Volvo 850 R BTCC ex Rydell on track
During the last edition of the Mugello Motor Fest has made its
appearance this beautiful and ex Rickard Rydell official Volvo 850 R BTCC.
A rarity and an unexpected surprise to see run the car in the racing cars
time sessions. In the hands of Rydell the Volvo 850 R won the English
Touring car championship in 1998 and in 1995 the driver made 13 pole
position in 24 races!
Strangely, the season of the 850 series began in collaboration with TWR in
1994 using the station-wagon variant that behaved fairly well. Since 1995,
it passed to employ a sedan with good results until it reaches the BTCC
title in 1998. The car is equipped with a 5-cylinder 2000 CC with more than
290 hp and 6-speed sequential gearbox. As you can see extensive use of
carbon fiber inside and pneumatic system for lifting.
Durante l'ultima edizione del Mugello motor Fest ha fatto la sua comparsa
questa splendida Volvo 850 R BTCC ex Rickard Rydell, una vera rarità ed
un'inaspettata sorpresa vederla girare nei turni dedicate alle auto da
corsa. Auto ex ufficiale, in mano a Rydell la Volvo 850 R ha vinto nel 1998
il campionato inglese turismo e nella stagione 1995 partì dalla pole su 24
gare! Stranamente la stagione agonistica della serie 850 iniziò grazie
alla collaborazione con la TWR nel 1994 utilizzando la variante
station-wagon che si comportò discretamente bene. Dal 1995 si passò ad
impiegare la versione berlina con buoni risultati fino al raggiungimento
titolo BTCC appunto nel 1998. L'auto è dotata del 5 cilindri di 2.000 CC
portato ad oltre 290 CV e cambio sequenziale a 6 marce. Come potete vedere
ampio uso di fibra di carbonio nell'abitacolo e sistema pneumatico di
2014 BMW X5 vs Volvo XC60 Racetrack Mashup: 2 Hot Laps but only 1 Winner
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 BMW X5 and the 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 are
both tall crossovers that don't compete against each other but they are
similar in one very important way: they both use 2X the usual amount of
forced induction. In plain English that means that the 2014 BMW X5 is twim
turbocharged while the Volvo is Super turbocharged. So which is faster in around a racetrack? In part 2 of
this super-turbo versus turbo-turbo
match Mashup Nathan and Roman find out the fun way....by seeing which one
is faster around a racetrack.
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New Volvo V40 2012 - Active TFT Display at instrument cluster
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all info about classic Volvos! If you need any parts manuals, hints and
tips or service manuals you can view them at Volvotips.com. We're still
developing the website so stay tuned for extra info about your favorite
This video (made by Volvo) shows how the new customizable Active TFT
crystal display in the instrument cluster of the new 2012 Volvo V40 works.
The dash and interior of the new Volvo V40 are really nice and points out
the "Design around you"-concept perfectly. It's very easy to customize the
instrument cluster to the color you want and it's a very cool feature in my
opinion. The 3 standard modes (or better said: themes) are: Elegance
(brownish), Eco (blue/green) and Performance (red). Note: the customizable
Active TFT display is an option for a Volvo V40 and doesn't become as a
standard so you'll have to buy it as an accessory. On the more luxurious
models it's already installed. The new Volvo V40 is for sale at the local
dealer since August 2012 and has already Modelyear 2013.
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Volvo 850 T5R 550+ HP 'Man uit gemert' Funfahrt Lap 2 Nordschleife
Touristenfahrt 13-10-2013 (Wet track) Lap 2
Theo de volvo man op de Norschleife.
Theo die volvo man auf die Nordschleife.
Theo the volvo man on the Nordschleife.
Soms werd de olie te heet en moet de motor afkoelen.
Manchmal das Öl zu heiß unterwegs.
Sometimes the oil gets to hot and need to cool down.
Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
We visit Ruckersville, VA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's
Vehicle Research Center. IIHS is crash testing the 2013 Volvo XC60 in one
of their newest tests - the small overlap front test. On this episode of
The Downshift, learn why this kind of front overlap impact has such a
reputation for killing cars and their passengers, and find out if the Volvo
XC60 passes the test.
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My Volvo 850 T5 500hp+ running E85 & VEMS
Some mixed movieclips of my 850 turbo
when setting up the engine map. Running Holset HX35 turbo, 1260cc Lucas injectors, JE pistons
(81.5mm), LGspeed rods, crappy GLT-cams, Sachs 707 clutch with sinter disc,
ethanol, 2x255 pumps, MSD ignition, Quaife LSD, VEMS (Versatile Engine
Management Systems) and running quite low Boost ~22psi (1.5bar), and a lot more stuff
Feel free to PM. Everything build by me. Photos:
http://www.garaget.org/?car=10014. Team Bonnmeck!
