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Supercharged Volvo?


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With Strong Global Appeal and Vibrant US Sales, Volvo Continues to Boost its V70 Wagon's Performance Image with Frankfurt Debut of Striking High Performance Concept Model.


Frankfurt, Germany - September 18, 2001 - Unveiled before the world's automotive press is Volvo's newest concept model, a three-hundred horsepower all-wheel drive V70 wagon that features a continuously controlled adjustable chassis and an enviable menu of high-performance features from the industry's safety leader.


The Performance Concept Car 2 is decidedly not just for trips to the local grocery store. The computer controlled chassis monitors suspension every alternate millisecond, measuring precise wheel position and road grip. The system then adjusts suspension damping for each wheel.


"This is our second high-performance vehicle study - built around real-world technologies and current production models. The original PCC S60 introduced at the last Paris show and now the PCC V70 wagon's Frankfurt debut suggest that Volvo knows how to integrate safety, performance and style," said Peter Horbury, Chief Designer, Volvo Car Corporation.


In keeping with its "Volvo for Life" brand positioning, the PCC2 wagon certainly makes life in the fast lane more interesting, offering a five-cylinder engine pumping 300 horsepower and an astounding 295 lb. Feet of torque. A six-speed, manual transmission is used and designed by Volvo engineering for this particular application. "We interpret 'Volvo for Life' as meaning the design of cars that protect life, offer a long service life and provide a lifetime of fun for the driver...the PCC2 V70 certainly delivers all of these," added Horbury.


Dressed in stylish Volvo Laser Blue, the V70 shown at Frankfurt isn't likely to be seen on American roadways anytime soon. But, it does offer a fascinating glimpse into Volvo's design and production future. "Our state-of-the-art AWD technology combined with Volvo's popular wagon design suggests a new direction for performance-oriented vehicles. A continuously updated suspension makes for better road handling at all times. This is clearly an everyday benefit and is more likely to pass to our full line models than perhaps the PCC2's abundant engine. But, you never know," says Roger Ormisher, VP, Public Affairs, Volvo Cars North America, LLC.


Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Goteborg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The 2001 Volvo automobile line includes the flagship S80 luxury sedan, versatile V70 wagon and rugged Cross Country, C70 coupe and convertible, the sporty S60 sedan and compact S40 and V40 models.



Roger Ormisher


V70 (2007), Safety, Concepts
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