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2013 Heico Sportiv Volvo V40 T5 HPC

2013 Heico Sportiv Volvo V40 T5 HPC

Last month, Heico Sportiv unveiled the V40 "Pirelli" edition and now the tuner is back with the unveiling of the most powerful V40 ever. The model is based on the Cross Country variant of the V40 and aims to be an alternative for cars like BMW M135i xDrive and Mercedes A45 AMG.

The new V40 HPC is based on the S80 HPC Concept; instead of the “HPC” standing for "High Performance Concept" like on the concept version, this time the abbreviation stands for "Heico Performance Car."

The new V40 features both exterior and interior updates, but the most impressive job was made under the hood where the tuner offers two different levels of upgrades. After all the updates, the V40 can hit a top speed of 164 mph, making it the world’s fastest V40.

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2013 Volvo V40 "Pirelli" by Heico Sportiv

2013 Volvo V40 "Pirelli" by Heico Sportiv

Heico Sportiv and Pirelli started a close cooperation back in 2009 and this year, as a celebration of Pirelli’s centenary, the tuner created a special-edition Volvo V40 Pirelli. The car not only received updates to the exterior and interior, but also an extra 50 horsepower under the hood.

The V40 is a car that gets little attention, but somehow Heico Sportiv managed to completely change its look, making it more appealing and sportier. This doesn’t mean the tuner made tons of updates; instead, it opted to keep the exterior and interior updates to a minimum and updated only the essential parts of the V40.

The package seen here has been built on the V40 with a 1.6-liter engine, but according to the tuner, it can be applied to any model in the lineup.

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2012 Volvo V40 by Heico Sportiv

2012 Volvo V40 by Heico Sportiv

Volvo has never been one to be mentioned in the same sentence as performance cars, as the Swedish automaker always focused more on building family-friendly sub-luxury cars as opposed to sports cars. Since its takeover by Chinese car manufacturer, Geely, Volvo has been slowly broadening its vehicle selection to include several sportier models and the latest to come to the forefront was the S60 Polestar.

Another new and sportier model coming to Volvo’s lineup is the V40, which is a rather sleek-looking 5-door model. Apparently, this was the perfect base for famed Volvo tuner, Heico Sportiv, to build a monster race car and debut it at the Auto Mobil International at Leipzig. This racer is set to compete in long-distance road races in their various alternative fuel classes.

The details are a little scarce at the moment, but Heico has shared a little information. We will share what we know with you now and will continuously update you as more information becomes available.

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2010 Volvo V60 by Heico Sportiv

2010 Volvo V60 by Heico Sportiv

When you have a Volvo V60 that you’re looking to have tuned-up by an aftermarket tuning company, the first place you need to go to is Heico Sportiv. As the authorities in modified Volvos - they recently did one for the S60 luxury sedan - the auto tuning house has provided an array of packages for a number of Volvo models throughout the years. With the new 2011 Volvo V60 wagon, Heico Sportiv isn’t about to let up.

Scheduled to debut at the Essen Motor Show, Heico Sportiv gave the V60 an interior and exterior facelift that has effectively turned the V60 from plain and simple to sexy and aggressive-looking. Who would’ve thought that was possible with Volvos?

Heico Sportiv improved the V60 wagon’s exterior by introducing front spoilers made from flexible polyurethane plastic and mounted on the original bumpers, ensuring that the latest pedestrian protection guidelines are met. The same material can also be found in the rear skirt enfolding the left and right oval end-pipes of the quad outlet exhaust system. If you’re not satisfied with this, the tuning firm is also offering matching carbon or alternative stainless steel inlays and a dual-pipe exhaust variant that’s arranged in a ‘left-right’ arrangement.

The interior of the V60 gets high-grade leather on the car’s dashboard, door trims, and center console that’s complimented by aluminum add-ons on the pedal set, gear shit knob, and the footrest. Finishing off the package for the Volvo V60 is the inclusion of sport springs and a set of 18-20” VOLUTION sport wheels.

Press Release after the jump.

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2011 Volvo S60 T6 Design Special Edition by Heico Sportiv

2011 Volvo S60 T6 Design Special Edition by Heico Sportiv

After Heico Sportiv unveiled the official details on their new tuning kit for the S60 sedan, Volvo has followed right behind with their own special edition that they have developed in collaboration with that same tuner. Together they have produced the S60 T6 Design that will be built in a limited 100 units and priced at €63,968 (around $81,000 at the current exchange rates).

