Volvo S60 BTCS !

–   Official Press Release


Volvo S60 BTCS

Just weeks after the all-new
Volvo S60 was introduced to the public, the latest Volvo model is also
being unveiled in a racing version. Volvo Cars Belgium will enter the
new car in the 2010 season of the Belgian Touring Car Series. Volvo fans
will not need to wait long to see the latest model in action since the
premiere takes place on April 11.

“We are very happy about this development,” says Bart Crols,
Managing Director at Volvo Cars Belgium. “The all-new Volvo S60
sports sedan is Volvo’s most exciting driving experience so far and
there is no better way to show this than by bringing it to the race
track. Volvo and the all-new S60 have a special place in the people’s
hearts here as several Volvo models, including the new S60, are built in
Belgium at the Volvo Cars Ghent plant.”

The new Volvo S60 race car has been developed in record time locally by
Volvo’s Belgian S60 Racing Team. It has been developed in accordance
with the BTCS Silhouette S1 regulations which put a major emphasis on
standardised features. All cars must use a tubular chassis, the same
type of front and rear suspension and aerodynamics. A uniform type of
engine specification is also available but manufacturers are allowed to
use own engines.

The Volvo S60 Racing Team will also operate the car at all BTCS races
and the drivers are Vincent Radermecker and Eric Van De Poele.

“It has been a hectic period, but we have received great assistance
from Volvo Cars’ Motorsport department” says Thomas Neri, Team
Manager for the Volvo S60 Racing Team. He continues: “Our main
objective is to get up to speed and to compete well in the various
heats. Next season we hope to put our own in-house developed engine in
the car.”


of origin
Introduced 2010




Configuration V6
Location Mid,
longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium
block and head
Displacement 3.5
liter / 213.6 cu in
Valvetrain 4
valves / cylinder, DOHC
Aspiration Naturally




Chassis/body silhouette
body on steel tubular space-frame
wishbones, 3-way adjustable shock absorbers
Brakes ventilated
discs, all-round
Gearbox 6
speed Sequential
Drive Rear
wheel drive




Power 410
bhp / 306 KW
Torque 412
Nm / 304 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
BHP/Liter 117
bhp / liter








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