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    Ooh look the T8 is here...

    Diesel is dead - long live the hybrid

    http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/volvo-xc90-t8-revealed-2014-12-08


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
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    The new 450bhp triple turbo 2.0L 4-pot has been stuffed into a S60 mule recently. Hopefully, it'll make it to production

    I've had a rant about the T8 before - I don't care about the performance or fuel economy, a T8 should be an 8-pot with a blower. End of.
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    Usually I'm against hybrids just on principle....dislike the fact that big car companies are asking us to pay for their R&D, even apart from considering the raw materials costs of the battery & drivetrain outweigh any supposed savings

    but er yeah that is rather nice. I bet if you thrash it to 60 it doesn't produce only 59 g/km co2. A bit misleading to claim both in the same sentence.

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    Guess like new tech we do pay for the RND costs, but one would hope it'll get cheaper as time goes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    The new 450bhp triple turbo 2.0L 4-pot has been stuffed into a S60 mule recently. Hopefully, it'll make it to production

    I've had a rant about the T8 before - I don't care about the performance or fuel economy, a T8 should be an 8-pot with a blower. End of.

    I agree, I don't like the way Volvo have messed with the model designations lately either.

    It should be (as it always was)
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    4/5/6/8 = Number of cylinders

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    ... and who wouldn't want a test drive in a proper T8 (thinking Noble M600 here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    ... and who wouldn't want a test drive in a proper T8 (thinking Noble M600 here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by y2blade View Post
    The filthiest exhaust note I've ever witness firsthand
    You've never heard a Shelby Cobra with straight thru pipes then mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    You've never heard a Shelby Cobra with straight thru pipes then mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by y2blade View Post
    Nope.
    Man-crisis inducing. that is all.
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    I like it, all apart from the front end... the grill is just too big.

    I'm afraid to say I once would have hated it on principle too but I've come to accept hybrid tech is here to stay. Besides if they can make a "tank" go to 60 in less than 6 seconds I think its caught up enough to start to interest the enthusiasts.

    That engine in a C30 if they still made them would be pretty epic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    Usually I'm against hybrids just on principle....dislike the fact that big car companies are asking us to pay for their R&D, even apart from considering the raw materials costs of the battery & drivetrain outweigh any supposed savings

    but er yeah that is rather nice. I bet if you thrash it to 60 it doesn't produce only 59 g/km co2. A bit misleading to claim both in the same sentence.
    Look at the claimed mpg for the bmw i8, something like 130mpg?
    I think pistonheads managed about 38mpg, which is good for its performance, but its some way of 130mpg.................
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamT4 View Post
    Look at the claimed mpg for the bmw i8, something like 130mpg?
    I think pistonheads managed about 38mpg, which is good for its performance, but its some way of 130mpg.................
    Had a look around one at a pistonheads meet and there's a lot of R and D gone into it but 100k quid? Like f#@k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    The new 450bhp triple turbo 2.0L 4-pot has been stuffed into a S60 mule recently. Hopefully, it'll make it to production

    I've had a rant about the T8 before - I don't care about the performance or fuel economy, a T8 should be an 8-pot with a blower. End of.
    Agreed, but can you imagine the controversy that Volvo caused when they launched the S/V40 range, that was a nail in the coffin for the old designation entirely...


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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    Had a look around one at a pistonheads meet and there's a lot of R and D gone into it but 100k quid? Like f#@k.
    I had a couple of hours in one (A good friend is pretty high-up in BMW, he had one for a weekend), amazing car


 

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