Volvo brings five new concepts to SEMA
Volvo XC70 Surf Rescue
Designed around the lifeguard vehicles seen driving up beaches, the XC70 SR rides atop a 5in lift-suspension, oversized tires and heavily modified body panels. Inside is a full compliment of life-saving equipment and custom rescue surfboards. The 3.2L engine produces 235hp transferred through all four wheels via Volvo’s electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system.
Heico Sportiv S80 T6 High Performance Concept
The S80 T6 HPC features a 350hp E85 bioethanol T6 engine mated to an all-wheel-drive system. Its exterior features a unique seven layer “metal effect” paint scheme, while inside is a fully custom blue leather interior with a sweeping aluminum center stack that arcs seamlessly from the top of the instrument panel to the rear bucket-style seats.
Heico Sportiv C30
Similar to the XC70 SR, the Heico C30 is inspired by surfing; this time from the unique surf pattern inlay found on the C30’s aluminum center stack. The car also features a lowered stance, a fully custom body kit with integrated spoilers and larger air ducts. Final output from the engine stands at 300hp, brought about by the addition of a larger turbocharger and quad tailpipe exhaust system.
Built as a successor to the Caresto Hot Rod that made its debut at last year’s SEMA show, the Caresto C70 features 278hp powertrain and distinctive paint scheme. The interior has been completely redone featuring hand stitched chestnut leather. Body modifications include new front and rear bumpers with distinctive brushed aluminum inserts around the fog lights and custom exhaust ports.
Caresto Hot Rod
First shown at last year’s SEMA show, the Caresto Hot Rod was so well received Volvo decided to show it again. Completely hand assembled from aluminum and carbon fiber, the Caresto Hot Rod features many Volvo parts, including the mid-engine 311hp V8 engine.