Thursday, April 28, 2011

Volvo C30 Polstar Performance Concept (Behind the Scenes)

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Awesome video describing how cool the Volvo C30 Polestar is, enjoy!

Volvo C30 Polster Review by Autocar

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Road going concept of Volvo C30 Racing Touring Car. 400hp, four wheel drive, and a Volvo badge.

Top Gear Volvo C30 vs impreza vs focus Drag Race

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Thank you top gear for racing this amazing Volvo C30.

Volvo C30 Review by Fifth Gear

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Is Volvo better than BMW?

Simple question, is Volvo better than Bmw? With proper research, I have come to find out that equal cars have their problems and cost about the same. However, if you owned a BMW please shout, and state your opinion by commenting down below. One of my best cousins has had the luxury of owning an M3 and he still struggles with its minor breakdowns and costly labor. From personal experience I owned two Volvo S40s and the first one I was lucky with, the second not so much.

Volvo Super Wagon (AKA Volvette)

Super Amazing Video of Volvette Review. Awesome Work guys! video link
Thanks to Dug Strickler, and his productions.

Volvo Wagon Does 190mph

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Amazing volvo does 190mph. Powered by a Corvette engine coupled with twin turbo. Should be able to outrun a yamaha R1...Right?

Grynch My Volvo Music Video

Interesting Guy with his Volvo 240 DL

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Limited Edition C30 GT

The Limited Edition C30 GT, based on the C30 R design of 2011 comes with some nice features. Upgrades such as wheels, tires, sports exhaust, and computer management software bring this little Volvo to 280 horsepower. Originally this Volvo GT is based on the Kpax SCAA World Challenge Event. Good news is that Kpax will be only producing 500 Limited edition C30's. It is officailly called the K-Pax Volvo C30 Limited Edition GT. Here is what Swedespeed had to Say about the Volvo. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Volvo to Hire 1,200 Employees

Volvo is announcing that it will hire 1200 employees through the next 12 months. That is 120 hires every month! An outstanding move by Volvo due to increasing fuel effectiveness. Here is what Volvo Say regarding the hiring aspect. 

K & N Drop in Filters For Volvos

Recently among purchasing a K&N Filter for my Volvo s40, I saw a jump in horsepower, and mileage. The filter cost 57 dollars in is a direct drop in filter under the air box. All it takes is five minutes to install and is dramatically better than the stock one. If you have the money, buy one today at either amazon or an auto retailer. It is worth it! The sound from the diverted valve is clear and crisp and if your boost level is higher you will certainly hear the turbo spool. Buy one today, and enjoy the benefits of a nice filter. Plus if driven at slow speeds such as on the highway or on cruise you should achieve +3 miles to the gallon. In the city it drops to +1 mile to the gallon. At 57 or so dollars this is an easy investment for those looking to save money on gas prices.

Whats your take? Questions? Opinions? Comment below!
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Cheap Drifting Alternative

If you are looking for a cheap drifting car but do not have 10,000 in cash, rest assured I have the solution for you. Read my earlier posts about the 242gt and you will quickly learn how powerful a Volvo can be as a drifting car. Usually one can find a Volvo 240 for cheaper than three grand in good condition. Put in some quick tuning, oil changes, trans flush, brakes, and your good to go. The funny story about these 240's is Volvo guaranteed them to last for at least 19 years when they manufactured them. Volvo stated in the ad, "we expect these to run for about 19 years." Awesome little assuring statement. Where can you get reliability with Swedish style? Look into these guys as they are easy to drift, fairly easy to mod because of so much space under the hood, and fun to drive. Enjoy! Pic is from google images.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011-2012 Volvo S60 Safety Features

The new and revamped Volvo S60 joins the fleet of Volvo cars. Although looking stylish, refined, and capable, the S60 can be mistaken for a Lexus or BMW. Thankfully the this Volvo is available with all wheel drive. This ensures you will not spin around a corner or accidently fish tail around a highway ramp. Still hardcore fans of Volvo will not appreciate the swooping lines, and curves associated with this type of Volvo. Instead hardcore Volvo fanatics will go back to boxy squarish old fashioned Volvo's. Personally, that is what I would do. With a price tag of 37,000 US Dollars this Volvo certainly is not cheap. In the following paragraph I will go over some important safety features.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo is unveiling a complete redesign to their C30 platform. This research has been going on for years but now it is finally come to an end. The C30 recharge concept is set to roll out summer or fall of 2011. Firstly, Volvo announced it will have 50 test fleet cars in the beginning. The C30 is powered from a lithium Ion battery pack - typically what you would call a laptop battery. Volvo say a fill up would take around 8 hours or so and should be good for a range of 100 miles. Here is what Volvo Say.....

Friday, April 8, 2011

Volvo S40 2004-2011

Check out this newer model S40. It sports a 2.4 5 cylinder engine commonly associated with the emblem on the back as 2.4i , and the 2.4 turbo model hides itself as a t5. Both are realistic cars which offer all wheel drive taken from the haldex system in Sweden. This system is commonly used in land rovers, and BMW's. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Volvo S40 (Older Model) 1999-2004

The Volvo S40 is by far the most economical of the Volvo to date. If you get the 5 speed automatic transmission, which was available from 2002 and up then you could achieve an astounding 36mpg on the freeway. Install some mods like intake, full cat back exhaust, and chip, and you could get 40mpg on highway. That is incredible. All that from a 1.9 turbo engine. Just incredible. Check out these cool S40 pictures courtesy of Google images. Enjoy!

The Volvo 242 GT

The Volvo 242 GT is is commonly referred to as the worlds best classic Volvo. Its style and rear wheel drive made it a happy drifter in the good old days. This Volvo is no slouch. It had at the time in 1979 140 horsepower mated to a four speed manual. It was rear wheel drive and was very fun to drive. There was a 2.3 engine, 5 cylinder that later became well known for adding turbochargers and increasing torque and horsepower. Simply put, it was an awesome Volvo. Enjoy the Cool and Awesome Pictures of The Volvo 242 GT. Pictures are from Google images, and they are awesome! Thanks Google!