Volvo Launches Three Ocean Race Limited Edition Vehicles

For the first time in the history of Volvo’s Ocean Race, the Swedish automaker has launched a series of three limited edition models dedicated to this grueling sailing adventure. All models have reportedly been designed with the sailing theme in mind, thus presenting design details inspired by life on board a boat.

The Volvo Ocean Race Editions will be available to order in the UK for the new Volvo V60, XC60 and XC70 from April 2011, with customer cars expected to be delivered in July 2011. However, engine availability and pricing have yet to be announced.

There will also be other markets receiving the models, including Germany, Sweden and Italy. Other countries outside Europe that will be involved in the race will also sell the Ocean Race Editions.

Customers will be able to choose from two exterior colors, namely Volvo Ocean Blue II or Electric Silver. Aluminum wheels, chromed detailing and the Volvo Ocean Race emblem on the front wings round off the exterior look.

Interior highlights include sail-inspired leather upholstery in off-black and soft beige, with embossed Volvo Ocean Race Logo on the backrest of the front seats. In addition, there are also textile floor mats with clew-inspired (lower corner of a sail) details in aluminum and the tread plate in aluminum is embossed with the text "Volvo Ocean Race". Finally, the Human Machine Interface start-up display shows the Volvo Ocean Race logo and text.

“Three of Volvo's models will be available in the UK with this special Ocean Race inspired specification, allowing customers to own a piece of Volvo's involvement in the world's most challenging of sailing events,”
a company statement reads.

The Swedish automaker estimates it will sell about 7,500 Volvo Ocean Race Editions cars globally.
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