Okay, so what's the market potential for an expanded R range. I was talking to a Volvo-connected friend of mine today who said Volvo wants to do more R models, specifically R awd models including coupes.<P>With Ford money backing them now, it would seem Volvo will try to fully capitalize on the brand, not to mention they'll probably be pitted against the German big 3 luxo lines like Audi, Mercedes and BMW. All three of these have whole lines of S, M and AMG cars. Can it only be a matter of time before there is a whole range of R models rather than just one? We've alreay seen the T range expanded across the board. Perhaps now it's time for R.<P>Personally, I'd love to see a V70 R awd with spaceball, or an S80 R awd with spaceball. That'd compete directly eith the M5 and S6. It's a nice car, just way too conservative for that type of buyer. With the R range, it'd be easier to have a more intense model that breaks the more conservative mould, and that can be excused because it's the sport model. Maybe I'm just rambling because it's late, or I've been looking over too many pictures of Essen. We sent a camera over with some attendees, and they came back with plenty of VW and Audi shots but forgot about our Volvo request <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif">. Still, I keep looking at quattro GmbH, M Technik and AMG and just keep wondering if they could do something like that with Volvo? Then again, would such efforts go into Jaguar first or also? Hmmmm.