Volvo may not be the first name you'd think of in racing, but it stands as a dominant force in European touring cars. Before stepping up to the World Touring Car Championship last year, Volvo and its partner Polestar Racing had come to dominate the Swedish Touring Car Championship. While that series has since expanded to all of Scandinavia, Volvo made other plans in switching over to the TTA Racing Elite League. And this is the car with which it will be contesting the new series.
Rather than field the same C30 touring car which Volvo and Polestar had fielded in the STCC and WTCC, the TTA racer revealed here is based (or at least looks like) the S60 sedan. Under that carbon fiber body sits a 420-horsepower V6 driving the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox and Boosted by a similar KERS regenerative braking system as employed in Formula One.
The livery has yet to be finalized, so for now Polestar has decked the S60 TTA out in the same shade of baby blue that makes its other touring cars, that 450-horsepower all-wheel-drive C30 prototype and for that matter the Alonso-era Renault F1 cars so perplexingly devious.
2015 Volvo S60 T6 FWD Review and Road Test
Volvo has always done things a little differently than BMW and Mercedes.
Rather than hold back updates and release them all in "mid-cycle
refreshes," Volvo prefers to let the changes dribble out slowly year after
year. As a result of this process a car can change significantly over time
but it happens so incrementally that to the casual observer it's still the
same car that launched four years ago. Such is the case for the 2015 Volvo
S60. Vurses the S60 launched just four short years ago (US launch was three
years ago in 2011), this S60 has new bumpers, hood, grille, seats,
dashboard, infotainment system, gauge cluster, headlamps, new and revised
safety systems, all-new engines, and a new 8-speed transmission. The
question before us today is: are these changes enough to keep the S60 fresh
and competitive while we wait for the complete model-line makeover we're
all expecting in the next few years?
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Did you know Volvo has a racing partner? Well Polestar is now optimizing
road-going stock Volvos, using off-the-shelf Volvo parts with impressive
results. This C30's 2.5-liter T5 now pulls 451 hp for a true
high-performance Grand Touring experience.
Jay Leno's Garage: Volvo C30 Polestar
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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Autobahn-Test - Volvo S60 T3 R-Design (1080p FULL HD)
0-100 km/h and high speed test with the new Volvo S60/V60 T3 (150hp) in
R-Design trim. It looks stunning, drives sharp and is priced way below
comparable Audi A4 S-Line or BMW 3-series (M-Package). It's a 2012 model
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Volvo Trucks - New Volvo FH roadtrain in the heart of trucking hell: Brian's Truck Report (E03)
Renowned truck journalist Brian Weatherley is back with his award-winning
web TV series Brian's Truck Report. In the latest episode, Brian goes Down
Under to Australia -- the very heart of trucking hell -- to see if the new
Volvo FH lives up to the standards of the classic Volvo FH model, of which
700,000 trucks have been sold worldwide.
Together with his mate Steve Brooks, editor-in-chief of Australian Diesel
Magazine, Brian goes on a two-day trucking adventure Down Under.
Don't miss the previous episodes of Brian's Truck Report:
Episode 1 - "Cut 7 percent fuel with one day of driver training"
Episode 2 -- "FH16 750 vs F16 470"
British transport journalist who founded the Big Lorry Blog. He was
previously editor-in-chief of the British transport publications Commercial
Motor and Truck & Driver and is also the former UK jury member for the
'International Truck of the Year' competition.
Editor-in-chief of Diesel Magazine, which he founded, Brooks has worked in
the transport industry all his life, both as a driver and journalist.
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Wind tunnel test for TTA-cars ahead of Racing Elite League 2012 season
All TTA cars from BMW, Citroën, Saab and Volvo were tested in Volvo's wind
tunnel in Gothenburg, Sweden, ahead of the 2012 season start of the TTA -
Racing Elite League. The test was made in order to analyze and equal the
aerodynamic values of the cars as well as analyzing the cooling of the
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MVS - 2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD. We will take
a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior features
and everything else in between.
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CRASHES 2013 Volvo FH
The driver of a new Volvo FH would emerge from an 80 km/h collision without
any serious injuries. And if the truck rolled over, there is an emergency
exit at hand. But not only the driver's safety has improved.
Thousands of simulated collision tests and about 100 real crash tests have
allowed Volvo Trucks' engineers to develop a safer truck cab. For instance,
high-strength materials such as dual-phase steel have been used in
collision-absorbing beams and in the doors. The cab too uses the strongest
steel available today for body panelling -- ultra-high-strength, thermoset,
press-moulded boron steel.