Sunday, December 31, 2006
Movies, Pop culture
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
"THE VOLVO XC90 V8 SPORT
Exhilarating performance. Distinctive styling. Outstanding comfort. The XC90 V8 SPORT has all that– and attitude. Here are just a few performance features that give this vehicle its bold and dynamic demeanor:
311-hp 4.4 liter V8
McPherson spring strut front suspension
Sport calibrated steering for a precise feel
High ground clearance to traverse rough surfaces
LUXURY, WITH AN EDGE The interior of the Volvo XC90 V8 SPORT, with unique Sport Graphite leather seats and special styling accents delivers a sense of confidence that must be experienced first-hand.
LEGENDARY VOLVO SAFETY The Volvo XC90 V8 SPORT’s high-traction road-holding ability comes via stiffer anti-roll bars, unique, sports-tuned chassis and sophisticated stability control technologies. The result is a vehicle that feels quick and responsive, yet composed and purposeful. We'd like to encourage you to take a test drive at your earliest convenience."
Thursday, December 21, 2006
"The Volvo FM can now be on a Christmas card straight to you – from Hong Kong
Visitors and residents of Hong Kong can now post letters or postcards with the Volvo FM as a motif. Postal authorities have recently released an entire series of postage stamps with motifs of different vehicles used in official service.
The former British crown colony would like to use this series of stamps to draw attention to the important role that different vehicles play in making Hong Kong a good and safe place in which to live. In addition to the Volvo FM12, a bus, a fire truck, a helicopter, a police motorcycle, and a boat have been depicted on the six postage stamps included in the series.
The truck is used by Customs authorities in Hong Kong, and is specially fitted with x-ray equipment used in searching through containers. It has been in use since April of 2004.
The denomination of the postage stamp with the Volvo truck is HKD 1.80 (= approx. SEK 1.65)."
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
This video has been on YouTube for a while. I can't figure out why it's popular except for the comments indicating that most people are pissed off that this Volvo is being abused. I guess I sort of agree since the owner appears to be not taking much care of it.
Movies, Pop culture
Friday, December 15, 2006
I've had the 100,000 mile high mileage medallion for a few weeks now. However, I haven't figured out where to put it on the car. On my 240 I put it inside the car on the glove compartment. It worked out well because passengers could check it out and it also was very visible (inside the car). It sparked a lot of conversation.
On my V70, things are different. At first I was thinking of the glove compartment again but after thinking about it some more I thought it would be too close to the airbags. I wouldn't want the medallion to turn into a piece of shrapnel in the event of an airbag deployment; the medallion might get caught. Next, I thought of the back of the car near the license plate. There is a nice flat area right next to the plate. It would be very visible too. I scrapped that idea because I didn't want to stick the medallion right on the paint. The front grill might be a good spot too. I'm not sure how well it would stick though since the grill is curved and the surface is not solid. The medallion would also restrict the cooling airflow a little too.
Someone must have some placement tips? Any ideas... and be nice, ha!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
"Just a few weeks after the Volvo C30’s global unveiling at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Volvo Cars, in conjunction with three aftermarket tuning companies, unleashed the ultimate expressions of free will at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The three cars, all highly modified iterations of the production Volvo C30, are the separate visions of Evolve Cars, Heico Sportiv and Burton Snowboards and IPD. These cars represent what could be the ultimate dream cars for the young active audience. "These three cars will definitely spark a lot of interest in the C30 and there is no better place to show them off than the SEMA show,” commented Hans Krondahl, Executive Vice President, Marketing, for Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA).
Built purely as design concepts and prototypes, each tuner took a decidedly different take on what the ultimate Volvo C30 could be. Volvo supplied each company a production C30 T5 with a six speed manual transmission and gave them only one rule to follow: all Volvo safety features must remain functional. Other than that, they were free to let their imaginations run wild. Additional photos and information on all three SEMA Volvo C30s, along with information about the production car, may be found here. Here is just a glimpse of what each car is about:
The Evolve C30 is the ultimate street performer and track star with motorsports technology throughout. Horsepower is the name of the game here, with 507 stampeding ponies thundering through all four massive tires. Sophisticated race-inspired suspension, gigantic brakes and a screaming yellow high gloss paint scheme over wild body lines highlight the Evolve C30. Sequential twin turbos, exotic exhaust plumbing and an advanced heat exchanger promise eye-popping performance from this dream C30. Inside are highly bolstered seats, a safety structure and custom leather touches.
Heico Sportiv/Burton Snowboard C30
A joint collaboration between German tuner Heico Sportiv and Burton Snowboards, this C30 promises those with an active lifestyle the ultimate lifestyle vehicle. Fully drivable with 300 horsepower and factory electronically controlled all-wheel drive, this dream C30 features a height adjustable suspension, custom cut Toyo tires and an incredibly complex six layer camouflage paint job that will let the car blend into the mountain environment while still turning heads on the road. Inside, there's a portable GPS system and gleaming 2008 Burton snowboards and boots.
High tech and high style come through in the International Product Development (IPD) SEMA C30, all draped in the colors of the Swedish flag. Producing 384 horsepower, the IPD C30 retains its factory front-drive layout and puts its best foot forward by offering up plenty of electronic fun and a thoroughly custom fabricated interior, highlighted by a touch screen in the floating center stack and a heads-up instrument display. But the icing on the cake is the fully functioning gull-wing style doors."
Thursday, December 07, 2006
I haven't figured out what exactly he's saying but it's not hard to guess that he's introducing this spiffy new yellow truck. One can only imagine the years that lay ahead of this truck, jamming all over Peru, Central America and South America, delivering and hauling all sorts of things. Pretty exciting!
Movies, Pop Culture
Tuesday, December 05, 2006