The S80 looks sporty thanks to the sparkling aluminum paint layer of the Heico Sportiv called the T6 High Performance Concept (HPC). Launched for the first time in North America at the 2007 Special Market Equipment Association trade show in Las Vegas. The Volvo S80 T6 HPC is a reflection of strength, sophistication and sportiness. But the S80 T6 HPC is more than just cool. This is a clear example that a strong luxury sedan can also be sensitive to the environment.
The Volvo S80 gets a significant increase in horsepower. The standard Volvo T6 engine produces 281 horsepower, which is enough to move the S80 easily. But this is the concept of SEMA and a significant surge in horsepower and torque is a must. After the engine was modified to run on the E85 ethylene, Heico turned its attention to maximizing power with high-performance engine software, a new intercooler and a stainless steel racing exhaust system. The end result is impressive: 350 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 405 lb.-ft. torque between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm. The Heico S80 T6 HPC is estimated at 62 mph in just 5.8 seconds.
But to produce this power running on the ground requires extra work. Because the standard S80 3.2 is a front-wheel drive car, it is determined that to really explore the potential of all vehicle wheel drive is needed. Enter the Volvo Haldex All-Wheel-Drive system which is famous for Instant Traction. The system continuously directs power to any wheel that has the highest traction and Heico modifies it with stronger gears to handle very large torque.
Braking power is provided through the 6-piston braking system with special blue calipers and high performance brake pads. The ABS brake distribution system and Volvo electronics are fully functional. The large 13.9-inch disc brakes are on special forging wheels measuring 9 inches wide and 20 inches in diameter. The specially developed Volution X wheels are packed with aggressive Continental 255 / 30R-20 tires.
The Heico S80 T6 HPC drives a chassis that is 1.5 inches lower than the riding height set by Volvo and the sport-tuned suspension displays a spring and a stronger support in all four corners. “We aim to perfect all components to achieve a dynamic but harmonious journey. In other words, the experience of a true sports car without losing the touch of luxury and comfort that is characteristic of the Volvo S80,” Hedtke said.
On the Volvo S80 T6 HPC, starting from the standard innovative center console, interior designer Heico decided to sweep the bow along the length of the interior, creating four sports bucket seats. The heavy-supported throne is separated by a console that is wrapped in stunning silver carbon fiber.
In honor of the use of Volvo blue in its logo, almost every non-aluminum surface is wrapped in soft Mystic Blue skin, including a headliner, instrument panel and door panel. The rear seats have been completely redesigned to accommodate the center console and the front seats have thicker sides and thigh bolsters. Fully integrated controls for the rear seat entertainment system, glass brace and storage area all found under the center console are “floating” sparkling aluminum. Panels and accents of interior trim bathed in carbon silver.
Drivers of the S80 T6 HPC will find a thick and comfortable sport steering wheel to release vehicle power. Foot pedal sport and door pins are all formed from billet aluminum. The touch of the crow is the Mystic Blue luminous doorway panel.
The S80 T6 HPC display looks smooth, elegant and stylish is all the words that have been used to describe the Volvo S80. With Heico’s attention on the car’s exterior, words like strong, impressive and dominant can also be said when the car made its North American debut at SEMA.
Seven coats were applied over a two-week period and this process made it possible not to repeat shooting or touch-ups to make the Heico S80 T6 HPC truly inspiring.
Almost every Heico S80 T6 HPC panel is remade. The front clip of the S80 is replaced by a more aggressive nose that combines an ultra-thin LED turn signal indicator, a deeper front air dam and a wide intake tunnel to increase airflow to the intercooler and brakes.
The new muzzle seamlessly blends with aggressive wheel arches that hug tightly around the wheels and custom 20-inch tires. Inside side frames under the door lead to aggressive vehicles and help aerodynamics. The completely new lid of the rear bumper features a slim rectangular exhaust port and carbon fiber inserts.
Gallery of 2007 Volvo S80 Concept Car by Heico Sportiv Specs and Review
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