Biodiesel Race Car by Heico Previews Volvo V40 Mods

Volvo V40 by Heico Sportiv 1 photo
Photo: Heico Sportiv
Due on sale in July, the V40 is a very important car for Volvo, a company which has suffered from the lack of a Focus-sized hatchback to take the fight to its more premium rivals, like the new Audi A3 or the new A-Class from Mercedes.
It will also try to steal sales away from the Golf and Focus, by attracting those people who were planning on getting a high-spec version of one of those cars, and giving them the choice of a premium car. Swedish car tuners Heico Sportiv, from Germany, are showing off several mods for the upcoming V40, by making a racing version of it, but it doesn’t run on what you’d expect a racing car to.

The car’s 2.4-liter 5-cylinder diesel engine has been uprated and now produces 300-hp, while running on tree-friendly biodiesel. The list of modifications includes a full-body aerodynamic kit, with very decently flared wheelarches, lowered bumpers and side skirts, rear diffuser and a properly racing-like wing on the back, all complimented by the car's green livery.

The Heico Sportiv V40 previews the modifications which will be available for the buyers of the standard car, when it’s going to be launched for the public to buy.
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