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just thought i'd post this since the Focus ST with the Volvo engine has gotten much attention on these boards...<p>it's a Fifth Gear shoot out between the Focus and an Opel Astra VXR. Pretty entertaining I must say, and it may give an indication as to how the C30 may behave like once it comes out...<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm9atdII5zA&search=fifth%20gear" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...0gear</A>
 

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"it's got this lovely, growly, throaty, 5 cylinder Volvo engine under the bonnet that has this nice little....roooaar as you come up through the rev band"<p>Well put.
 

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Re: Video of the T5 engine at work... (Dygitalpmp)

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQM1NUmK3qA&search=Ford%20Focus%20ST%20" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ST%20</A><p>the top gear version too <p><br>and just for fun some top gear XC90 action<p> <A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw4Rgt-AKeM&search=top%20gear%20volvo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...volvo</A>
 

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another video... better.

upon further search, here is a better video of the Focus ST. <p>Some high points:<br>- It shows the engine being run at max revs (240 lbs ft) for 4 weeks to test for durability. God I love this Volvo engine. <br>- Around the track, he loves the power and torque of the engine<br>- Tiff loves the sound and power of it<p>Here it is:<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS1I_pz_Hd8&search=fifth%20gear" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...0gear</A>
 

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haha Clarkson just called the Volvo engine a "mother of violence".<p>I never thought i'd hear that about Volvo. <p>Man, these videos are getting me excited about the C30.
 

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Useless Trivia #89<br>"Mother of Violence" - song by Peter Gabriel.
 

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Re: Video of the T5 engine at work... (Dygitalpmp)

i know my automatic T5 sounds nothing like that, it's just a whiny sound as the revs rise, unless you have the volume turned up on the radio to drown out the whine, then you hear that nice throaty sound. manual S40's sound like that, but overall the ST is louder and better sounding.
 

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Re: Video of the T5 engine at work... (s40turbo585)

yea, and we have to keep in mind that the intake system and exhaust systems are going to be more "sport tuned" and change the sound a lot.
 

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Re: Video of the T5 engine at work... (Dygitalpmp)

The system in the video looked pretty stock to me, the diameter and the bends pretty much exactly what they do in our cars in fact. And the sound is about right for a T5 engine held at redline. Pretty interesting to see the manifold glowing red!<p>Tom.
 
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