Exhibition – Volvo Performance Cars
March 31, 2023
The exhibition opens on April 1st and is open until further notice. Visitors can see Volvo’s performance cars from 2001 to 2014, as well as photographs, videos and exciting facts about the seven vehicles on display. These include the sporty models Volvo V50 SV, Volvo S80 Heico Concept HS8 HPC and Volvo S60 Polestar.
About the exhibition
“Volvo Performance Cars” offers a detailed display of Volvo Cars’ technical development in performance cars, while highlighting the work of its two main partners: Cyan Racing, formerly Polestar, and Heico Sportiv, a German tuning-company that has worked with Volvo for 50 years. Over the decades, much of the cars’ design and technology was modified and adapted to optimise performance. The result was a portfolio of models ranging from the Volvo S60 Polestar “Driver’s car for real life” and the Volvo V50 SV “Sports car for the race track”, to the Volvo C30 “Little sister in the Volvo family”.
A sneak preview on some of the veihicles displayed
Volvo C30 Heico Concept HS3 Thor:
The little Volvo C30, launched in some markets as the “little sister in the Volvo family,” became wilder than wild in the performance version from German tuning-company, Heico Sportiv. The Volvo C30 Heico Concept HS3 Thor, perfectly suited for the active outdoor life, became a true lifestyle car. Teamed up with snowboard manufacturer Burton, it achieved great exploits. The bodywork’s silver pearl-effect and seven-layer paint scheme with its cool camouflage pattern was a head turner.
Volvo Polestar S60 Performance Concept
The concept car Volvo S60 Polestar, built by the then official Volvo Cars competition partner Polestar (now Cyan Racing), is by far the fastest and most glamorous concept car Volvo has ever produced. Polestar’s interpretation of the Volvo S60 is a car developed with their preferences in mind, which was also shared by enthusiastic drivers. The project looked at the production version of the Volvo S60 as a platform for a potential racing car, and the technology used allows the Volvo to provide a more intense, and a more authentic, driving experience.