We don't know about you, but we're tired of waiting for Volvo to build an S40 R to take on the new smugness from Audi or the old-new smugness of Bimmer's tri-serial sportsters. Weiterstadt, Germany's Heico Sportiv took matters into their hot little hands, creating the HS4 Odin show car. The Odin — standing up to both Norse legend and corresponding Ron Burgundy exclamation — has a T5 powertrain lifted from the S60 R and a big-ass Borg Warner turbo kit (among other tweaks) allowing it to peak out at 335 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. European Car drove all $150,000 of it on the unrestricted autobahn. Tip of the cap to you as well, Miss Corningstone.
Brute Volvo - Heico HS4 Odin [European Car]
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