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.
Volvo S60 vs Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series review - Auto Express
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The new Volvo faces some tough competition. The BMW 3-Series is our current class champ, combining engaging driving dynamics with top-notch quality, low running costs and a line-up of efficient engines.
Joining it is the Audi A4, which sets the standard with its classy looks, fantastic cabin and composed chassis. So, will the usual suspects overwhelm the S60 -- or can the new kid on the block cause a major upset?
Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
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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 fitted with 18 inch 235 winter tires. Please Comment / Like / Subscribe
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The end and a beginning - Volvos sixteen successful years in STCC and the future
Den 24:e september, 2011, körde Volvo Polestar Racing sin sista tävling i STCC och sin sista tävling med sin 5-cylindriga tävlingsmotor. Efter sexton år i STCC som det enda märket som har kört samtliga tävlingar sedan serien startade 1996, och även det märke som har tagit flest pole positions, pallplatser och segrar, kommer Volvo byta till Touring Car Team Association Series från 2012. Filmen visar Volvoteamets sista helg i STCC bakom kulisserna och avslöjar tidigare hemlig information om motorn. Filmen återblickar även till tidigare säsonger och tävlingsbilar som 850, S40 och S60 och ger en föraning över vad som komma skall under 2012. Sju minuter ögon- och örongodis för Volvo- och racingentusiasten.
The 24:th of September 2011, marked the last race for Volvo Polestar Racing in the STCC and the last race with the 5-cylinder race engine. After sixteen years in STCC as the only brand that has participated in all the STCC races since the series started in 1996, and the brand that has claimed most pole positions, podiums and race wins, Volvo will switch to the Touring Car Team Association Series for 2012. The film clip shows Volvos last race weekend behind the scenes and reveals previously hard kept secret information about the engine. The film recaps on previous seasons and race cars like the 850, S40 and S60 and gives a preview of what is yet to come in 2012. Seven minutes of eye and ear candy for the Volvo and racing enthusiast.
Produced for Volvo Polestar
by Linder Media
Mattias Olsson, Håkan Linder, Fredrik Jönsson
Music by: Colony 5
2013 Volvo V40 - Business
Newsfeed Volvo V40 - Business
Edited newsfeed including Interview with CEO Volvo Car Corporation, Stefan Jacoby, and Peter Mertens Head of R&D Volvo Car Corporation, including driving footage, factory, and testing.
Volvo Car Corporation presents the all-new Volvo V40:
Scandinavian luxury look and feel with class-leading safety and driving dynamics
Volvo Car Corporation will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on March 6.
The all-new V40 is ready to overtake the competition in the Premium Hatchback class with sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos wrapped in a sleek, compact package.
"The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to our human-centric, Designed Around You strategy. Charged with an outstanding set of high-tech features it definitely will give our toughest competitors a headache," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation.
The all-new Volvo V40 is a modern, expressive car with a Scandinavian luxury look and feel, a high-quality aura and meticulous attention to detail. The new, fully graphic instrument cluster with personalised layout and information enhances the intuitive and uncomplicated driver experience.
"Thanks to input from customers all over the world our most compact V-range model features an outstanding blend of design, safety and versatility. The car is loaded with features that buyers of modern luxury cars want," explains Stefan Jacoby.
Class-leading driving dynamics
The all-new V40 boasts class-leading driving dynamics thanks to focused attention to a number of vital areas. The chassis is designed to offer the agile, connected experience that creates true driving pleasure.
The engine range spans everything from Volvo Car Corporation's first diesel with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km to the turbocharged T5 petrol engine with 254 hp and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. All engine versions feature start-stop and braking energy regeneration, no matter whether they are fitted with a manual or automatic gearbox.
2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Exterior and Interior at 2012 Montreal Auto Show
2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Exterior and Interior at 2012 Montreal Auto Show - Salon de L'Auto de Montreal
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K-PAX Racing Volvo S60 & C30 at Mid Ohio 2011
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We capture KPAX Racing's most successful race weekend to date as they win in both categories of Touring Car and GT in World Challenge.
2013 Volvo V40 - Crash Test
The all-new Volvo V40 - Safety & Support:
The most IntelliSafe Volvo model ever
Adding several new high-tech features to a full deck of safety and support systems from larger models makes the all-new Volvo V40 the most IntelliSafe Volvo so far.
The new features include world-first Pedestrian Airbag Technology, Lane Keeping Aid with haptic auto steering, an ingenious Park Assist Pilot, automatic Road Sign Information, Active High Beam and a Cross Traffic Alert radar system at the rear.
The all-new V40 also features the groundbreaking Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake - as well as the City Safety further developed low-speed collision avoidance system which now operates at speeds up to 50 km/h.
Park Assist Pilot - making parallel parking easy
A study by global research institute TNS reveals that one-third of European drivers have problems with parallel parking. In a similar study by UK insurer elephant.co.uk, around two-thirds of interviewed drivers stated that they felt uncomfortable in parallel parking situations.
The new Park Assist Pilot makes parallel parking easy and precise by taking over and operating the steering wheel while the driver handles the gearbox and controls the car's speed.
The parking manoeuvre is based on front, rear and side-facing ultrasonic sensors.
When the driver activates the Park Assist Pilot the sensors start to scan the side of the car. When a parking slot measuring a minimum of 1.2 times the car's length is detected, the driver is notified by an audible signal and advised to stop via a message in the instrument cluster.
The display guides the driver step by step via texts and animations in the instrument cluster until the car is correctly parked. Although the driver initially engages reverse gear and continues to control the speed of the car, steering is taken over by the Park Assist Pilot. When parking is completed the driver is notified by an audible signal and a text message.
The all-new Volvo V40 can also be equipped with a rear park assist camera and park assist sensors front and rear.
Lane Keeping Aid - active help to stay on course
Studies show that many accidents take place in uncritical traffic situations and good weather conditions due to driver distraction, drowsiness or illness. Approximately 30 percent of all accidents in Volvo Cars' statistical accident database are accidents with an initial road departure. About 75 percent of these occur on roads with speed limits of 70 km/h or more.
The new Lane Keeping Aid in the V40 helps the driver stay in the intended lane. This feature applies extra steering torque to the steering column when the car gets close to a lane marking and is about to leave the lane. The system is active at speeds between 65 km/h and 200 km/h.
The forward-looking camera monitors the left and right lane markings. Lane Keeping Aid registers the car's progress between the lane markings and takes action if the driver shows signs of unintentionally drifting out of the lane.
As a first step Lane Keeping Aid applies gentle steering wheel torque to help the driver steer back onto the intended course. If the car leaves the lane, the technology generates a distinctive warning through a haptic vibration in the steering wheel.
What does it take to kill a Volvo?
What does it take to destroy a Volvo 850? User Krimson37 tried it and I made a compilation! Very impresive work by these guys! Volvo = strong cars!
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