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    Rumorpile/Spying: 400 HP S60 Anyone?


    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    May 28, 2012

    Volvo's marketing campaign for the new S60 is going down a dark route. Instead of talking about how safe it is, Volvo is talking about how sporty and "Naughty" the S60 is. And it appears Volvo is upping the naughty a bit, if a report and some spy shots come to fruition.

    Sweden’s Tekniken Svarld reports that Volvo and performance partner, Polestar are working together to build high performance S60. Rumor points to a Yamaha sourced V8 that Volvo uses in the XC90 SUV and S80 flagship. The V8 has been tuned to somewhere in the range of 400 HP.

    Tekniken Svarld goes onto say that the S60 could get a sequential transmission, light-weight materials, and a new body kit.

    Which leads us to some spy shots that Tekniken Svarld nabbed of an S60 wearing some handsome camouflage. The pictures show this S60 sitting much wider than a normal model and equipped with bigger fenders and wider wheels.

    Is this the high-performance S60 undergoing some tests? No one is sure at the moment.

    Source: Tekniken Svarld, AutoGuide

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    Nice! Must be kinda nose-heavy though...

    I'm thinking so. I think Autoblog speculated that the T6 engine that is used in the S60 R-Design could also be used. Maybe that would help alleviate some of that nose weight

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    It is still front wheel drive (with awd added on). Adding more power to a bad handling car just makes it a faster, bad handling car which is a scary thought.

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    Nice! Must be kinda nose-heavy though...

    I'm thinking so. I think Autoblog speculated that the T6 engine that is used in the S60 R-Design could also be used. Maybe that would help alleviate some of that nose weight

    That's the engine I was expecting to be used. Hopefully the AWD will be strongly rear-biased.

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