M15 TO GET VOLVO V8?
With twin turbos of course
According to them, the production version of the long-awaited M15 will feature a powerplant from a fairly unlikely source: the Volvo XC90.
Thanks to a healthy input of cash from a private investor, the larger than anticipated engine will be far from standard in this new application and, like the V6 Mondeo engine before it, will gain a couple of turbochargers to boost power to around 650bhp.
Tipping the scales at around 1,100kg, the M15 is 30% stiffer than the M12 and has better weight distribution despite the larger engine.
Performance wise, 0-60mph should be despatched in around 3.0 seconds, while UK Garage is estimating that they will market the car at around €150,000. That’s around £104,000 of our English pounds.