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    Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    A mate of mine has just taken delivery of a new Volvo S60R. I suspect I may need a crash helmet?

    Will let you lot know how it goes later tonight... if I survive... :-)

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    Report back. Wow!

    Still alive!

    Awesome car!

    It is apparently a limited edition version, painted in metallic blue with a dark leather interior. They were brought out for the Volvo round the world yacht race? There are only 2 of this spec in South Africa and only 100 world wide.

    Now I know what the old rally quattro's must have felt like.

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    Sounds good what is the spec for the car

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    220kw 500nm or close to those figures, with 4 wheel drive. It has 3 suspension settings, comfort (alias teeth rattler), sport (alias the bone jarrer), and advanced (alias try me if you have your life insurance signed up a body bag in the boot and a kidney belt attached...and might I suggest a crash helmet...sir)

    His one is a 6 speed manual, not sure if you get it in auto?

    It is a 2.5 5 cylinder with constantly variable valve timing and around a 1.6bar boost on the turbo.

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    oh yes, the performance figures are 5.7 to 100km/h and limited to 250km/h

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    Fast then............ [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    not as fast as a raleigh chopper

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    i have an s60 ... not an R mind you , but its a 2.4 turbo sport in black with black leather and big boots..... its a great car...and not too different looking to the car i have but i would love an s60R ... and whats under its bonnet mind you ..
    very underated car indeed... all my mates at work say uughhhh .. its an old mans car, but when they see it they soon shut up.
    very quick, looks moody in black especially with the limmo tints and big alloys...
    christ, id post a picture if i knew how...!!! ...

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    Here you go myzeneye heres a link. Nice motor!
    S60 R Link

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

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    not as fast as a raleigh chopper

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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    Awsome looking car... and im happy to say, apart from the front skirt and the interior, it looks just like my car !!! i only wish under the bonnet was the same too!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile_smoking.gif[/img]

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    Re: Any got a crash helmet to lend me?

    Went in it again yesterday. Only criticism I have is a bit of turbo lag under 2000rpm. of course once you're past that mark it's whoooopy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif[/img] dooo all the way to 6800rpm... :-)

    I noticed the leather on this one is a very dark blue rather than black. Also the instruments have a blue effect on them. Is that standard on all R models or just on this limited edition version?

 

 

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