This special edition will come painted in Black Sapphire metallic, and distinguished by 19-inch Diamond cut alloys with Pirelli tyres, a two-part front spoiler, and a rear diffuser bumper made of superlight plastic and carbon fiber. The interior will get an aluminum trimmed gear knob and pedals along with a limited edition plate which identifies the specific production number of the car.

Under the hood the engine has been tuned to deliver 330 Hp and 460 NM of torque. The 0 to 60 mph sprint is now made in 5.8 seconds, while top speed is still electronically limited to 155 mph.

Frankly, the two kits are similar so the customer’s best bet would be to just compare prices and go with the cheapest. Hey, it pays to be frugal.

Press release after the jump.

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Volvo S60 by Heico Sportiv - official details revealed

Volvo S60 by Heico Sportiv - official details revealed

At the end of July, Heico Sportiv announced plans to create a tuning kit for the new Volvo S60. Those plans have come to fruition as the tuner has revealed the official details on this package. The tuner has updated both the car’s aerodynamics and output with the package becoming available September 5, 2010.

The exterior package includes a new front spoiler mounted on the original bumper, a PUR-R-RIM rear skirt in diffuser, and left and right oval end-pipes of the quad outlet exhaust system. The package is finished with 18-20" sport wheels.

In order to upgrade the engine’s output, the tuner is offering ECU upgrades for both D3/D5 diesel engines. For the 2.0 T engine, the tuner managed to squeeze an extra 47 HP, while the T6 has been upgraded to an impressive 330 HP. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Volvo S60 by Heico Sportiv

2010 Volvo S60 by Heico Sportiv

Heico Sportiv has unveiled the first images and official details on its program for the Volvo S60 luxury sedan. The tuner has updated both the car’s aerodynamics and output with the package becoming available September 5, 2010.

The exterior package includes a new front spoiler mounted on the original bumper, a PUR-R-RIM rear skirt in diffuser, and left and right oval end-pipes of the quad outlet exhaust system. The package is finished with 18-20" sport wheels.

The most powerful engine in the Volvo S60 line-up, the T6, delivers a total of 304 HP, so taking it to 330 HP is quite impressive. For the 2.0 T engine, the tuner managed to squeeze an extra 47 HP, while the T6 has been upgraded to an impressive 330 HP. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

UPDATE 08/25/2010: This article has been updated with the official details on the Heico Sportiv Volvo S60 luxury sedan.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Volvo V70 T6 R-Design by Heico Sportiv

2010 Volvo V70 T6 R-Design by Heico Sportiv

Heico Sportiv is offering a special edition Volvo V70 for those customers who want a customized station wagon. It will be limited to only 100 units and will go on sale this summer in only one exterior color: sapphire black. The new Volvo V70 T6 AWD R-Design will be priced at 70,193 euro.

The Volvo is offered with a 6-cylinder straight-type turbo gasoline engine tuned to deliver 325 HP and 460 NM of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 5.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph.

The car also gets a new sport suspension, shock absorbers, and springs. The wheelbase has been lowered by 30 mm and a sport exhaust system and special trunk emblem have also been added.

The interior gets an aluminum door pin set and perfectly machined aluminum/leather gear shift knob, as well as an edition plaque for the dashboard.

Heico Sportiv is also offering an Extensive R-Design package that includes: doorsills, bumpers, and a roof spoiler that matches the car’s color. The package also comes with an exterior mirror casing in matte chrome optic, chrome applications for the fog-lamp surround, and automatic level control.

Press release after the jump.

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Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv

Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv

Heico Sportiv specializes in tuning Volvo cars and has done so since 1997, so it isn;t surprising that they have unveiled a new customization program for the new Volvo C30. The new kit is based on accentuating the car’s design and improving driving dynamics and performance although, in Yoda terms, exhaustive in components, it is not.

The new components are simple in number. They are made in reinforced polyurethane plastic and consist of a new rear skirt with exhaust system. The exhaust is made up of 120x74 mm diameter stainless steel end pipes that are matte-polished.

The tuner is also offering an individually calibrated combination of rear valence and exhaust system – including an additional muffler and unique sound guarantee from five cylinders for the high end engines T5/D5.

