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Volvo S60 with a boost by Heico Sportiv

By Rigval on 29 Aug 2010

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Mercedes Benz owners have got Brabus Carlsson and a few others to tweak their cars. BMW owners have got Hartge and Alpina to name a few too. Audi and VW owners have ABT and MTM if you wanted to tune one. But when it comes to Volvo, that sometimes is the other choice that is chosen over the usual suspects mentioned above, you are usually stumped on what’s available in the (after)market for performance parts. This is where Heico Sportiv comes into play and the German company has now released photos and specification of its performance upgrades for the newly launched Volvo S60.

We’ll start with the performance upgrades first. This is so far limited to some ECU tweaks and a quadruple tailpipe sports exhaust system. The petrol powered front wheel drive S60 2.0T version gets boosted from 250bhp/300Nm to around 297bhp/350Nm and the all-wheel drive 3.0 T6 version gets an additional 30bhp to its standard 304bhp and a massive 463Nm of torque. Up from an already mega (for a Volvo) 440Nm previously.

Heico had stated that the power upgrade in the T6 allows the car to reach 100km/h from a standstill in 5.8seconds. This figure is a whole second faster than the standard T6. The maximum speed is however unchanged and still limited to 250km/h, which is fast enough for most people, mind you.

As for the looks and handling, there is a 2 piece front spoiler, a rear diffuser (with optional carbon fiber inserts), a small bootlid spoiler, 18 or 20 inch wheel and tire packages and lowering springs (which benefits handling a smidgen). The interior mods are pretty tame. The S60 only gets an aluminum pedal set and a gear shift knob.

Pretty cool for a Volvo nonetheless.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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Eyke Aug 29 2010 11:21 PM
"boosted from 250bhp/300Nm to around 297bhp/350Nm"
is recipe for torque steering.
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