Once, Saabs weren't just quirky – they were fast. Saab Automobile owner General Motors Corp. sets out to restore the status quo by fitting a prototype 300-hp 4.3L V-8 in a Saab 9-5 station wagon. The experimental V-8 also is designed to fit under the hood of a Vauxhall Vectra. The prototype engine, dubbed XV8, is being developed by GM’s Advance Engineering group, led by Executive Director Fritz Indra. GM is considering this experimental XV8 compact V-8 engine for a future Saab. ...

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