The V8 Supercars series kicks off on February 27th with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, Australia, and someone new is making an appearance. That’s right, with Polestar in the mix, Volvo is making its way into the V8 Supercars championship for 2014.
In celebration of this monumental even, Volvo has treated us to the above video that shows the new V-8 engine clearing its throat, while engineers closely monitor it. Not only does this engine sound really ticked off that it took so long for Volvo to make this change, but it also backs up that attitude with 650 ponies without the aid of forced induction. Volvo’s getting serious, folks.
We know that the Volvo brand doesn’t really make performance junkies twitch, but the more recent addition of Polestar models has really lent a little performance cred to the reborn company.
Have a look at the video (above) and make sure to crank those speakers up nice and loud. Enjoy!