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.
wanted to explore how far we could take a special high-performance
version of the S80. HEICO SPORTIV’s impressive track record in motor
sports and Volvo tuning made them the perfect partner for the job,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Brand, Business and Product
Strategy at Volvo Cars. He adds: “Personally, I think the result is
absolutely stunning. Both when it comes to the exterior and interior
design as well as the impressive muscle under the bonnet.” The
turbocharged T6 engine has been modified to run on E85 (85 percent
bioethanol,15 percent petrol) – a biofuel that is becoming increasingly
widely available throughout Europe.
The T6 engine in the HEICO S80 High Performance Concept boasts around
350 horsepower at 5500 rpm and a massive 550 Nm of torque between 1500
and 4000 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h will take around 5.8
seconds. “The engine development is not yet finalized, so we hope to
reach an even higher horsepower figure when the car is ready for SEMA,”
says HEICO SPORTIV’s president Holger Hedtke.