lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
hp @ 6200 rpm
163.2 hp per liter
(from Volvo Press
Release) With three years of SEMA history behind it, Volvo
Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) is unleashing perhaps its wildest
concept vehicle yet for the 2005 show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Built in
conjunction with Volvo aftermarket specialists, ipd, the XC70 All
Terrain (AT) has been extensively modified to handle almost anything
terra firma can dish out.
Based on the production version 2005 Volvo XC70, this highly
modified one-off concept vehicle features an array of performance
and off-road upgrades and was inspired by the legendary Baja 1000
Mexican desert race. And like its racing brethren, the XC70 AT is
harnessed with a lot of horsepower under its hood.
The XC70 AT features a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine that is
normally found in the V70 R sport wagon. But where the V70 R makes
an impressive 300 horsepower, the XC70 AT, with its Garrett GT2835R
turbocharger and ipd/MTE Stage III software upgrade makes 408
horsepower at 6,200 rpm. Keeping the hot-blooded engine cool is an
Aquamist in-cylinder intercooling system and an extra large
top-mounted intercooler. Low restriction 3-inch stainless steel
exhaust pipes emit a husky sound that would be more familiar coming
from a Volvo XC90 V8.
Producing an amazing 398 lb-ft of torque at a low 4,000 rpm, the
XC70 AT uses the same 6-speed automatic transmission that is
standard in the XC90 V8 and the 2006 V70 R. Making sure all four
wheels get the most of the broad torque curve is Volvo’s legendary
fully automatic all-wheel-drive system by Haldex. If any tire slips
more than one-seventh of a rotation, Haldex automatically applies
torque to the tires with the most traction.
Even with all this power and torque, every desert racer has to stop
sometime. Thankfully the XC70 AT is fitted with the appropriate
equipment. The fully functioning ABS features huge 13-inch
cross-drilled Brembo rotors, each with 4-piston calipers. Aggressive
20x10-inch KMC XD wheels and 285/50-20 BF Goodrich All Terrain tires
chew through almost anything and add to the XC70 AT’s intimidating
New on the production XC70 for 2005 is Volvo’s remarkable Four-C
adaptive chassis ride system with Sport and Comfort modes. Taking
this concept to the next level, ipd developed a custom fully
independent air ride suspension offering 4-inches of adjustability
via dash-mounted buttons. Add in the ipd designed 4-inch lift kit
and the XC70 AT can ride up to 8 inches higher than the production
Volvo XC70. To keep body roll in check, ipd 25-mm front and 28-mm
rear anti-sway bars have been fitted.
Equally impressive outside, the XC70 AT features a brilliant orange
Saffron and Titanium paint scheme that pays homage to the stunning
Baja, Mexico sunsets. Ipd custom designed and fabricated the front
bumper (to conceal the 10,000-lb Warn winch), side cladding and
fender flares. On top, ipd custom made the rack with the fully
integrated high-output back-up lights and the light bar featuring
sunlight-bright PIAA 520 off-road lamps. Additional accessories
include a 1,000 generator, high-lift jack, spare jerry can and tire
and remote exterior battery terminal connections.
Given the XC70’s harsh environment, the interior is easy to clean
and befitting of Volvo’s premium brand image. The orthopedic
designed Volvo seats have been covered in ipd custom-designed
upholstery finished in a black and gray neoprene “wetsuit” material.
Brushed aluminum trim pieces normally found in the V70 R, replace
the production XC70’s wood trim pieces, giving the interior a
sporty, function appearance.
ipd was founded in 1963 and provides Volvo enthusiasts around the
world with performance parts & accessories for Volvo models from
1958 to 2006. Product development and R&D were started through 15
years of amateur and professional sports car racing (including
winning Volvo's first professional race in America in 1982). Today
ipd is the recognized leader in Volvo performance with over 40 years
of providing Volvo owners with legendary customer service, helpful
tech tips, full color catalogs and website. ipd has 22 employees and
serve customers world-wide from our 18,000 square-foot headquarters
in Portland Oregon.
VCNA, part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden,
provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training
support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and
oversees Volvo operations in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Volvo has been building cars with Safety in mind for over 75 years.
The 2006 Volvo Cars model line-up includes: the award-winning new
S40 and its wagon counterpart the all-new V50; the award-winning
XC90; the sporty S60 sedan – including the award-winning performance
sedan – S60 R and the performance wagon version – V70 R; the
flagship S80 luxury sedan; versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70
(Cross Country); and, the all-new C70 convertible.