Compared to previous tuned up models of the Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv, this one is a tad on the lazy side. Not much is done to the original automobile leaving an image of an unfinished model.

Press release after the jump.

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Furniture designer creates wooden gearshift knobs for Volvo C70

Furniture designer creates wooden gearshift knobs for Volvo C70

Noted Volvo tuner Heico Sportiv found an unlikely partner in upgrading a Volvo C70 when it tied up with Thonet, a German-based contemporary furniture designer to create – of all things – special wooden gearshift knobs to be installed on the C70.

By themselves, the gearshift knobs, which are made from either oak, beech, or walnut, look nothing like the standard knobs we’ve come to expect from almost all vehicles, but we guess that’s what makes it all the more alluring.

In fact, according to Thonet, the design of the knobs was done to reflect Volvo’s noted floating center console.

Unlikely as it sounds to have a furniture design company become involved in car tuning, Thonet’s gear shift knobs actually look pretty good when you piece the whole puzzle together. It’s not too loud that it stands out like a sore thumb yet it’s not too bland that nobody will even notice something was different. It was a curious choice for Heico Sportiv to bring Thonet on board but, at the end of the day, it seemed like it was worth it.

Press Release after the jump

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Volvo XC60 by Heico Sportive

Volvo XC60 by Heico Sportive

Heico Sportive is the self-proclaimed home of high-performance for Volvo. Nothing could be more accurate for their take on the Volvo XC60 SUV. Heico’s focus was mainly on making the XC60 a more physically appealing package. From the more aggressive front end to the rear apron with integrated quad tipped exhaust everything that was done to this Volvo is an improvement. True to their motto, Heico did not want to create a vehicle purely for show, so they came up with a few new maps for the ECU bumping output for the T6 power plant all the way up to 315 HP.

Press release after the jump.

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2007 Volvo S80 by Heico

2007 Volvo S80 by Heico

Five years, five cars. As a commemoration to Volvo’s fifth straight year at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow, the Swedish manufacturer will show five highly modified versions of its vehicles.

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2008 Volvo S80 High Performance Concept

2008 Volvo S80 High Performance Concept

German tuning and motor sport experts Heico Sportiv has developed a spectacular high-performance version of the Volvo S80. With a high-tech aluminium-look exterior and a 350 hp bioethanol engine, the S80 High Performance Concept is destined to be a true attention-grabber at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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2007 Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv

2007 Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv

A surf-pattern exterior, a stunning orange dream interior and 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds. The special-version Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv is ready to go to Las Vegas and the SEMA show.

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HEICO SPORTIV - first racing team running a E85 bio ethanol engine

HEICO SPORTIV - first racing team running a E85 bio ethanol engine

Motorsport and ecology are not in disagreement with each other. HEICO SPORTIV will prove this as the first racing team running a 2.5 litre turbo engine with E85 bio ethanol.
HEICO SPORTIV will be racing the class winner of the 24h race 2006, the HEICO HS4 ODIN. HEICO SPORTIV PR and Motorsport representative Patrick Brenndörfer explains: “The drastic reduction of CO2-output is one of the main concerns of the automobile industry for the future. As a tuner and racing team we can also make a (...)

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5 new models customized by Heico at Essen Motor Show

5 new models customized by Heico at Essen Motor Show

HEICO SPORTIV, the internationally recognized Volvo tuner, presents its Volvo creations prior to the official market introduction. German premier at the Essen Motorshow. The Essen Motorshow (30th November - 10th December 2006) is the highlight of the European tuning industry and the most important exhibition event for HEICO SPORTIV. This is a good reason to come with 5 cars and to have a solid impact.
First at HEICO SPORTIV. The new C30
The top attraction is the HEICO HS3 D5, based on (...)

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2007 Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv

2007 Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv

If the thought of crisp mountain air, fresh powder and breathtaking vistas isn’t enough to set your mind racing, the Volvo C30 concept by Heico Sportiv and Burton Snowboards will. Customized, sport tuned and outfitted for active lifestyles, this one-of-a-kind show car embodies the snowboarding spirit of living life to the fullest.

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Volvo XC90 by Heico

Volvo XC90 by Heico

Heico presented a complethy redesigned body-kit for the 2007 Volvo XC90. A quantum leap in this case is the material quality: all components are made of brakeproof PU-RIM plastic.

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