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Hello<BR> I am currently car shopping for a volvo or a bimmer. I know that they have great handling, so I am mainly concerned about performance. I want to know what the quickest volvo is. I can't tell. The s80 (t6) does have a twin turbo 2.9 engine, but it weighs almost as much as a tank <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif">. The c70 is a 2-door with a 240 hp turbo (high pressure), however it weighs 500-600 pounds less. The s60 is 250 hp, but weighs more than the c70.<BR>Can anyone help me, which is quicker?<BR>I am also interested in the future s60R's specs.<P>BTW, why the hell did Volvo decide to make these cars front-wheel drive???<P> Thank You<P><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Armo_Guy:<BR><B>Hello<BR> I am currently car shopping for a volvo or a bimmer. I know that they have great handling, so I am mainly concerned about performance. I want to know what the quickest volvo is. I can't tell. The s80 (t6) does have a twin turbo 2.9 engine, but it weighs almost as much as a tank <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif">. The c70 is a 2-door with a 240 hp turbo (high pressure), however it weighs 500-600 pounds less. The s60 is 250 hp, but weighs more than the c70.<BR>Can anyone help me, which is quicker?<BR>I am also interested in the future s60R's specs.<P>BTW, why the hell did Volvo decide to make these cars front-wheel drive???<P> Thank You<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>So....are you lookingjust for the quickest Volvo or the quickest Volvo model that best suits your needs? Any Volvo model (turbo) can also be "enhanced" for about $1,500 more and get it close or on about 300 HP.<P>IMO, the quickest stock Volvo right now is the 2002 S60 T5 with the manual transmission. Plus, it is the best handling; I know that Kai won't like that but... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Armo_Guy:<BR><B>How much faster is it than an AT Twin turbo s80? Is it AWD or just FF?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>What...the S60 T5 manual? If you shift right, by the time you are in 3rd gear you should be ahead of the T6. By how much? Don't know but I would guess that the 0-60 time should favor the S60 T5 by .2 sec to half a second.<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Good, .2 seconds isnt much.<BR>I have another question, is the c70 ht coupe quicker than the s80 t6?<P><BR> Thnx<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> <BR>Plus, it is the best handling; I know that Kai won't like that but... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> I have no problem with that. None of the Pre-60 series is good handling car anyway.....as long as I make sure mommy in their new S60R won't be able to pass me, that's good enough for me. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR>
 
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