If entering the series, the automaker will race a rear-wheel-drive S60, with a series-required naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, making about 650 horsepower, mounted in the nose of its tube-frame chassis. While Volvo has offered a Yamaha-sourced 60-degree 4.4-liter V8 in the past, mounted transversely in both its SUV and sedans, it will likely need a 90-degree V8 for racing.
Volvo's entry would be good news to the V8 Supercars series, as it would be the third new entry this year, joining the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Nissan Altima as they battle the traditional Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores. The next race is the Skycity Triple Crown, scheduled for June 14-16 in Darwin. (Pictured above is the Belgian Touring Car Championship Volvo S60.)