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Needless to say, the Volvo wagon is the pinnacle of unassuming motoring. We've driven a few and they perform their assigned task with due diligence and little fanfare, which is exactly what's expected. So it came as a bit of a surprise to find one DIY-er who decided that a 740 wagon would be the prime recipient of an LS1 V8. Not content with the stock power output of GM's finest small block, he decided to strap a duo of turbos onto the exhaust manifold and heave seven pounds of boost into the cylinders. The result is the Volvette, which produces over 500 HP and has the potential to make even more if the owner decides to crank the boost.

We want. Enough said.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      In the spirit of the season. He's gonna shoot his eye out.

      This is fun to watch from a grassy knoll but no way would I get into the car with this guy. I'd wet my pants.

      Any specs on the suspension buildup?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw this last night. I frikin love this thing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very cool car. All he needs is a rear mounted camera to capture the expressions of shock on his many victim's faces.

      LS1!! May not be the most cost effective method of liquefying rubber, but it's got to be by far the most fun way to do it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is the coolest car I've seen in years!! To the owner - you're the man!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Drool. I'm currently on my second 740T wagon, and have dreamed of doing this for years. One day...
      • 8 Years Ago
      To the person that said that was a 900 wagon, you're very wrong, that is a 700.

      And the V8 modified Volvos aren't the only ones to be reckoned with. Beware, there are some out there that could waltz by your average corvette Z06.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Found another video of this beast doing a little dragracing on youtube...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK7Nj3abeQs
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome, want to see the price tag for all that work. Don't think you'll get the chicks though. only rolling eyes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Brick owners have been doing this with Ford 5.0's for years. For sheer sleeper shock, the boxy old 240's are the best, but I've always loved the elegant squarishness of the 700's and 900's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh man... that's just sheer brilliance. Friggin' awesome.
      • 8 Years Ago
      He spent way less you than all of you guys think. The car is also an 89 740 wagon with volvo 850 bumpers.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's freaking awesome! When he first parks the car after the parking lot drift it looks like he's running from the cops. Volvo should promote it's cars' aftermarket capabilities to the younger crowd ... perhaps a Z0-Cross Country at SEMA.
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