2015 S60 GT6 Platinum R-Design
Hypnos is the Greek god of sleep and we all love our sleeper Volvos. Mine is a white four door Volvo sedan that also happens to be one of the monstrous cars you could ever get from a Volvo dealer.
One Saturday I was sipping my morning coffee and browsing AutoTempest, much like I'm sure a lot of you fellow addicts do, when I saw something funky on the grille of this S60. It said "KPAX". Now I'm not nearly as familiar with the P3 platform so I sent my buddy some of the listing's pictures. He was ecstatic, pointing out the wheels, the big brakes, the exhaust and explaining that this wasn't just a modded enthusiast's car, this was a whole package. So I did some digging and sure enough this KPAX thing is something else.
Hypnos didn't just have the "GT6" package, it also has the giant Brembos and slotted rotors. This kit was only available at a limited selection of Volvo dealers and there just aren't very many of them out there.
So I leapt at the chance. I drove from Ventura (North of LA) to Marin (North of SF) that very day and bought Hypnos the next morning. Hypnos is a very well optioned S60 T6. It's a Platinum R-Design and while it does have the Climate package, parking sensors, a rear camera, and BLIS it does not have the Technology package. The BORLA exhaust is a little much, but it's too cool to hate. Initially my very vanilla self was interested in getting some OEM Volvo wheels, but these unique BBS are growing on me.
So far I've had a nightmarish experience with Safelite getting the windshield replaced and an equally frustrating appointment with Volvo for some minor recalls, but those are stories for another day. Hypnos is a magnificent car and an absolute dream to drive.