So what if your job working at the local coffee hut can only swing you an old Volvo for your daily driver? Swedish hoons are here to tell you that being stuck with your hoopty doesn't mean you can't have a little fun.
We've seen V8lvos here before on Nice Price or Crack Pipe, and for some reason, they always seem to be blue. Today's is no exception, however its claimed 290-whp does seem pretty exceptional.
Given the Volvo 240's excellent LeMons performance, you might assume that all Volvos would do well. Not so! The 740s and 940s and other brickish machines haven't fared particularly well, in spite of sharing plenty of components with the 240s. Why? You tell us!
Things used to be so much simpler for Volvo marketers: you talked about how sensible the Göteborg machines were, how reliable… and, above all, how safe. Maybe shake up car buyers by implying that they'd better get their life insurance in order before driving one of those dangerous cars- you know, the kind that don't…
We saw a Volvo 240Chero not long ago, and a very sanitary job it was. But say you want a Volvo cartruck and don't want to spend the kind of money that gets you something that looks like it came that way from Göteborg- what then? Why, scrape together $499 and buy this '87 Volvo 740 Turbo that's already had Step One (of…
The Swedish nuts at Hedberg and Streetpower released another video of their batshit Volvo 740 in action. They've apparently tweaked 530 horepower and 527 ft-lbs of torque out of this particular brick, which we first featured back in the early days of Jalopnik hoonage. They're not bad behind the wheel, either.