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Project V70 T5M

The first-generation V70 is a great car. Add a turbocharger and a manual transmission and it's also a rare one. Add on a ton of horsepower and some upgraded details, and it's all of a sudden one of the coolest project cars we've done. Read More...

Project XC60 T6

The new-for-2010 XC60 hunts for a middle ground between the popularity of SUVs and the dynamics of a traditional Volvo wagon, all in a sleek and elegant package. We're not much for sport-utes, so this project series serves as an exercise in bringing out the XC60's more car-like qualities. Read More...

Project 850 T-5R Wagon

Now that the 850 is one of the best performance bargains on the market, we pick up an aging-but-solid T-5R wagon in order to show just how far the 850 aftermarket has come since our first Project 854R. Read More...

Project C30 V2.0

The C30 is an all-new venture - the first hot hatch Volvo's ever sold in the USA. With capable chassis and turbo engine, it's definitely noticed by teh compact market. It's the perfect subject for a clean Euro build. Read More...

Project XC90

The XC90 may be one of the best family cars on the market. We set about improving the "family" factor while dialing up the "sport" factor. Read More...

Project V70R

The V70R is a bit of a hybrid. Part sportscar and part family truckster, it covers a lot of bases. Modifications and upgrades need to be just as flexible. Read More...

Project S60R

Volvo has returned to the R car performance game with the new S60R. In its latest form, the R is more capable than ever. Read More...

Project 245

Perhaps the quintessential Volvo is the 240 stationwagon. To even those not so familiar with the Swedish brand, the 245 is immediately identifiable as a Volvo. Read More...

Project 854 R

The 850 has become one of the best performance bargains in the used car realm. Of those that are available, the 850 R is the king of the hill with hotter engine programming, 17-inch wheels and plenty of other equipment. We take a look at upgrades for the 850 and specifically the 850 R sedan. Read More...