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According to Volvo - here are the changes to the 07 R's -<p>"Model Overview: 2007 Volvo S60 R<br>Volvo puts a fresh face on performance for 2007 with subtle changes to its state-of-the-art dynamic S60 R sport sedan. The redesigned front grille and bumper have been crafted to slip through the wind via improved aerodynamics. Likewise, the optional Sport Body Package includes a newly modified color-keyed front spoiler along with lower body side sills and rear spoiler. New side mirrors with integrated turn signals add a touch of luxury along with increased practicality by flashing three times with a single press of the steering wheel stalk.<p>What's new: 2007 Volvo S60 R<br>• New front grille and bumper design<br>• New outside mirrors with integrated turn signals (automatically flash three times with light pressure on the turn signal stalk)<br>• Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)<br>• Standard grocery bag holder, sunglass holder and compass in rearview mirror<br>• Further simplified package and option structure<br>• Puddle lights are deleted"<p><br>Now - the V70R:<p>"What's new: 2007 Volvo V70 R<p>• New outside mirrors with integrated turn signals (automatically flash three times with light pressure on the turn signal stalk)<br>• Standard 12 volt outlet in cargo area, power child locks, grocery bag holder, sunglass holder and compass in rearview mirror<br>• Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)<br>• Further simplified package and option structure<br>• Puddle lights are deleted"<p>Is it just me - or do we all want to see what the front end looks like on the S60R? Of course it happens that NOW they do a revised body kit wiath a new front spoiler - perhaps one that does not drag or scrape of get pulled off? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Figures...never do a fix for now, just the new ones. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>PICS!?!?!?!?!?!<p><br>
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (parkstephen)

Seems odd to change the front end of a car that is in its last year of production.
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (Kaizai)

According to Volvo "the redesigned front grille and bumper have been crafted to slip through the wind via improved aerodynamics. Likewise, the optional Sport Body Package includes a newly modified color-keyed front spoiler along with lower body side sills and rear spoiler."<p>All the pics on the site appear to be carryovers from '06 (and earlier).<p>But, really, TPIWWP. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">According to Volvo "the redesigned front grille and bumper have been crafted to slip through the wind via improved aerodynamics. Likewise, the optional Sport Body Package includes a newly modified color-keyed front spoiler along with <B>lower</B> body side sills and rear spoiler."</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">According to Volvo "the redesigned front grille and bumper have been crafted to slip through the wind via improved aerodynamics. Likewise, the optional Sport Body Package includes a newly modified color-keyed front spoiler along with lower body side sills and rear spoiler."<p>All the pics on the site appear to be carryovers from '06 (and earlier).<p>But, really, TPIWWP. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I don't think the R will change. THAT is for standard S60s
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (JRL)

The info I have is that the aforementioned changes are for ALL variants of the S60, R included. Whether or not that actually ends up being true is a wait-and-see game, in my opinion.
 

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If the R front end is the same as a regular S60, what's the point and exclusivity?<br>I will bet it's the same as we have now
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (JRL)

I think the pic above is the 08. I found this on a European website doing searches. I think it's the 08.<p>At this link: <A HREF="http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/volvo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/volvo</A>/<p><A HREF="http://is.rely.net/2-2879-20249-l-giInf0l7GkJqpeL048d8g.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://is.rely.net/2-2879-20249-t-giInf0l7GkJqpeL048d8g.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If the R front end is the same as a regular S60, what's the point and exclusivity?<br>I will bet it's the same as we have now</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ummmmm --- maybe they're running out of S60R bumpers and still have a warehouse full of V70R bumpers? (Is the "Classic Edition" far away?)<p><IMG SRC="http://www.jon-erik.se/240/240c0001_3.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (parkstephen)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>parkstephen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think the pic above is the 08. I found this on a European website doing searches. I think it's the 08.<p>At this link: <A HREF="http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/volvo" TARGET="_blank">http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/volvo</A>/<p><A HREF="http://is.rely.net/2-2879-20249-l-giInf0l7GkJqpeL048d8g.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://is.rely.net/2-2879-20249-t-giInf0l7GkJqpeL048d8g.jpg" BORDER="0"></A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>S80 V8 AWD.<p>The '07 S60R front is identical to the current R's.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>legbend</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd like to see the changes to the sport body kit. If they replaced the "flaps" for an actual 1-piece spoiler...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, and if the replaced the stock IC for a real front mount. <p>If, if, if. Aint gonna happen. <p>Good idea, though! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (Kaizai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kaizai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Seems odd to change the front end of a car that is in its last year of production.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>perhaps they're trying to make it more attractive & appealing in order to try and maintain their yearly sales figures / finish their inventories? because i think cars like the R are actually enthusiasts' cars and once the word is out that it's going to change next year, most people might choose to wait for the new 2008 model instead of buying the 2007 R.<p>in turkey, volkswagen did a very similar thing between Golf III and Golf IV. they had an excess number of Golf IIIs in their inventories which couldn't sell, and the Golf IV was shortly on its way into the market. what they did was a little make up on the Golf IIIs with some cosmetics (with changed front and tail lights, gti wheels and bumpers and etc). at a bargain price with all the cosmetic upgrades, many people chose to buy it rather than wait for the Golf IV for just another few months. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>of course the real investment for VW was the engine. with Golf IV they introduced the 1.6 liter 16v and the 1.8i 20v an the 1.8T 20v so the cosmetic make ups were to increase the level of appeal for the older model with the old crappy 1.6i 8v and the 2.0i 16v. so for them it was worth the trouble in order to get rid of those old inventories. <p>i guess it's more than likely that the 2008 R will be a lot different than the current models especially in the performance department?<br>anyone have any idea?
 

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Re: Changes for 2007 R's - S60R bigger than V70 (Johann)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The '07 S60R front is identical to the current R's.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 
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