• Aug 11, 2006
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Volvo has created four 1:5 scale mini XC90 SUVs for a very specific task. These true baby utes were built for the European Athletics Championship in Gothemnburg and will be used to transport javelins, hammers and discusses from wherever they land on the field back to the throwers. Each one was hand built by Volvo and feautres an open roof through which discusses and hammers can be placed inside and a special javelin rack up top that is unlikely to see produciton on full-scale XC90s. The radio-controlled Volvos are powered by 2 hp electric motors and can ferry four discusses, three javelins or two hammers back to competitors. Though Volvo has no plans to produce them, we're sure some Volvo engineers will have some fun lunch hours after these RC XC90s finish their tour of duty.

[Source: Volvo]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      That's weird, because Volvo's PR states that the company actually made the car. It doesn't name Nordic Sport at all. Time to send them a friendly e-mail, I guess ;)

      Alberto B.

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      • 8 Years Ago

      LOL,,,,with the javelin, those little Volvo "critters" could feature in a Swedish version of "Nightmare on Elm Street".
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a cool little car model. Its different from all other RC cars because this one is big and has a use other than crashing into walls and ruining the plastic body kit.

      If there are any Farscape fans here, it reminds me of a DRD.
      • 8 Years Ago
      haha cute
      • 8 Years Ago
      As usual, the bloggers fail to spell check - the word is "discuses". Now let us review the word "comprise" and its proper use.

      And "dawn" instead of "don" - that's a classic. ESL for all AutoBloggers!
      • 8 Years Ago
      where can i get one of these
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes, I will be contacting Volvo after this. They did borrow the RC from us, just for the Championship, since they are sponsor, and placed their body on top.

      But we are not angry at them =)

      If you listen in the movie, they say: "Volvo has created 4 bodys of XC90 on the chassi created by company called Nordic Sport..." =)

      if you want to buy this.. Now you know where to go.