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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/09_01/frankfurt_01/pcc_pr/01.jpg"> <P>At the Paris Motor Show 2000, a bolt of blue lightning struck from the Volvo Cars stand. Now it’s striking again at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2001. The Volvo Performance Concept Car II shows that a future high-performance car from Volvo could very well be an estate car. <BR> <BR>Just like the first Volvo Performance Concept Car, a refined Volvo S60, its successor is equipped with one of the world’s most advanced continuously adjustable chassis, electronically controlled four-wheel drive and a 300-bhp powerplant. <BR> <BR>What is unique about the Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept, so called FOUR-C, is its ability to collect huge amounts of information about the way in which the car moves and to respond instantly by adjusting the damper characteristics to suit. <BR> <BR>Every alternate millisecond,that is to say 500-times per second, the system’s microprocessor monitors the precise position of each wheel, assessing its degree of grip and so on, and alters the damping characteristics of each individual wheel accordingly.<P>Same Taste, Different Shape <BR> <BR>Under the hood of the Laser Blue car is a potent version of the Volvo 5-cylinder 2435 cc engine, producing 300 bhp and no less than 400 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed compact fourshaft manual gearbox developed in-house. <BR> <BR>“Last year, we wanted to provide a taste of what a future high-performance saloon car might look like. Now we’re exploring the future in a different direction, this time with the Volvo V70 estate car,” says Peter Horbury,head of design at Volvo Cars. <BR> <BR>“Both models have a discreet yet powerful racing aura that communicates refined sportiness. We demonstrated back in 1994 that a family car could more than hold its own against the fiercest of competition, when we entered the British Touring Car Championship with a Volvo 850 estate car,” adds Peter Horbury. <BR> <BR>[SOURCE: Volvo Cars]<p>[This message has been edited by [email protected] (edited 09-03-2001).]
 

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That wagon does look really sweet! I like the way that the lower body looks on the PCC2, better than the PCC1. This body kit looks more integrated. It looks like it is really close to production trim, with exception to the front spoiler extension and wheels.<P>-Drew
 

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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/cool.gif"> Cool, I will surly get one (or two!) of those willd bests.
 

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Dang it! When is it going to be out?!?!?! Argghhh...can't wait~~!<P>But I still think they should lose the silver trim at the bottom, though.
 
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