Somehow or rather, Volvo has always been associated to old geezers instead of being one of the options of modded rides. Nevertheless, there are those speedsters who realized Volvo’s potential as a souped-up speed demons. VOCM started out of a humble beginning back in 2002 as most of the clubs were with a meet-up of Volvo owners at Awan Besar Rest Area.
As it was the era of forum, BRICKS.my was formed and not before long the club’s name was changed to VOCM (Volvo Owners Club Malaysia). But then, we’re not talking about the club but this particular black beauty that we shot months if not a year back when they had a meet-up in Shah Alam Go-Kart track as they had a go against each other in the open-wheelers.
We spotted the ride amidst of more than hundreds of Volvo of different models parked a day before at one of their panel workshop situated by MRR2 near the SHELL Petrol station in Taman Melawati. It’s not that there were not enough good rides to be featured hence we only picked a handful of ’em but it was the other way way around as there were only a handful of Traffic crews around while there were almost 100 modded Volvos to choose from.
The exterior of the S60 T5 was enhanced with the Heico Elevate touches and to top it all up, a set of Titan 19″ wheels supporting the chassis. The stance was managed to be set perfectly low with the use of Koni adjustables and Eibach springs. It was that simple to have a ride worth the viewing pleasure every when you wake up, take a bath and pamper yourself to work, regardless of how congested the roads are in Kuala Lumpur.
Do not be fooled by the looks, as ASSixty packs quite a muscle underneath the facade. A mix and match of these and that takes it to a healthy 270 horsies all ready to stride up to 260km/h whenever it’s needed. And yet, it’s still on stock 5-speed auto tranny. I just can’t imagine the monster’s that would be unleashed if it’s on a manual T5R tranny. It’s already a monster just with its current modification. Now… now… who says Volvo are for those almost-expired people?
ASSixty T5’s Technical Specification:
Engine: 2.3ltr T5 engine, 5 Cylinders, ported & polished head, lightened cam pulley, S60 2.0T cams, 18T Turbo, HKS external wastegate, 3″ downpipe, HKS SQV blow off valve, standard throttle body, K&N open pod air filter, Aquamist water injection, NGK R Plugs, 255 Walbro fuel pump, custom Carbon look 3″ rear muffler, Volvo Performance strut bar, external oil cooler, 270 bhp, 260km/h top speed, 0-100km/h below 9.5sec
Tranny: Factory 5-speed auto
Interior: Shadow boost meter
Rolling Stocks: Titan 19″ wheels wrapped in Dunlop SP 235/40/19
Suspension: Koni adjustables with Eibach springs
Exterior: custom Honeycomb grille, alloy bonnet, Heico Elevate custom front and rear bumper, Heico Elevate side skirts, Heico Elevate spoiler, Black tint, Super Black paintjob
ICE: Stock headunit, JBL front speakers, 3-way JBL rear speakers, JBL 2-channel amplifier
words: Hage’ pix: Al-Mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad