Fastest Volvo

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Stephen Henning, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. According to a Sept. 18, 2002 press release:

    Fastest Volvos ever, the S60 R and V70 R will make their debut at the
    Paris Motor Show in two weeks time.

    With 300bhp under the bonnet, the new Rs are capable of accelerating
    from 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and bristle with the latest technology.

    Top of the list is Haldex all-wheel drive, a new six-speed manual
    gearbox, Brembo brakes and a computer system that controls suspension
    Stephen Henning, Feb 8, 2005
  2. Stephen Henning

    athol Guest

    Out of curiosity, how much do they weigh?
    athol, Feb 9, 2005
  3. Stephen Henning

    Rob Beech Guest

    Rob Beech, Feb 9, 2005
  4. Volvo S60 R: 3571 lbs, 1621 kg
    Volvo V70 R: 3757 lbs, 1704 kg
    Stephen Henning, Feb 9, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Where have you been for 5 months? The R's have been available in the UK
    since about June time.

    We have a revised R with different suspension settings, and vastly different
    software for the powertrain and Active C systems on sale this month too.

    Still not a genuine 300bhp though- you need 98 octane to get anywhere near

    Guest, Feb 9, 2005
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    Tangy Guest

    How is this different from the 2004 models?
    Tangy, Feb 10, 2005
  7. One year!

    Stephen Henning, Feb 10, 2005
  8. That press release was over 2 years old. They were introduced 2 years
    ago in Paris.
    Stephen Henning, Feb 10, 2005
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    athol Guest

    Ahh. Okay. So my 264 is still faster than them. :)

    Was there a listed top speed?
    athol, Feb 10, 2005
  10. I look ,dribble ,and try not to lust when I see these figures, but my 740 is
    paid for .
    John Robertson, Feb 10, 2005
  11. hey that's a lot of extra weight to pull along isn't it why so much when
    they saved weight by going front wheel drive ..????????????
    John Robertson, Feb 10, 2005
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    Erik Lidén Guest

    The listed top speed for both models is 250 km/h (155 mph). Of course
    electronicly restricted.

    /Erik Lidén
    Erik Lidén, Feb 10, 2005
  13. Stephen Henning

    athol Guest

    Ahh, okay. The engine in my 264 has been tested to that in a
    previous vehicle (heavier, larger frontal area, worse aerodynamics
    and greater rolling resistance). Just haven't had an opportunity
    to test the 264 yet. After all, the maximum speed limit in my
    state is 110km/h. :)
    athol, Feb 11, 2005
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