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<B>More Power to Challenge M3! The S60R & V70R</B><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.4car.co.uk/cars/fullsize/0spyvolvo1.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.4car.co.uk/cars/fullsize/0spyvolvo2.jpg"> <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Volvo is testing higher-powered versions of the S60 saloon and V70 estate, designed to take on the BMW M3 and Audi RS4. Likely to be badged S60 R and V70 R, these are the production models inspired by the Volvo S60 Performance Concept Car (PCC) of two years ago. That had an uprated version of the 2.4-liter, five-cylinder turbo engine, producing 300 bhp and around 295 lb.ft of torque, a six-speed gearbox and four-wheel drive, lowered suspension and large multi-spoke alloys with low-profile tyres - and it looks as if these features have made it on to the production S60R.<P>The large front air intake on the S60 R gives some indication as to this car's potential power, as does the fact that the test drivers are wearing full sports harnesses, and that the cabin is reinforced with a full safety rollover cage: "very unusual for Death Valley", comments our photographer.<P>The V70 estate looks as if it has been similarly enhanced, and is pictured here doing powertrain and transmission durability testing in the hot temperatures of the Californian desert.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew
 

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As a side note (what is pictured):<P>The wheels on the S60R are 8 x 18-inch Nebula that are optional on the S60. The wheels on the V70R are 7.5 x 18-inch Tritons that are optional on the C70.<P>The front bumper on the S60R and V70R is totally different from the (PCC) that was shown earlier. The new front bumper almost looks like a match of the new M3, with circular fog lights at the edges.<P>Also, check out the new Bi-Xenon headlights with new clear lenses and visible reflectors!<P><B>PCC Front Bumper</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://1.im.cz/img_novinky/volvoccs3_300.jpg"> <P><B>E46 M3 Front Bumper</B><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.studie.co.jp/stst/m3/photo/m3-top.jpeg"> <P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 08-06-2001).]
 

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Real similarities here too:<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.4car.co.uk/cars/fullsize/0spyvolvo1.jpg"> <BR>M5 e39<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.boston-bmwcca.org/friends/images/bmw-m5-2123-800.jpg"> <P>
 

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Here are two other pics of the same cars at different angles. Notice that the Bi-Xenon lights are on. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.dinside.no/dh_bilde/40291.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.dinside.no/dh_bilde/40292.jpg"> <P>-Drew<BR>
 

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photoshoped pcc. <BR>I'd have to say it does look like it has been modified when I look at the front wheel and fender. But it could be and most likely is the angle of the tire.
 

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The wheels on the S60R look to be altered. I don't think the shadow in between the spokes on the wheels would be that dark and the wheels are more pixelated than the rest of the car.<P>
 

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Looks like the car is as high as a XC.<BR>I hope Volvo changes the innner fenders to fit big wheels.<BR>The 18" wheels with a lowered bodey give trouble already.
 

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Do you guys really think they'll change the car that drastically from the concept car?<BR>I am pretty sure that they'll alter the wheels to be 18's, but if they're aiming at the M3, they'll keep the hp and torque, have some badass 4th gen "R" Seats and have a great ride, especially if the 4-C makes it to the production car. I can see the front grill looking M5-ish, and there being no silver aero kit, but hey, that's why we love the aftermarket. Within weeks, somebody will have an R that looks exactly like the show car.<BR>Hope i'm right, but if not, DAMN!!!!!<BR>David
 
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