First Videos of Heico Sportiv's Volvo V40 T5 HPC with 345-Horses, Should They Build It?

The hot hatch segment has come a very, very long way since Volkswagen wrote the first page in the segment with the original Golf GTI powered by a 108hp (110PS) 1.6-liter engine in the summer of 1976. Nowadays, we’re seeing hatches with close to 50 percent more power than a Ferrari 308 GT4 from the mid-1970s… Volvo has tried to venture in the category with a number of proposals over the years, but it never really hit the mark, something that Heico Sportiv is aiming to achieve with its latest concept that may very well enter production. Heico Sportiv, a Volvo-approved tuner and supplier of sports and performance accessories, created the V40 T5 HPC (High Performance Concept), combining the all-wheel drive chassis of the V40 Crossover with a modified version of the Swedish automaker’s 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five that puts out as much as 345hp (350PS). The car is still in the development phase, but you can catch a glimpse of it in the two videos below the jump.