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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/motorsport/news/12_01/12_04_01/s60_etcc.jpg"> <P>As Prodrive and Volvo continue to develope the S60 ETCC racecar, some new snags have arisen. Check out more info and find a picture of the car on our main page or in our motorsport section.<p>[This message has been edited by [email protected] (edited 12-04-2001).]
 

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Hmm..interesting, so they decided to use those older style BBS wheels on this car? Well..maybe old for street trend, but I know many race cars out there still use that style of wheels.<P>I'm surprised that the rear spoiler is smaller than the 'race inspired' S40 we have here in the States. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> j/k j/k.......
 

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This car looks a lot more like it was set up for the BTCC rules (less race prepped) than the more modified format/rules that ETC has now adopted. This is a prototype car also, so it'll probably look different when the season starts.
 

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Wow, that's awesome. I'd read somewhere about the S60 spec series in Sweden, but this is much more bigtime. Volvo needs to be in more motorsport, and this series could maybe be that. I remember the good ole days of BTCC when Volvo ran the stationwagons. How cool was that? I think Rydell drove them too.<P>Anyway, I always thought the Touring Car setup would do well here in the US, though the defunct NATCC never quite worked out. The format though rocks, because anyone who builds a sedan could technically run an entrant.<P>Remember Audi getting banned with AWD. In the beginning, the BTCC was open to any drive style (bimmers were rwd) and 4, 5 or 6 cyl as long as it was 2.0 liters. That flexibility rocked, and I wonder if Volvo would run the new Haldex system (or a variant) if AWD were allowed?<P>Volvo should join F1 or go to LeMans if they don't do this.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Evolvo:<BR><B><P>Volvo should join F1 or go to LeMans if they don't do this.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Jaguar/Ford is doing it now. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P><P>
 

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Right, Jaguar is in F1 and there are rumors of Aston Martin going to GT racing, so I doubt Volvo would compete there.<P>Typically, forget where I heard this, Volvo only wants to race series that won't hurt its safety image, such as the blow to Mercedes several years ago when the CLK GTR did a flip, and then did one again the next day. That killed MB's campaign, and I don't think Volvo wants that.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>Typically, forget where I heard this, Volvo only wants to race series that won't hurt its safety image, such as the blow to Mercedes several years ago when the CLK GTR did a flip, and then did one again the next day. That killed MB's campaign, and I don't think Volvo wants that.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I now the CLK and TT have the great image of true sprot cars that can really fly. <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B> I now the CLK and TT have the great image of true sprot cars that can really fly. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>That's why the CLK GTR quit Le Mans and newer TT has standard rear spoiler.<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ben from Canada:<BR><B> That's why the CLK GTR quit Le Mans and newer TT has standard rear spoiler.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I think what they need are those "I believe I can fly" spoilers. I see few volvo owners are already doing jobs on that. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> So, they pretty much take care of that issue.
 

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You mean this one? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.trd3000gt-revscene.cityslide.com/i/4/48/488/4887/48871/488714/s016.jpg"> <P>I believe I can fly......<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ben from Canada:<BR><B>You mean this one? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.trd3000gt-revscene.cityslide.com/i/4/48/488/4887/48871/488714/s016.jpg"> <P>I believe I can fly......<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>D'OH!! Err...hehee...sorry, I didn't know you have one, too.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B> D'OH!! Err...hehee...sorry, I didn't know you have one, too.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>That thing costs CAD$400 and it's very usual when you go picnic. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"> Anyway, I don't have the spoiler, I just took pictures of it when I stopped at the speedshop. From what I know, the spoiler belongs to an Accord.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>Hmm..interesting, so they decided to use those older style BBS wheels on this car? Well..maybe old for street trend, but I know many race cars out there still use that style of wheels.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Cool! Those look just like the wheels I recently bought for my 240!<P>
 
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