We're more than happy to admit we have an intense fondness for the classic Volvo Amazon, especially in wagon form. Among its many virtues are its timeless styling, rugged Swedish structure and, with its range of four-cylinder engines, reliability and economy.

Fast, however, it was not.

At least, not in stock form. But at least one enterprising man named Mattias Vöcks, who works for none other than Koenigsegg, decided to build an Amazon that was debuted back in 2006 at the SEMA Show in Vegas with a bit more power. As in 600 horsepower, courtesy of a turbocharged 2.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine. Yep, that ought to do it, eh?

In fact, it's enough power to embarrass a Ferrari 599 in a straight line. Don't believe us? Check out the video after the break for some terrifyingly fast turbo brick action.


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      JOSEPH
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's amazing how much the right set of wheels, and a lowered stance can change the look of a car. That Volvo is very cool.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JOSEPH
        The Volvo Amazon is a gorgeous car stock. I think any Volvo cars from that era are probably some of the best looking cars.
      JR
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love it!
      jkt
      • 2 Years Ago
      That would be an awesome car to have. Kudos to the attention to detail, clean lines and pure awesomeness.
      Lester
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how much they are asking for it? Its a very unique and pretty famous Volvo after all.
      Alex Butti
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet looking Volvo, I just don't like the interior (red). If the interior was just plain black, it would be perfect.
      50merc
      • 2 Years Ago
      AT least the Ferrari driver wasn't pissed as this was all in good fun . Usually people get all butt hurt and ****.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 2 Years Ago
      Same car, same video shooting style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BjI1lG2q4A&feature=related
      Alexandre Tabajara
      • 2 Years Ago
      although fast, I bet the volvo would cost more in upgrades than the Ferrari ;o)
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        Hmmm... Mind pointing out to me where the guidelines of blogging are? While doing that, point out to me the rule that says blogs HAVE to post something new?
        tgsid
        • 2 Years Ago
        You sound like the troll to me.
      johnvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      600hp from a straight 6 2.8 are pretty amazing numbers,just goes to show how much underengineered domestic engines are when they have to have a 5.0 or 6.0 to squeeze out 550hp + only. BMW should buy this engine & stick it in the next M3.
        Rayvan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnvanos
        The 2.8 liter is turbo-charged. Compare apples to apples, okay?
        quuppa70
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnvanos
        do you believe it can be driven daily...
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @johnvanos
        Wow, bit biased against domestics are we? The thing is, Lamborghini and Ferrari are both guilty of what you just described. The Aventador needs 6.5L to make 700hp. This Ferrari in this video needs 6.0L to make 612hp (599 Fiorano), 651hp (Ferrari FF and Enzo), and 661hp (599 GTO). Hell, Bugatti needs 8.0L, 4 turbos, 10 radiators, and 2 intercoolers to make 1,001-1200hp when a 6.2L twin turbo V8 can make the same horsepower (talking about both the SSC Ultimate Aero TT and Hennessey Venom GT). If I didn't know any better, I'd say that this comment was just an attack on domestic manufacturers.
      Fixitfixitstop
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't put surfboards in the Ferrari. I see which is the REAL supercar.
      Devin Christiansen
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll take the Volvo.
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