The new Volvo C30 stands for individualism and ecologi-cally friendly driving. Volvo tuner HEICO SPORTIV is sharpening this profile... in every respect.
"The future of our business model lies in the intelligent combination of performance-oriented products and ecological sustainability," explains HEICO SPORTIV general manager, Holger Hedtke.
A philosophy that accompanies every step of the new Volvo C30 product development process. With the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe, HEICO SPORTIV will be launching the economy model as the basis for the extensive individualization program.
The standard factory specifications of the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe already offer a wide range of innovative technologies such as start/stop driving with brake-energy recovery, reducing fuel consumption to 3.9 liters/100 km* (* Combined, in accordance with prescribed measurement technique (RL80/1268/EWG)). "This is our basic starting point for proving that ecologically friendly action and the pleasure of driving don't need to be mutually exclusive," says Holger Hedtke. "In doing so, aerodynamically optimized components such as the radiator grille or under-floor intentionally remain untouched."
After all the consumption cutting measures have been considered, the reprogramming of the original engine control unit generates a maximum power of 92 kW/125 bhp (for the 80 kW/109 bhp model) and maximum torque of 280 Nm (240 Nm). As a result, the Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe does zero to 100 km/h in just 9.2 seconds, beating its series-produced counterpart by 2.1 seconds! A maximum speed of 200 km/h is also attainable, 10 km/h faster than the series version.
Particularly striking are the remodeled design elements at the front and rear. In redesigning these, HEICO SPORTIV pursued its "subtle evolution" philosophy here, as well. The HEICO SPORTIV front spoiler - which replaces the original lower base section of the bumper - consists of fiber-strengthened polyurethane and is fixed using the existing anchorage points.
The same applies to the rear valence which mimics the front spoiler's laterally arranged air vents and has a centrally placed diffuser element. The rear valence serves to accommodate the HEICO SPORTIV four pipe stainless steel exhaust system.
Additionally to these, HEICO SPORTIV also offers a range of further design possibilities.
|Sport wheel rim program VOLUTION® with exclusive five (V.) and ten spoke design (X.) for 18 and 19 inch wheels in the colors Silver, Titanium and Black Diamond Cut with classy diamond polish|
|Differential lock for superior traction|
|Stainless steel double and quad pipe exhaust system with “HEICO SPORTIV Sound Guarantee” for gasoline engines|
|Sport suspension for lowering the vehicle by ca. 30 mm |
|4-cylinder sport brake system for maximum deceleration|
|Range of interior applications in aluminum or leather – such as the door pin set, shift stick grip, parking brake handle, pedal set and foot rest|
|And last but not least: tuning for the Volvo C30 T5 (max. 191 kW/260 bhp and 380 Nm) and all turbo-diesel engines (1.6D, 2.0D and D5)|
The Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe is available from HEICO SPORTIV with a starting price tag of ca. EUR 29,900; the parts will naturally also be deliverable individually from spring 2010.