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Volvo Says S60R is a Performance Car With Intelligence

July 18, 2002

Volvo says its new S60R brings high-tech, horsepower and safety into a complete performance sedan. The production version of the PCC, the Volvo S60R features an adaptive active chassis, a 300-horsepower engine, Servotronic Steering, Brembo brakes, and a Haldex electronically controlled all-wheel-drive. Volvo says there are three active chassis settings: Comfort, Sport and Advanced Sport. According to the company, Comfort provides a luxurious ride without compromising the S60R's outstanding control over any road surface. Sport, the default suspension setting for the S60R, provides optimum performance during normal but sporty driving. Advanced Sport transforms the Volvo S60R into an uncompromising sports sedan, prioritizing maximum driving pleasure, according to Volvo. Four-C Technology
The Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept, called Four-C, employs seven electronic sensors to collect data on the movement of the car, adjusting shock valve damping based on driving style and road conditions. 300 hp and 295 ft/lbs of torque Under the hood of the Volvo S60R is a turbocharged 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder engine, which provides 300 hp and 295 ft/lbs of torque at 2,100 rpm, propelling the car to 155 mph (electronically limited). Two transmissions will be offered: an all-new compact 6-speed manual gearbox, developed by Volvo Cars, and a 5-speed Geartonic semiautomatic, which allows full automatic or manual gear selection. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and Volvo's Dynamic Stability Control System (DSTC) are all standard on the S60R. Volvo claims the S60R represents the next level of active and passive safety in a performance vehicle. The Volvo S60R will debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 26, 2002. A wagon version, the Volvo V70R based on the same technology, will be unveiled at the same time. Scheduled to start production in early 2003, the S60R will be built at Volvo's factory in Ghent, Belgium. The V70R will be built at the Torslanda plant in Sweden. Both models will be limited production.
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