2009 Volvo S60 Concept A few days before Christmas, Volvo Cars treats the automotive world to an early unwrapping of a car that will shine bright in the streets for years to come. The Volvo S60 Concept gives the car world a glimpse of what the all-new Volvo S60 is going to look like when …

1956 Volvo P 1900 Sport The Volvo Sport ,a convertible with a plastic body, entered production (the first prototype had been unveiled two years earlier). The total “Volvo Sport” production was sixty-eight cars, plus four or five prototypes. Forty-four were built in 1956, mostly for the Swedish market, and most still survive. The bulk of …

1963 Volvo P 1800 S The P1800 sports car was shown to the public for the first time at the Brussels Motor Show. The styling was by the Italian bodybuilder Frua, although it is frequently claimed that it was the work of a Swede, Pelle Pettersson, who was more renowned as a boat designer and …

1926 Volvo OV4 Volvo ÖV 4 is the first car built by Volvo. The designation ÖV 4 stands for “Öppen Vagn 4 cylindrar” in Swedish, which means Open Carriage 4 cylinders. The model ÖV 4 was often referred to as “Jakob” but that was just a name for one of the 10 pre-series ÖV 4 …

2006 Volvo Evolve C30 Las Vegas, Nevada (October 31, 2006) – Take the outrageous notion of blending a Formula One car with a hot European street machine and you’ve got the idea behind the Volvo C30 concept by Evolve Cars Inc. This one-off show car started life as a European spec version of Volvo’s youthful …

2011 Volvo Concept You Following on from the reveal of the Concept Universe earlier in the year, the Frankfurt Motorshow marks the debut of an evolution to the Concept Universe – Concept You – and gives another insight into Volvo Cars future. Both concept cars are being used as design studies to obtain input from …

2011 Volvo Concept Universe At the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2011, Volvo Car Corporation visualizes a masterpiece of Scandinavian Design for car buyers with exquisite tastes. The Concept Universe is a large, luxurious sedan with a new human-centric design language that honours the beautiful lines of classic Volvo models. “The Concept Universe offers the …

2014 Volvo Concept Estate Volvo Car Group will use the Geneva Motorshow to reveal the third in a series of concept cars – the Concept Estate – that continues the widely-admired exterior design language revealed in the first two concepts, but for the first time reveals how the interior of Volvo’s forthcoming models will both …

2006 Volvo C30 Concept Volvo Car Corporation unveiled the Volvo C30 Design Concept at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car represents a glimpse into the Swedish manufacturer’s future as the C30 Design Concept is a close representation of what the production version of the C30 will look like when it’s …

2001 Volvo ACC Concept The Volvo Car Corporation is now preparing itself for the leap into the demanding and expansive SUV segment. The Volvo Adventure Concept Car (ACC), which will be given its first showing at the international motor show in Detroit, is the first indication of what is waiting around the corner. “We want …

2002 Volvo ACC2 Concept The Volvo ACC2 (Adventure Concept Car) is a concept study that combines high-performance engineering with functionality of a sports activity vehicle. Flared wheel arches boast turbine inspired alloy wheels with a wider track that hints at its on and off road capabilities. 18 inch studded tires developed by Michelin help maintain …

1979 Volvo 262 Coupe Volvo celebrated its 50th anniversary on 14 April by presenting every employee with a Swiss watch. Jubilee models were produced. These included the Volvo 262 Coupe, an attractive model designed and produced by Bertone of Italy mainly for the US market. A silver-coloured Volvo 240 was also produced. Adorned with gold …

1998 Volkswagen Oettinger Golf VR6 2 OETTINGER camshafts with optimised valve timing and increased lift Modified intake manifold Recalibration of the engine management Reworked exhaust manifold Modified intake tract. In Detail engine V6 displacement 2861 cc / 174.6 in³ bore 82 mm / 3.23 in stroke 90.3 mm / 3.56 in compression 10.0:1 power 156.6 …

2014 Volkswagen XL Sport Wolfsburg / Paris, October 2014 —There has never been a sports car like the XL Sport concept that is being shown for the first time by Volkswagen at the Paris Motor Show. This is a car that uncompromisingly furthers the development of the lightweight sports car. Based on the XL1, the …

