- Nov 17, 2010
Heico Sportiv puts the sleeper hold on the new Volvo V60
2011 Volvo V60 by Heico Sportiv – Click above for high-res image gallery
Performance Volvos have long been the sleepers of all sleepers. That is to say, quiet aggression with a hidden punch. Swedish tuning house Heico Sportiv is a big part of that formula, its tuned Volvos shaming sportscar drivers who just never know what hit 'em. But if you really want to fly under the radar and throw some egg on the poseurs' faces, what you're going to need is a tuned Volvo wagon. Fortunately Heico has just announced such a model.
The modifications for the new Volvo V60 are essentially the same as those already announced for the S60 sedan, but with a little extra cargo capacity and an added dose of "unassuming." That means a 2.0T model boosted to 297 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque or a T6 pumping out 330 and 339.
A retuned suspension, aero kit, quad exhaust tips and 18- or 20-inch wheels round out the package, which ought to give that Porsche driver a hint at the source of his embarrassment and the soccer mom driving it a little something to show off in the daycare parking lot. Have a closer look in the gallery below as Heico prepares to unveil the tuned V60 at the Essen tuner show later this month.
[Source: Heico Sportiv]