Heico Sportiv has been putting together more stylish and powerful Volvos for over a decade. Now, the tuning firm has once again joined forces with Volvo to create a special edition version of the V60 T6 estate for the German market. It goes on sale this summer with a hefty €70,193 [about US$87,000] price tag in a limited run of just 100 copies, all in a metallic sapphire black shade.
This V70 T6 AWD R-Design is motivated by the firm's 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 upgraded with a recalibrated ECU and a sport exhaust system that cranks out 325HP and a maximum torque of 460 Nm / 339 lb-ft, a jump of 21HP and 20Nm over stock. The engine is matched to a six-gear automatic gearbox with geartronic function.
Volvo says the estate accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 5.9 seconds [standard model: 6.9 seconds], and reached an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155mph). Average fuel consumption is 10.6 lt / 100 km, equal to 22.2 mpg US.
Heico Sportiv also treated the V70 T6 AWD with a sport suspension that lowers the estate's ride height by 30mm or 1.2 inches, and big 19-inch alloy wheels complete with 245/35 R19 Pirelli tires. The car also comes with an extra set of original Volvo R-Design 18-inch wheels with Pirelli winter tires.
Aside from the standard R-Design package that includes color-coded door sills and bumpers, roof spoiler, mirror casings in a matt chrome finish and chrome applications for the fog-lamp surrounds, the special edition V70 also gets chrome exhaust tips and a special trunk emblem.
The R-Design package's interior fittings include, among others, sport leather upholstery in anthracite with inlaid quartz-beige contours, R-Design aluminum inlays, multifunctional leather sport steering wheel, sport pedals and blue-background instruments. In addition, Heico Sportiv added aluminum door pins and a special edition plaque for the dashboard.