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Volvo C70 by Heico Sportiv


Heico Sportiv will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show a tuning program for the Volvo C70 convertible model. The exterior package includes a front spoiler made in lightweight polyurethane plastic (PUR), a rear diffuser, 20 inch forged wheel, a dual or quad pipe stainless steel exhaust system.

The package also includes an ECU upgrade for the 2.0D and D5 versions, but there are no details yet on how the output has been modified.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

For the first time, HEICO SPORTIV will be exhibiting at the Geneva Motor Show in cooperation with Volvo Automobile (Schweiz) AG, where it will be presenting the new edition of the Volvo C70.

The new Volvo is a vehicle of many qualities. An exhilarating coupé and smart convertible in one, it’s Scandinavian elegance targets highly discerning people placing maximum demands on design and individuality.

HEICO SPORTIV is broadening the comprehensive mass production portfolio, offering some very eye-catching icing on the cake. “Our program kicks in where Volvo’s leaves off. It’s characterized by supplementation rather than substitution,” explains HEICO SPORTIV General Manager, Holger Hedtke.

Uncompromising in functionality and design

Volvo C70 by Heico Sportiv

A credo with which HEICO SPORTIV has dedicated itself to the Volvo C70. The front spoiler forged in flexible, lightweight polyurethane plastic (PUR) dissolves into the profile like an OEM element, providing for the distinctively sporty but unobtrusive look. Unmistakable, evocative forms take up again at the rear, where the diffuser and stainless steel exhaust system with four round chrome plated end pipes form a single, harmonious unit. Sound included!

While the convertible sets the tone for relaxed cruising, the coupé morphs into a true cornering artiste on winding country lanes. HEICO SPORTIV’s chassis development addresses both penchants, offering sport springs or the firmer sport suspension – depending on gusto. Either option lowers the chassis by 30 millimeters, the sunk center of gravity providing for optimized handling.

The “Driving Package” is rounded off by the HEICO SPORTIV 9x20 inch forged wheel set VOLUTION® X. The forged wheel has a 15 – 20% weight advantage over the cast wheel and is the exclusive, crowning glory of the HEICO SPORTIV VOLUTION® sport wheel program from 18 inches upwards.

For those with an attentiveness to craftsmanship and timeless design

HEICO SPORTIV also sets new highlights when it comes to the interior fittings of the Volvo C70. With perfect craftsmanship, finest quality leather was set and worked with a sure taste for style on the dashboard, door trims and cover profile of the metal convertible roof. “Our goal was to retain the Volvo C70’s traditional character, while further enhancing its emotional potential,” explains Holger Hedtke.
  

Design cooperation with THONET, the world’s oldest globally celebrated furniture brand

One exclusive highlight is a filigree wooden gear shift lever – the pioneering result of a new joint venture with THONET. Through its weightlessness, the rolling, classy walnut sculpture emphasizes the use of form of the freely floating central console. The limited-edition wooden gearshift lever is hand made in an elaborate, multistage process.



3 comments:

Another impressive convertible car from Volvo, great! I bet everyone are so excited on this one, well I have to be honest that me either is so excited to see this one in person.

Nice to see the tuners paying attention to worthy cars which are (sort of) from the continent. I am personally very surprised at how little press Volvo seems to get; as all-around satisfying cars (styling, power, handling, luxury) they deserve more attention than they get. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that C30 to come to the US.

Now there goes something to look forward to at the Geneva Motor Show. I’m pretty sure that this will be one of the eye candy for the convertible enthusiasts. I’m not really that much into top downs as I don’t like the leg room and luggage space issues with it.

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