German tuning specialist Heico Sportiv has presented its tuning program for the second generation Volvo S80 luxury sedan. Unveiled in the beginning of the year, with first cars arriving to European dealerships only last June, the 2007 Volvo S80 is still new and shining for most customers. However, if you, like some other people were seriously disappointed with the peak power and maximum torque of the base inline-five turbocharged engine, the new program from the German tuning studio may be of some interest for you.
As usual, the program consists of engine and suspension modifications, as well as new set of wheels and some external enhancements.
Heico didn’t dare to touch mechanical parts of the 2.5-liter diesel engine and simply upgraded software that runs engine’s ECU, increasing engine’s maximum power output to 210hp and peak torque to 460 Nm.
After the upgrade it takes the tuned Volvo S80 less than 8 seconds to crawl from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) and its top speed is increased up to 235 km/h (146 mph).
The car is than supplied with a new stainless-steel exhaust system with two chrome oval 120×74 mm exhaust tips available for the 2.4D, D5, 2.5T and the 3.2 engines.
There is, of course, a new set of Volution V five-spoke wheels. Looking somewhat dull, the wheels nevertheless look pretty much in line with the S80’s overall styling.
The wheels are available in “Titan” and “Bright Silver” colors and in 8×18″, 8×19″ and 8.5×20″ sizes.
Photos: Heico Sportiv
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