I've always been a fan of that particular car. Nice sleeper. It was black and the guy was driving into Michigan with Illinois plates. As I got on the highway he was going about 80mph. I thought "cool". I closed in on him and followed him for a while. When the highway opened up with no traffic, I power passed him. I dropped back into the right lane and eventually he passed me again. I got behind him and he had a car in front of him. I figured when that car switched lanes to let him pass, he'd punch it. And so he hid. With me right behind him and closing in with the certainty of a Jagauar closing in on it's prey in the jungle. "RRRRRRRR". Many people don't see the jaguar s type r and seem very suprised when I take them, and take them very quickly at that. Many v8 and v6 models on the road and very few supercharged s type r's. The Volvo was no slouch. It would have easily taken a 300c or a Charger RT as I often catch up to those and pass them much quicker than I did him. Anyways. I just love cars. That Volvo S60 R is indeed a very nice vehicle. I don't know if you guys have ever seen the inside of one. But the leather is in nicer than what I have in my jaguar. And when I say the jaguar s type r is rare..... well the Volvo S60 R is about that rare also. I'm sure he has fun in it and hands unsuspecting drivers their azz on a daily basis, as do I. I'm a huge fan of stealthy sleepers. I love all performance cars. But I'm in love with those sleepers. Few people know what a Volvo S60 R is. When people see my jaguar, they just like the way it looks. But even 99% of them have no idea what the "R" stands for. When I run on people they are very suprised. Usually in disbelief if they have a very fast car. They'll run against me a few more times to make sure it wasn't a fluke. They just thought Jaguars were luxury cruisers and nothing to do with high end performance. Cheers to both Volvo and Jaguar for making the "R" really stand for something special where as for many automakers it is only cosmetic. And you know what's crazy? Ford owns Jaguar and Volvo. These are vehicles that were developed and released under Fords ownership. :shock:
Click on image for full size. Volvo S60 R
2004-2005 Volvo S60 R / V70 R
The specs below are stock specs. It would take a few mere upgrades to dramatically improve the horsepower and 1/4mi times. Even just a good exhaust setup. But stock........ you can't even hear this car. Such a sleeper.
Volvo's most exciting car to date, featuring a 300 hp 2.5L turbocharged engine, all-wheel-drive, variable shocks and suspension, and award-winning exterior styling to boot. Available in S60 sedan form and V70 wagon form.
Base price : $36,875
Engine : 5 cylinder, turbocharged, DOHC, front engine AWD
Displacement : 2,521 cc
Valve : 20 valves, 4 valves per cylinder
Transmission : 6-spd manual, 5-spd automanual
Fuel economy : city - 18 mpg
highway - 25 mpg
Suspension : F - Independent MacPherson strut
R - Independent multilink
Brakes : F - Vented discs
R - Vented discs
Horsepower : 300 hp @ 5500 rpm(manual), 300 hp @ 6000 rpm(auto)
Torque : 295 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm(manual), 258 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm(auto)
Redline : 6800 rpm
Top speed : 148 mph(electronically limited)
0-60 mph : 5.4 sec.(manual), 6.0 sec.(auto)
0-¼ mile : 14.0 sec @ 101.0 mph
60-0 braking distance : 118 ft
200 ft skidpad : 0.88 g
Curb Weight : 3571 lbs(sedan), 3757 lbs(wagon)
Overall length : 180.2 in.
Wheelbase : 106.9 in.
Overall Width : 71.0 in.
Height : 56.2 in.(sedan), 57.7 in.(wagon) :shock: