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bdower
11-09-2004, 12:14 PM
So I was hanging around with my volvo mechanic friend and he had an article I got to skim about the new Volvo V8 they are going to be throwing into the SUV's. I didn't get to read the article in depth as my wife was there dragging me out the door, thoughts/comments?

gsellstr
11-09-2004, 05:41 PM
From the few comments I've heard, it's supposedly putting the XC90 in the ballpark with the Cayenne. Somewhere around 300hp mark if memory serves.

Volv-a-Ratti Man
11-09-2004, 08:12 PM
OK, this V8 is a new breed of motor. It is most compact and fuel efficient V8 motor ever made. It has continuous variable valve timing and puts out about 320 hp. I also hear it'll be put into a new luxury model (S100?).
As far as the cayenne, the XC90 T6 with a chip upgrade already out-paces the Cayenne in hp/lb.
There's a blurb on it on swedespeed.com

jvick125
11-11-2004, 01:18 PM
That little blurb on it didn't work.

dl242gt
11-11-2004, 02:11 PM
That V8 will make Volvo a superior luxury vehicle maker.

Just think what a Lincoln LS chassis with that V8 and a nice
sculpted body from Volvo would rock the world. Of course being
put into an AWD car would be awesome, too.

Enjoy the road,

91Brick
11-11-2004, 03:29 PM
Judging from my experiences with Ford pick-ups and SUVs, the less Ford in my Volvo...the better.

I do like the idea of that new V-8...too bad the current 90 is so expensive.

-91Brick

Volv-a-Ratti Man
11-11-2004, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by CArugbyGUY25
That little blurb on it didn't work.
Originally posted by CArugbyGUY25
That little blurb on it didn't work.
Try these website and links:
http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Features/article_383.html
http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Volvo_News/article_378.html
http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/1163/

Eat your hearts out guys!

Volv-a-Ratti Man
11-11-2004, 06:59 PM
and....
http://www.autowereld.com/nieuwsbericht.asp?artikel=1393&pa=1&fr=1

Alex Buchka
11-14-2004, 02:45 AM
i drove a prototype v8 xc90 around my neighborhood. that v8 is silky smooth. what struck me is the amount of low end it has over the t6, no turbo lag. it just gets up and goes.

you guys should test drive it as soon as you can. it makes a world of difference over the t6