The test car here is a special “cooling mule” that features only the new car’s front end joined to the current S-type’s body. Under the hood will be the new car’s running gear and cooling system. Close inspection of the image reveals a much longer hood and lower grille that will give the new S a sleeker overall look. The body is expected to feature a wedge shape with a high waistline and trunk. All will be revealed at next year’s Frankfurt Motor Show with sales starting in early 2008.
A previous report suggested that the body will adopt four-door coupe styling, while the new grille will feature a twin-nostril element. The current six-cylinder engine will carry over, but will be replaced later with Volvo units. Also, a high-performance 5L V8 is rumoured to be in the works with 460hp in supercharged form. Follow the jump to see the full image over at Winding Road.
[Source: Winding Road]