Well I went from an 89 Bonneville LE to a 1996 Chevy Silverado, to this beauty. And as foreign as it is, I do share a little commonality with y'all. My transmission. The car has a Modified GM Hydramatic 4T65-E (with auto/manual mode) the reasoning behind this was it was the only transmission on earth that was small enough to allow the Straight 6 to be transverse mounted, and still be strong enough to put up with the engine, its a 2.8L Twin turbocharged engine with stock HP @268, and 280 Ft Lb torque.
Although if a person treats it wrong, many consider the trans. the weakest link in the car without modification, and unfortunately for US volvo guys the trans is modified just enough so we cant use the HD parts that Intense has made for the 4T65-E :( But I thought I'd share my update, and say cheers! Heres some pics, I know the Wheels are dirty, been a while since I have washed it, been to rainy to bother.