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hp @ 3500 rpm
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(from Volvo Press Release)
Volvo C30 by Heico Sportiv and Burton Snowboards unleashed at 2006
Radically reborn and geared for outdoor adventure
Las Vegas, Nevada (October 31, 2006) – If the thought of crisp
mountain air, fresh powder and breathtaking vistas isn’t enough to
set your mind racing, the Volvo C30 concept by Heico Sportiv and
Burton Snowboards will. Customized, sport tuned and outfitted for
active lifestyles, this one-of-a-kind show car embodies the
snowboarding spirit of living life to the fullest.
This cool ride is aimed at driving enthusiasts who are just as
passionate about their cars as they are about the great outdoors.
Never willing to settle for the norm, their quest for adventure
knows no bounds. Conquering the halfpipe, pushing the limits at
board parks or heading for the backcountry is what it’s all about.
Since their clothing, choice of music and attitude defy convention,
so too does this spin on Volvo’s new sport compact.
Heico, the premier Volvo tuner in Europe, partnered with Burton
Snowboards, the world's leading snowboard company, for the C30
project. The cargo compartment is tricked out with an integrated
snowboard storage system complete with boot, helmet and gear storage
units. 2008 Burton Vapor snowboards, C60 bindings and SL-10 boots
will also be showcased with the concept car. Custom blue LED
lighting makes the gear glisten in the dark like so many snowflakes
on a moonlit winter night.
At home on the switchbacks or the road to the slopes, the Heico/Burton
C30 concept is part Paris-Dakar raider, part efficient weekend gear
hauler and part stylish, sporty performer. It wears a Heico-Ice
7-stage pearl-effect paint scheme with a wicked “camo” theme.
Heico’s custom fabricated full body kit adds a unique front fascia
with “cornering” fog lights, a sport grille, side skirts and fender
flares plus a rear skirt with integrated diffuser panel.
Heico energized the C30’s powerplant with an extra rush of
adrenaline. Volvo’s 2.5-liter Euro-spec engine is fitted with
performance enhancements including a modified Borg-Warner turbo and
wastegate and air-to-air intercooler with electronically adjusted
water injection, all managed by Heico’s power upgrade ECU. Spent
exhaust gases are routed through a Metal racing catalyst mated to
Heico’s stainless steel sport exhaust finished with quad-tip pipes.
With an estimated 300 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of
torque on tap, long drives to the wilderness are transformed from a
routine chore to an extreme sport. When the traffic clears,
downshift the 6-speed manual gearbox, put the pedal to the metal and
ear-to-ear grins are guaranteed. Of course, Volvo recommends that
the driver observe all posted speed limits.
Right out of the box, the stock C30 channels the engine’s torque to
the front wheels. Thinking outside the box, Heico transformed the
show car to full-time all-wheel drive. By no means is this a
slam-dunk conversion. Serious engineering work was needed to get it
Heico collaborated with the pros at Haldex of Sweden, world-renown
for their track record as an OEM supplier of AWD components to Volvo
Cars. The C30 concept is fitted with electronically controlled AWD
with custom software integration that automatically transfers more
power to the wheels with the best grip. The benefits on slippery
surfaces are obvious, yet AWD also improves handling on completely
Active enthusiasts expect flexibility as well as performance. So
this special C30 is decked out with front and rear Heico coil-over
suspension that’s adjustable for ride height. Carving corners with
glee while turning heads in the process is the job of Volution® 8 x
18-inch sport alloy wheels shod with Toyo R888 245/40R-18 tires. In
between the action, scope out the custom designed Heico pattern on
Because all good rides have to come to an end, stomping on the
binders brings the C30 to a stop with authority. The brakes feature
Heico 4-piston calipers with 320mm custom vented and slotted rotors
in front and 285mm kits in the back. A vibrant blue hue has been
applied to the calipers for a totally rad look.
The cabin has the look and feel of premium quality materials.
Modified Volvo sport bucket seats are trimmed with handcrafted
“Lugano” leather in black and alpaca gray hides with gray stitching
and embossed with the Burton logo. Heico further enhanced the
interior with its aluminum sport pedals and footrest, shift knob,
e-brake handle, door pin set and floor mats. The thick-rimmed
steering wheel with auxiliary controls is trimmed to match the seat
The real kicker is the custom leather center console featuring
integrated iPOD™ and MOTO Q units plus Motorola Bluetooth hands-free
system. Volvo’s Premium Sound System delivers 650 watts through 10
Dynaudio® speakers. Dolby® Pro Logic II Surround sound reproduces
audio tracks with such clarity it’s like taking your favorite band
along for an awesome journey to the slopes.
Heico Sportiv was founded outside of Frankfurt, Germany in 1995. It
has grown to become Europe’s leading Volvo tuning firm. Heico has
the longest running history of endurance racing featuring Volvo cars
spanning 12 years. This serves as the engineering basis for offering
high-quality components for Volvo road cars. Please refer to
www.heicosportivna.com for more information.
VCNA provides marketing, sales, service, technology and training to
Volvo automobile retailers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto
Rico. For more information on specific production vehicles or
special vehicles please refer to the Volvo Cars of North America,
LLC public relations website at: www.volvocars-pr.com.
About Burton Snowboards
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of
his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of
snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its
grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts and its team
of top snowboarders. In 1996, Burton began growing its family of
brands to include board sports equipment and apparel brands.
Privately held and owned by Jake, Burton’s headquarters are in
Burlington, Vermont with international offices in Innsbruck, Austria
and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit www.burton.com.