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22.
Supercar made by Leicestershire firm Noble. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged version of a Volvo-Yamaha 4.4-litre V8, shared with the XC90 and S80, thus helping the M600 to reach a top speed of 225 mph.
"What's that supercar over there?"
"It's a Noble M600."
by JaaagMan February 10, 2012
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S80
Volvo's rival to the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series (including the 550i), Jaaag XF, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS and the Subaru Legacy.

The second generation (2006) - related to the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy MPVs and Mondeo family hatch, Land Rover Freelander, Jaguar X-Type and Volvo's own XC60 crossover and V70 estate - when launched was available with 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder, 3.2-litre six-cylinder and 4.4-litre eight-cylinder petrol engines and 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 2.4-litre five-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines.

After revisions in 2009, the S80's engine range comprises of 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged (Ford EcoBoost) four-cylinder and 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol and 1.6-litre four-cylinder and 2.0-litre five-cylinder turbocharged and 2.4-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engines.

The 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol and 2.0-litre turbocharged and 2.4-litre twin-turbocharged five-cylinder diesel engines are available with Volvo's Geartronic automatic transmission, with the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is available with a Ford/Getrag dual-clutch gearbox. All engines bar the 3.0-litre petrol come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard.

The 3.0-litre petrol and 2.4-litre diesel are available with AWD.
"What's that car over there?"
"It's a Volvo S80 4.4."
by JaaagMan February 10, 2012
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Invented by a Frenchman just before WW2 and introduced to road cars in 2003 in the Golf R32, this type of transmission is a semi-automatic gearbox - two clutches take care of two sets of gears. One clutch takes care of odd gears (1, 3, 5, 7) and the other clutch deals with the even gears (R, 2, 4, 6).

How it works:
One clutch has 1st gear engaged, with the car moving forwards. Meanwhile, the other clutch has 2nd gear ready to be engaged. Come change-up time, clutch no.1 disengages 1st and clutch no.2 engages 2nd gear and the car keeps going, whilst clutch no.1 prepares 3rd gear for engagement. All of this happens within milliseconds, so power delivery to the road is uninterrupted.

Usually - though not always - dual-clutch gearboxes are more fuel-efficient than an equivalent manual gearbox.

For more info, see Wikipedia.
"What gearbox have you got in your Audi TT?"
"Oh, I've got Audi's (VW's) dual-clutch gearbox. It's fantastic!"
by JaaagMan January 21, 2012
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25.
A gown worn by a woman on her wedding day.

See also: wedding dress.
"Who designed your wedding gown?"
"Alfred Angelo. It's style number 1797."
by JaaagMan December 29, 2011
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BMW's flagship saloon car. It is a rival for Audi's A8, Jaguar's XJ, Lexus' LS, Mercedes-Benz's S-Class, Volvo's S80 and Volkswagen's Phaeton.

The F01 generation is available with 3.0-litre turbocharged six cylinder (740i), 4.4-litre turbocharged eight cylinder (750i) and 6.0-litre turbocharged twelve cylinder (760Li) petrol engines and a 3.0-litre six cylinder (730d and 740d) diesel engine.
James May on the V12 7-Series:
"This is the 760Li. Or to give it it's other name, the BMW "Move Over Poor Person"".
by JaaagMan December 29, 2011
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S40
Volvo's smallest saloon, based the the Ford Focus (Worldwide). It is a rival to the Alfa Romeo 159, Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the SAAB 9-3.

The S40 is available with 1.6- and 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 2.5-litre (badged T5) five-cylinder petrol engines, 1.6- and 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 2.0- and 2.4-litre (badged D5) five cylinder diesel engines and a 1.8-litre four cylinder FlexiFuel Biofuel engine.
"What's that car over there?"
"It's a Volvo S40 D5."
by JaaagMan December 29, 2011
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A6
An automatic transmission with six forward gears.
Vehicle description:
Manufacturer: Audi
Model: A8
Registration Number: DE55 EIN
Engine: 4.2 TDI
Wheels driven: 4
Transmission: A6
Number of owners: 2
by JaaagMan December 29, 2011
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