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Tuners Heico Sportiv unveils S60 T6 Black Sapphire special edition
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5 September 2010

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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SF695 6 September 2010

Re: New Volvo S60 special edition

This isn't meant to chase the BMW M3 and it's competitors. It's just a sligtly tuned up version of the S60 T6. If Volvo is going after the M3 they would call it the S60 R. Now, the T5 is good for 400 horsepower, so i guess the T6 is good for more than that. No reason to put a V8 in it. An Inline 6 is a better construction than a V8. Smoother and naturally better balanced. Add a turbo and it's perfectly capable to compete with a large V8. Toyota and Nissan proved that decates ago.

Citytiger 6 September 2010

Re: New Volvo S60 special edition

michael knight wrote:
For crying out loud..there's only 100 of these things! And they're not coming here. So it's really NOT an RS4/M3/C63 competitor...it's more likely to appeal to Volvo aficionados or collectors. Or someone who doesn't want the hard-core aggression that's in the German alternative. We've become brainwashed to believe that the German way is the ONLY way for high-performance 4-seaters to be.

I still stick to what I say, I dont have a problem with Volvo, however this is too expensive, its been modded by an aftermarket tuner (a reputable one granted), the same options are probably available off the shelf for less.

I was using the RS4/C63 as a bangs per buck, perceived image comparison, if you cont like the German comparison, try this one.

[url] http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Jaguar-XF-5.0-V8-Portfol...

michael knight 6 September 2010

Re: New Volvo S60 special edition

For crying out loud..there's only 100 of these things! And they're not coming here. So it's really NOT an RS4/M3/C63 competitor...it's more likely to appeal to Volvo aficionados or collectors. Or someone who doesn't want the hard-core aggression that's in the German alternative. We've become brainwashed to believe that the German way is the ONLY way for high-performance 4-seaters to be.