1998 Volkswagen W12 Roadster Concept It is an open topped version of W12 Syncro with red body color, rear-wheel drive. The vehicle was unveiled in 1998 Geneva Auto Show. length: 4400 mm width: 1920 mm height: 1100 mm wheelbase: 2530 mm front track: 1634 mm rear track: 1652 mm front overhang: 990 mm rear overhang: 880 …

2001 Volkswagen W12 Nardo Concept The story, the concept, the world record. The Italdesign Giugiaro study of the W12 Coupe, which is systematically oriented towards top performance and high levels of driving dynamics, is the third phase of evolution of two W12 concept cars becomes the fastest cars in the world. The W12 Syncro prototype …

1997 Volkswagen W12 Concept The Volkswagen W12 Coupe (also known as the Volkswagen Nardò, referring to the Nardò Ring vehicle test track, near the Italian city of Nardò) was a concept car created by Volkswagen Passenger Cars in 1997. The car is portrayed in games, such as Gran Turismo, Asphalt 8, Project Gotham Racing 3, …

2003 Volkswagen Tarek The Volkswagen works team achieved remarkable success in the Rallye Telefanica Dakar, their debut in cross-country rallying. After 19 tough stages the very first competitive outing of the Volkswagen Tarek ended with Stephane Henrard and Bobby Willis in sixth position and eighth place for Jutta Kleinschmidt and Fabrizia Pons. The name Tarek, …

2008 Volkswagen Scirocco Studie R World premiere II: the new Scirocco Studie R From car racing to the street: In May 2008, two Scirocco GT24 race cars finished first and second in their class at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring track. Now Volkswagen is presenting a street version of the race car at the …

2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg / Nürburg, 20 May 2009 – There could not be a better time or place for a world premiere: parallel to the start of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, Volkswagen is presenting the new Scirocco R for the first time anywhere. A sports car without compromise and a race …

2009 Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG At the 24-Hour Race on the Nürburgring on 23/24 May, Volkswagen will field two Scirocco cars with innovative natural gas engines. Following the historic one-two victory at the Dakar Rally in January, which Volkswagen won as the first automobile manufacturer using diesel technology in the event, the Wolfsburg brand is now …

2008 Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 Volkswagen presented the world premiere of a 239 kW (325 PS) version of the new Scirocco at the legendary GTI Meet at Worther Lake on May 22nd. For two days later, a team of legendary drivers started the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in the sports version of the Scirocco. Thus, …

2005 Volkswagen Race-Touareg Wolfsburg, 16. January 2005 – Almost a quarter of a century to the day, Volkswagen again writes Dakar Rally history: In 1980, Volkswagen was the first German manufacturer to win the Dakar Rally. Twenty five years later with the Race-Touareg, the German-Italian duo Jutta Kleinschmidt/Fabrizia Pons gave a diesel powered vehicle its …

2015 Volkswagen Polo R WRC Wolfsburg (15 January 2015). In top form, both technically and visually: Volkswagen has presented the second generation of the Polo R WRC in Autostadt, Wolfsburg. The works team from Wolfsburg has its sights set firmly on another successful defence of its titles in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with …

2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC Wolfsburg, 0 8 December 2012. Developing a competitive car for the FIA World Rally championship (WRC) is an extremely complex task. One minute it is c rouched low on smooth asphalt, the next it is travelling sideways on ice and snow, then it is tearing over rough gravel on tiptoes …

2002 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 The Golf GTI is celebrating its 25th birthday with a limited-edition model of the GTI. Bearing the designation GTI 337, this is a Golf like none before. It has a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine, 18-inch BBS alloy wheels, Recaro sports seats and a great many more technical details which make this model …

2005 Volkswagen Passat R GT Technical Concept from HPA Motorsports + 575-bhp, 3.2-liter Twin Turbo MPI (non FSI) V6 engine + Twin Turbo conversion Package to include: – Dual Garrett GT25 ball-bearing-based turbochargers – Dual proprietary HGP exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings – Cast aluminum short runner intake manifold – Dual air-to-air intercoolers – …

2007 Volkswagen Passat R36 Volkswagen is set to release its most potent ‘R’ model yet – the Passat R36. Joining the Golf R32 and only the second model in the Volkswagen line-up to carry the ‘R’ badge the new car will be not only the fastest Passat but also the fastest estate car Volkswagen has …