My Top Speed is....i don't know exactly. My speedo only goes to 140mph. I was pushing the needle past that in 5th with about 1700 rpm's left before the rev limiter kicks in. I would guess somewhere around 150mph I also have my governor removed. <P>
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by V70T-5:<BR><B>what's your top speed? Anyone know the top speed of a 5-speed 1998 V70 T-5?<P>-Alex</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That car, in that model year, will go up to 139mph. Current T5s go up to 135mph. There were no governors up to (and including) 1997 models. An 850 Turbo could go up to 155mph where drag would finally stop you from accelerating even further. I drove a 1999 S80 T6, when I was in Sweden for its intro, to 152mph (245km/h) while on the test track, about 38km outside of Gothenburg! It was really neat but not as axhilarating as when I had my cousin's 1999 V40T4M, in Greece, last year at slightly over 150mph...that I felt more because I was on the highway. The S80T6 was on the track, no traffic and the embankments were cancelling out much of the forces, therefore it was not as much fun!<P>Yannis<P><P>
found something. The 1998 V70R (manual, it's a european site) can do 152 mph. here is the site:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.4x4mag.co.uk/marfeatures/magtestvolvo.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.4x4mag.co.uk/marfeatures/magtestvolvo.html</A> <P>as for the T-5, probably the same in europe.<BR>-Alex
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> That car, in that model year, will go up to 139mph. There were no governors up to (and including) 1997 models. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yannis, I know you work at the dealer, but I'm almost 100% sure about the fact the 98 model still had the top speed of 155mph. At least that's what I found out when I was shopping for my car then. And that was the spec provided by many magazines and an engineer who works at Volvo.<P>Maybe you want to check w/ the spec again. I think 99 is the MY they limited it down to 135.<BR>
According to the Car and Driver 1999 Ultimate Comparisons issue, the '99 S70 GLT has a top speed of 144mph with the 4spd automatic. Also mentions that the GLT takes 31.0 secs to reach 120mph.<P>So, based on the Car andDriver info, I would expect the T5 models to post a higher top speed. The article does not mention governors.<P><BR><P>
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Here we go... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>1998 V70 T5 in Denmark.<P>162 mph (260km/h)</B><P>1998 S70 T5 in Sweden.<P><B>155 mph (248km/h)</B><P>2000 C70 T5 in Texas, USA.<P><B>132 mph (211km/h)</B><BR>-Drew <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah..I took my C70 to the limit last time when I was on the way to Toronto. Got up above the speedometer....the needle stopped at 140 mph, which is as far as the speedometer can show. But I just passed 4500 rpm, and still had a lot room to go.<P>Another time I was doing 120 at first, then a new 330 coupe was trying to follow me....about 130 something the 330 didn't seem to be able to go any faster...and I was gradually pulling away from him without much effort.<P>All these were done when I only had IPD ecu and catback.<BR>
I hit 136MPH, atleast thats what it showed on the speedo... But I know since I changed my rims n tyres the reading is not accurate - So top speed is actualy somewhere near 140MPH. There seemed to be a governor is limiter of somekind at that point. Car was only at 4,000 RPM. S70 GLT SE with no engine mods except K&N drop-in.<P>Heh, auto-tranny shifted into 4th at 98MPH!