Haha, oh you'll get flamed for this. Simple answer is no. The new S60 is a boat, has no 4C (r-design doesn't have it at least), no brembo's, and just feels sort of cheap on the inside.IF the S60 R-Design came with a manual transmission would you go rush to buy it?
As much as I love volvo, unless the new P* S60 is good AND cheap enough, I probably will get an M3 or something. Sometimes I wish I didn't get the R, it's been a bit of a headache. It's starting to feel like an old girlfriend. I really need to get a job that doesn't involve driving my R all day....I love my R but it will be my last Volvo unfortunately. Love the XC90, P2R, and the C70 (in black), but I don't love them enough to buy another. I think my next vehicle will be a C or E class AMG once my R is dead... which isn't happening anytime soon
... and pushing aside any R-owners' personal bias, the current S60 T6 (R-design for that matter) is just on a different level when compared to the previous R. It is just a much better car.
750hp! Super snakeNew S60 R Design is a great car, and I'd certainly consider it with a manual, but it still doesn't have the brembos... but for a little more money you can get the Brembos along with a supercharged 662 hp shelby GT500. Think that will be my next car, really sick of trying to get the Volvo to 400 hp, fighting the ECU and crap tunes.