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<B>Source:</B><BR><I>AutoExpress.Co.Uk<BR>News Section<BR>By: Dan Strong<BR>May 27, 2002</I><P><B>V8 Power for Bigger S80</B><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Swedish car maker Volvo has been checking its math to make sure that eight goes into 80 – and it does. It's turning up the heat on luxury rivals BMW and Mercedes with its facelifted S80, the flagship version of which will be powered by an all-new V8 engine. Not only that, but the revised model will also be longer than before.<P>Our spies say the car will debut at next year's Detroit Motor Show, sporting new lights inspired by the forthcoming XC90, as well as a reworked bodykit which includes fuller bumpers and new wing mirrors. Inside, it will build on many of the ideas seen on the XC90.<P>Under the skin, changes will be even more dramatic. Rather than use an existing V8 from sister firm Jaguar, Volvo has fine-tuned a new unit with the help of Yamaha, which also worked on the Ford Puma's 1.7-litre engine.<P>It's expected to produce at least 320 bhp and 295 lb.ft of torque, propelling the flagship Volvo to an electronically limited 155 mph top speed. Front-wheel drive will be replaced by the Haldex AWD system developed for the new S60R, and the model could use that machine's active suspension and dynamic stability control, too.<P>Prices have yet to be confirmed, but Volvo is said to be aiming for around $55,000 USD undercutting rivals such as the BMW 540i and Mercedes E500. The firm will then start work on a V8 edition of the XC90.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew
 

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It might look something like this, when it is shown in Detroit next year:<P>XC90 Type Headlights<BR>XC90 Type Door Handles<BR>XC90 Type Interior<BR>Longer Overall Length<BR>Mirrors with Turn Signals<BR>Cleaner Bumper Designs<BR>New Wheel Designs<P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/drewsrx/03S80.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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Nope, I didn't do the picture, but I did do some editing to it. The original picture looks more stretched and fake (Photochopped) than the one above.<P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JHEIII850Turbo:<BR><B>yeah, I think Kai got a BMW M5 or something<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Really? I didn't know about that...I know it's a DOHC V8...almost 5.0L. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Source:</B><BR><I>AutoExpress.Co.Uk<BR>News Section<BR>By: Dan Strong<BR>May 27, 2002</I><P><B>V8 Power for Bigger S80</B><P> -Drew<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes, that will be interesting. But unless they completely reform the model with the V8 (like have gizmos such as more advanced Nav system, voice recognition telephone, infared sensors for night vision, quieter, etc.) people are not going to pay mid 50K. They should develop an even larger platform car and then stuff a V8 in it...Oh well!<P>Yannis<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> Yes, that will be interesting. But unless they completely reform the model with the V8 (like have gizmos such as more advanced Nav system, voice recognition telephone, infared sensors for night vision, quieter, etc.) people are not going to pay mid 50K. They should develop an even larger platform car and then stuff a V8 in it...Oh well!<P>Yannis<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Since when do they listen to us?????<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/drewsrx/03S80.jpg"> <P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Drew,<P>The picture you posted seems to be squished and distorted, could you play with it and get it wider? Yours seems narrow and the one on volvospy seems stretched, we need to find the right proportions. Thanks. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

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This is the best that I could do with it. Notice that the front and rear overhang is still way to long.<P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/drewsrx/03S802.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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...amazing - shifting away from FWD... but then again if it was FWD, it would be a great way to go through a set of tires in one week.<P>I wonder if the turning radius will be anything like the RWD Volvos we all loved so much...<P>-he who stacks pork<P>
 
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