At an exhibition in Brazil, the Swedish company Volvo has shown an image of a future racing car, which is based on the modern V60 station wagon. Thus, the popular company announces that it intends to return to the famous British Touring Car Championship series, in which it once took part and quite successfully. And at the exhibition in Sao Paulo, Volvo showed the first photo of its fresh racing car. The car is almost an exact copy of the stock "progenitor" and even has the same 2.0 liter gasoline T5 engine.
The body of the station wagon is intended to resemble the classic Swedish 850th car, in which pilots Rickard Rydell and Jan Lammers took part in 1994. At the time, the Volvo 850 Wagon was front-wheel drive with a 2.0-liter 5-cylinder engine that produced 280 hp. The modern Volvo V60 Racing Wagon engine remained with the same displacement, but it had to part with one cylinder and reduce its performance to 250 hp. At the same time, the current copy received a 6-speed gearbox and a dual clutch.
As for the differences between a racing car and a stock car, they are both visual and in the cabin. The exterior of the Volvo V60 Racing Wagon has received a new aerodynamic body kit, which includes a modest splitter, which appeared on a slightly updated front bumper, and a spoiler that is not visible in the only photo. In addition to this, the sporty variant is distinguished by the racing paintwork with the depicted number “60”. At the time I was looking for a job in Aksai, the developers reported that the final touch of the exterior transformation was a set of 18-inch dark graphite-tinted wheels wrapped in low-profile Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires.
Inside, the car underwent a major alteration, as a result of which it lost the rear row of seats, which added extra weight, and acquired a modern 6-point roll cage. Various civic excesses have been removed.