Tuners Heico Sportiv unveils S60 T6 Black Sapphire special edition

Heico Sportiv, the performance tuning company, has unveiled a special edition 325bhp version of Volvo’s new S60 T6 called the Black Sapphire.

It has an upgraded six-cylinder turbo petrol engine offering a 25bhp improvement and increased torque from 324lb ft to 339lb ft.

See pics of the Volvo S60 T6 Black Sapphire

The power increase comes from an additional engine control unit and a revised engine management system.

This allows the Black Sapphire to sprint from 0-62mph in 5.8 seconds and go on to a limited top speed of 155mph.

The engine is mated to Volvo’s Geartronic transmission and Volvo claims average fuel consumption of 27.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 239g/km.

To cope with the extra power, new sports springs have been fitted, which lower the car’s ride height by 30mm.

Exterior changes include 19in Diamond cut alloys and a two-part front spoiler and rear diffuser bumper made of superlight plastic and carbon fibre.

Inside, there are aluminium-trimmed gearknob and pedals and a limited edition plate engraved with the car’s production number.

Safety technology includes Driver Alert, BLIS (Blind Sport Information System) and Pedestrian Detection.

Just 100 versions of the Black Sapphire metallic special edition will be made, though none will come to the UK. It will cost €63,968 (£53,000). See all the latest Volvo reviews, news and video

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5 September 2010

I like the design, but £53k for a Volvo saloon?

5 September 2010

Why would anyone buy this car.

Volvos new management really have no idea what this brand is all about.

5 September 2010

Way slower and less powerful than a Bmw M3 saloon. Or a C63 Amg but costs the same??

5 September 2010

Love it well done Volvo looks wise is very nice and cool appeals to me, this new S60\V60 is growing on me I could see myself owning one in 2 years !

5 September 2010

Heico are an independent company, so to criticise Volvo management is to display a complete misunderstanding of how Volvo is organised.

And anyway not everyone wants to be seen in an Audi or BMW - far too "common"!

5 September 2010

[quote Yellowbelly]

Heico are an independent company, so to criticise Volvo management is to display a complete misunderstanding of how Volvo is organised.

And anyway not everyone wants to be seen in an Audi or BMW - far too "common"!

[/quote] Supporting the Premier County today? :D

5 September 2010

Far too expensive for only a modest increase in power, now if it was pushing out 425bhp it might have been a different story. At least that way it would be competitive power wise with an Audi RS or an M3.



Better still drop in the V8 from the S80, same chassis so it should fit, give it a tune and 500bhp now that would be more like it.

5 September 2010

[quote Citytiger]Far too expensive for only a modest increase in power, now if it was pushing out 425bhp it might have been a different story. At least that way it would be competitive power wise with an Audi RS or an M3.

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I think 325bhp is enough for anyone for a normal road car, and regards to price the Volvo has a lot of extra's on it and modifications, which if added to an M3 or Audi RS model would cost a lot more then this Volvo. You got to look at the bigger picture not just bhp.

Also the Volvo will be more unique and will dare I say it be more "exclusive" then any Audi Bm or mERC

5 September 2010

30 mm reduction in ride height will ruin the ride. In which case, goodbye to one of the S60 USPs: long-distance ride comfort.

5 September 2010

Were I to suffer temporary insantity I could have knocked this up in the garage at the bottom of my garden so why would anyone pay so much more for one from Volvo's tuner?

Had it had the suspension tweaked by Lotus and the engine seriously upgraded it might have made a little sense.

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