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!quote:
Originally posted by V70T-5:
what's your top speed? Anyone know the top speed of a 5-speed 1998 V70 T-5?
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.quote:
Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:
That car, in that model year, will go up to 139mph. There were no governors up to (and including) 1997 models.
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.quote:
Originally posted by InDy:
Here we go...
1998 V70 T5 in Denmark.
162 mph (260km/h)
1998 S70 T5 in Sweden.
155 mph (248km/h)
2000 C70 T5 in Texas, USA.
132 mph (211km/h)