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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/special_cars/fictional/large/02.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Okay, back when I created this image, building something like this was an idea that didn't look too likely. So here's my thought. Volvo has now crash tested and paid for emissions for the V70R (a 6speed manual with the nicely tuned high pressure motor.<p>Ever wonder why they can afford to sell such a niche vehicle as the V70 AWD. It's because it's basically the same thing as the XC with different cladding, taller suspension and interior changes.<p>So, building an XCR would cost not a whole lot from the production end. Think about it. Put different cladding on the V70R, paint the current XC bodywork to match the car, put an XCR badge on it, fit bigger wheels and tires and you're basically there.<p>I'd go one further and make use of the new air suspension that VW is sourcing for the Phaeton, Touareg and new Audi A8. You could even use the same dash switch, just change the settings to make sport a low slung ride height, and have a medium and high ride height on top of it.<p>Come on Volvo. It's a no brainer, and it'd probably give the Audi allroad a major run for its money, not to mention the high end X5 and the AMG M-Class.
 

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That would rock!<p>As far as I can tell, the more Volvos the better! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Not that anybody is going to bastardize thier V70R, but it'd be interesting to see how hard it'd be to convert one over. Figure bumpers, body kit, center console segment with aluminum handle and the badge. The only tough part would be modifying or installing the XC suspension...especially with the adjustable one it has on it.
 

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If I get the V70R, I might be up for this. Any sort of sponsorship avaliable? Would be kinda need to see this sort of a conversion done. A high-performance XC would definetely make the AllRoad a run for their money.<p>Why doesn't Swedespeed do this as a project car?<p>Ron
 

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Actually, my plan is to buy an XC within the next year and do play with it. The pic is sort of where I'd go with an XC when I get one. I'm just waiting for them to take a depreciation hit. <p>The V70R is a bit pricey for our budget at this time. That's not to say it couldn't happen though. We'll see who I could get to help sponsor such a thing. It'd make nice eye candy for Volvo at SEMA though. I know they did a V40 with IPD last year and....who knows what'll happen next year?
 

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I was thinking, it'd also need the XC's front fenders with the stamped holes for the sidemarkers. There's actually part of the sheet metal that is bent back on those to hold the turnsignal in place, so it's not just a matter of drilling holes (though that might work also).
 
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