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2002 Volvo S60 Challenge - Mr Sweden
(This page has been prepared by the owner of this car, German member MR-Tuning )


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Meeting the Challenge — The Volvo S60 Challenge

There is a new racing series on Swedish tracks, the Volvo S60 Challenge, with which talented drivers can compete for points, places, and trophies with factory-converted sedans. Since the performance of the vehicles in question has not taken off into the stratosphere, they will be fine for street driving after certain modifications. Obviously, this makes for an attractive challenge for any ambitious performance tuner.

This challenge has been taken up and met with flying colours by the well-known company MR Sweden Motorsport of Lübeck, Germany. Together with his Swedish cooperation partners, owner Marcus Reumann and his team have put together a car that far surpasses the original model in performance. But the differences to the vehicles of the S60 Challenge series were consciously restricted to the technical area. As far as appearance goes, Reumann kept as close to the design of the racing series as motor vehicle laws allow. The dominant feature is clearly the massive rear racing wing with its down-turned outer edges. Just as prominent is the racing front spoiler. The front spoiler boasts extra openings in its lower part that allow cooling air to stream through to the brake system. The racing design is rounded off with matching side sills. Finally, an extra touch is given by the headlight covers painted to match the colour of the car.

The almost completely factory-furnished interior is upgraded optically by a multiple-piece decor set in the style of piano lacquer. In this case, there are also alternative wood styles available.


On the technical side, the Lübeck team has taken a giant leap forward. Thanks to expensive special components and a lot of work, the newly installed bank of five cylinders now churns out 261 kw / 355 hp instead of the standard 250 hp. Torque increases from 330 Nm to 470 Nm. This achievement is the result of a whole bundle of changes. First, by means of special software, the electronic motor management was altered, so that, among other things, boost can build up to 1.4 bar. A new turbocharger, larger fuel injectors, special sparkplugs, an “optiflow” sports air filter together with the optimization of the air intake, all see to it that the motor is able to strut its stuff. A further contribution to the high performance level is made by a three-inch stainless steel exhaust pipe from the catalytic converter that ends in a 70-millimeter stainless steel sports tailpipe.


The performance is impressive, as one would expect. The 100 kph barrier is reached after just under 6 seconds, and acceleration doesn’t stop till 260 kph, at which point the motor is doing 6000 rpm in fifth gear.

It goes without saying that chassis and brake system are up to the challenge they face from a performance level of this calibre. The specially developed sports chassis lowers the Volvo S60 by 35 millimetres. The racing brake system boasts 365-millimeter discs and four-piston callipers made by the noted manufacturer Brembo. There’s room for them on the large aluminium wheels in 8 x 18 format, which are fitted with 235/40-18 sized tires. Noteworthy is also the reinforced buttress that holds the front end steady when a more aggressive driving style is employed.

Prices:

  • The motor upgrade with special software, a new turbocharger in exchange, larger fuel injectors, special sparkplugs, an “optiflow” sports air filter, optimized air intake, the three-inch stainless steel sports exhaust pipe, and the 70-millimeter sports tailpipe runs to €5,550.00

  • The three-inch stainless steel exhaust pipe from the catalytic converter costs €997.03.

  • The high performance brake system complete will set you back €3,200.00.

  • The sports chassis comes to €1,150.00.

  • The wheel set can be had starting at €2,000.00.

  • The spoiler set including the headlight covers amounts to €1,300.00.

  • The “piano lacquer” decor set goes for €235.00.

All prices include VAT and are without installation. Allow about two working days for the upgrade.

MR Sweden Motorsport
Marcus Reumann

Rapsacker 2, D-23556 Lübeck, Germany
Telephone: +49-451- 80 90 0 90
Telefax: +49-451- 89 85 12
Email: info@mr-tuning.de

Website: www.mr-sweden-motorsport.de


 

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