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Irvine, CA -- Visitors to the annual Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) convention in Las Vegas noticed a distinct dash of testosterone has been applied to the milder of Volvo's model offerings, the V40 wagon.<P>Volvo specialist ipd (International Product Development, Portland Oregon) modified the entry-level hauler adding a wolfish look to its normally mild appearance. 18" road wheels and low profile tires; modified and lowered suspension; ventilated large diameter disc brakes and special paint give the V40 a street-savvy urban cruiser look that's at odds with this model's traditional appeal.<P>Read More About it and find pictures in our Features Section.
 

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I really wish they had gotten something else than Total Soft Wheels, maybe it's cheaper that way. It would be even better if they had painted the side molding.<P>Hehehehe...I cannot believe someone out there actually thought his shopping cart spoiler with 20 lbs viynl is more attractive than this V40.
 

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We're off to a good start - now all we need is the T4 version in the US so they can build a real V40R for next year's show.<P>That's got to be the most tasteful exhibit I've ever seen out of SEMA...<P>
 

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I agree, that V40 is so nice looking. It is understated and mean looking at the same time. If the rumors about Volvo using the I5 in the next generation 40/50 series are true, imagine the tuning potential! Those things will be scary fast!<P>-Drew
 

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Now imagine a C40, as it sounds like they may build one. I'll take mine in a drop top please.....T-5 spaceball.<P>
 

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As always, Volvo is years behind and overspent on their projects as well as still not quite up to par - but hey, that's why the Focus is taking the spotlight because Volvo can't.
 

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Besides the V40 being an older platform, so perhaps behind some competitors there, how do you see that? I don't see your reasoning.<P>This is a styling and performance excercise, and I think it pretty cool.
 
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