Maybe you think T6 Roadster Concept is a strange creature that appears from outer space. But it’s the only handmade hotrod modification word based on Volvo components and a turbocharged inline inline 6-cylinder engine from a car manufacturer better known for its safety and functionality.
Built entirely with hands in his garage, with his own tools, serious effort was made to each part. You will not find the main lights ordered by mail or the grille from Prowler on the T6 Roadster. What you will find is OEM Volvo parts including a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged inline 6 cylinder engine borrowed from the S80.
The engine is located just behind the supporting leather bucket seat which is also lifted from the Volvo S80. The gearbox is a 5-speed Geartronic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. To keep the engine cool, the rear deck is automatically lifted when the preset temperature is reached in the engine compartment. The front is a small compartment containing mechanics for functioning ABS brakes and the best audio equipment.
Specially made tubular steel frames are made by hand and use the rear subframe of the S80 donation. A stainless steel arm fabrication for a fully independent front and rear suspension system. The Volvo C70 spindle, special carbon fiber leaf springs, and the S80 steering rack can be found on the front. At the back is the front S80 spindle and the lower trailing arm with the remote Ohlins shock absorbers. Rear coil shocks, incidentally, are installed centrally in the engine compartment. Braking in the front is handled through 6-piston calipers and 330 mm discs while the rear discs are brought from the Volvo S80. The front wheels are 8.5 inches wide and 20 inches in diameter, the ends are 10 inches wide and 22 inches in diameter.
Inside, the T6 Roadster looks as if it is sliding from the Volvo factory line in Torslanda, Sweden. Apart from seats, instruments, headrests, shift handles, and pedal assemblies all can be found on the Volvo S80. The steering wheel of the Volvo S60 adds to the sporty feel, while the instrument panel is made by hand to place the gauge centrally in the passenger compartment.
Gallery of 2005 Volvo T6 Roadster Concept Specs and Review
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