2015 Volvo V60 Sport Wagon Review and Road Test
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There was a time when wagons roamed the interstates ferrying families from
one National Lampoon vacation to another. With the rise of the crossover,
those looking for the original "looks practical but handles like a sedan"
mode of transport have few options and most of them live in the luxury
segment. Let's count them before we go too far. We have the
soon-to-be-cancelled TSX, the last-generation Cadillac CTS (the new wagon
may arrive next year) Jetta, E-Class, 3-Series and Prius V. Even if you
expand things to include "off-road wagons"the list only grows by three
(Allroad, Outback and XC70.) Despite the shrinking market, Volvo's brand
has long been associated with practical wagons that it's almost hard to
believe it has been three full years since Volvo sold one in America.
That's about to change with the 2015 V60.
Back in 2010 Volvo was selling two wagons in America. The V50 was based on
the compact S40 sedan and the V70 shared its soul with Volvo's 5-series
competitor the S80. Although the V70 is still sold in Europe and the V40
(the replacement for the V50) splashed down in 2013, Americans will have to
settle for Volvo's middle child: the V60 wagon. Based on Volvo's S60 sedan,
the V60 competes internationally with wagon variants of the 3-Series,
C-Class, Audi A4 and many others. But this is America and Volvo's only
direct competitor is the BWM 328i xDrive wagon. More on that later.
Despite ditching the boxy form years ago, Volvo's style remains the
automotive Birkenstock to BMW's Prada. The entire Volvo lineup in America
(except for the XC90) received a 2014 face lift with a more aggressive
grille and more creases in the hood. Volvo has finally tucked their radar
cruise control module behind a plastic panel that blends into the grille
rather than sticking out like a gray sore thumb. Out back we get bumper
cover integrates Exhausts, a large
black surround on the rear glass that made me wish it was separately
hinged, and a continuation of those oh-so-sexy Swedish hips. Volvo's
engineers kept the V60's roofline fairly high at the rear, but even the
Swedes have given in to modern "coupé" styling cues, most notable in the
greenhouse shape. The raked rear glass which looks sexier but takes a toll
on cargo space.
Birkenstocks are comfy. Prada? Hit and miss. (Or so I'm told.) And so it is
with Volvo and BMW interiors. The S60 on which the V60 is based is now 5
years old. Aside from massaging color and trim options, the only
substantive changes to the interior since it was launched is Volvo's LCD
disco dash, a new steering wheel with shift paddles (optional) and a new
gear shift knob. Despite its age, the Scandinavian chic cabin has what it
takes to complete with BMW, especially now that the 3-Series has gone
slightly down-market with more hard plastics in this generation. My only
major gripe is the small 7-inch infotainment display that is clearly
outclassed by BMW's ginormous iDrive screen.
The V60 has been priced aggressively for 2015 starting at $35,300 that's an
$800 upsell over then S60 and $6,150 less than a base 3-series wagon.
Adjusting for feature content, the base V60 is still $5,000 less. If
bargain wagons with premium badges are your thing, the TSX is king at
$31,985 starting but the delta shrinks to less than two grand when you
adjust for the V60's feature set. The $36,800 might be the more appropriate
competitor for the AWD-only 3-wagon, but a more interesting match up is the
$44,300 V60 T6 AWD. Configuring a 3 or the CTS wagon with the same
equipment you find on the Volvo will set you back at least $2,000 more. In
addition to the value factor, the Volvo brings 35% more power to the fight.
The extra power and AWD go a long way in compensating for the better weight
balance in the BMW or the Caddy. Since GM hasn't refreshed their wagon yet
the 3.0 and 3.6 liter V6 engined are outclassed in every metric by the
Swede. Option your V60 with every conceivable option and you end up at
As a former Volvo wagon owner I'm probably biased, but all the reasons I
opted for a Swedish cargo hauler in 2006 apply to the V60. Aside from the
fact that "value" strikes a fire in my loins, the Volvo is the clear
performance option in this segment. Want more shove than the $44,300 Volvo?
Pony up $64,900 for the CTS-V wagon or $102,370 for an E63 AMG wagon. I'll
reserve my final judgement until I can get my hands on one for a more
thorough evaluation, but in the mean time the V60 is quite simply the best
performance and value option in this phone booth sized segment.