The V70 was a mid-sized wagon from Volvo, the V standing for Versatility and the 70 falling into Volvo's Ford ownership era naming standards, a basic designation for size. In the second generation (2000-2007) the standard V70 was a typical front-drive snoozer, but the R version was a real treat for enthusiasts, equipped with a 5-cylinder turbo engine, (optional 6-speed manual gearbox) and all-wheel-drive.
The V70R is powered by a 2.5 liter inline-5 B5254 engine that puts out 300 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque. Power is routed via a 5-speed auto to all four wheels and braking is accomplished via dinner plate sized Brembo brakes. Additional refinement can be found in the Öhlins designed 4C multi-mode suspension that allows the driver to select from a number of different driving modes for comfort and sportiness.
The interior of a V70R is a great place to spend time racking up miles at high speed, especially with that mysteriously Nordic blue leather lining the
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