3.0 I6 to increase the hp/torque numbers. Do you think they might increase the displacement to say 3.5 as well.
 

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Re: S80 R-Design on Volvo Corporate Website (napster)

They probably won't because it would involve some redesigning. They might even have to decrease the displacement a bit to handle the higher boost, if they increase it.
 

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So will we see the R-design S80 for sale in the US???
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>napster</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>It seems that the general theory is that they will increase the turbo boost of the 3.0 I6 to increase the hp/torque numbers. Do you think they might increase the displacement to say 3.5 as well. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Doubt it. It's fairly easy to reprogram the ecu, change the exhaust and intake and get the hp.<br>
 
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