<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.