My former racing partner had a thing for Volvo Turbo wagons, and often brought his to track days just to embarrass ham-fisted Porsche drivers. He had a serious jones for the boxy Swedish milf-mobiles, which I could never really understand. Sure, his car was fast, but it was still a Volvo wagon. I guess we don’t always get to choose our particular perversions.
If you share his affliction, live in Germany and have serious coin to blow on a wicked-fast station wagon, Carscoop reports that Heico Sportiv has just your thing. Called the Heico Sportiv Volvo V70 T6 R-Design, the boxy-but-good Swede puts out 325 horsepower from a 3.0 liter, turbocharged inline-six motor. To keep things safe (in the Volvo tradition), the car sends power to all four wheels and sports a lower, stiffer suspension. Zero to 100 kph (62 mph) happens in just under six seconds, and the car is electronically limited to a top speed of 155 miles per hour. That should get the kids to Fußball practice on time.
The downside, and there’s always a downside, is the price. Sure, it’s a limited edition available in any color you want as long as it’s Metallic Sapphire Black, and it has a nifty “special edition” badge on the dash. Sure, it looks cool and will give more than few sport sedans a run for their money, but a price tag of $87,000 is a bit extreme if you ask me. Compared to a stock V70 R-Design wagon, that’s a $50,000 premium to get to 100 kph one second faster. You could build a V70 that’s just as fast for a lot less money, and you’d even get to choose your own color.
The Heico Sportiv V70 isn’t for me, but then again I never was a Volvo Turbo wagon guy. If you want one, get your Euros in line quick, since Heico Sportiv will only build 100 copies.