The new 2011 Volvo S60 may be one of the best looking cars to ever come from the Swedish automaker, but every vehicle can use a few improvements, right? German Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv recently got its hands on the all-new sedan, giving it a few upgrades in performance and looks.
As the first to do so, the tuning firm started with the 2011 S60 sedan, fitted with the 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6, which produces 300 stock horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. With a little help from engine control software reprogramming, the powerplant now produces 330 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque through the standard six-speed automatic transmission. The new software also alters the pesky, electronic, 130-mph speed limiter, which was upped to allow up to 155 mph. All-wheel drive helps keep the car planted for standing starts.
The S60’s exterior is dressed up with new a front fascia, while a new rear bumper makes room for a specialized quad-pipe exhaust. New springs at each corner provide a 1.2-inch drop. Heico’s own 19-inch matte-black wheels, wrapped in Pirelli rubber, get bolted on. All examples receive a modest Heico emblem fitted to the rear trunk to inform all as to where the car was built.
Details are kept subtle inside, adding a four-piece, Heico-branded aluminum pedal set and shift knob to the S60’s otherwise stylish interior. A special plaque is affixed to the dash to signify its build number of the 100 planned examples. The total treatment adds $24,457 to the price of the car, which retails for $57,589 in Germany. There’s no word whether the sedan will be available stateside.
Source: Heico Sportiv