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ARD’s S70 Bare Metal Build

Check out this Bare Metal Build

Watch with your own eyes as ARD’s talented and resourceful owner Lucky takes a blown-up S70 and strips its engine down to bare metal, and builds it into a forged, 20T-turbo monster.

  • forged pistons
  • forged rods
  • 20T turbo
  • limited slip differential from Quaife
  • M56 manual transmission from a donor Volvo
  • N/A cams
  • Green injectors
  • R exhaust manifold
  • new accessories

We installed an R exhaust manifold and 20T billet turbo with 11 blade turbine wheel for a solid midrange monster. This is after all a street car so midrange spool and power delivery is important.

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ARD’s S70 Bare Metal Build
ARD’s S70 Bare Metal Build Part 2

About The S70

When 1996 was coming to an end, a new Volvo model was introduced, the Volvo S70.

The Volvo S70 was developed from the successful 850 models, which had been on the market since 1991.

The exterior of the new S70 showed softer styling than its predecessor, but still carried a strong Volvo identity. Inside the car, the dashboard was new as was most of the interior. In the area of safety a number of improvements were made.

The Volvo S70 was produced until 2000.

Technical Specifications

Model: S70
Variants: AWD, Classic, R
Produced: 1996 – 2000
Volume: 243078
Body: 4-door sedan
Engine: 5-cylinder in-line DOHC unit, 1,984 cc to 2,435 cc or 5-cylinder in-line 2,461 cc SOHC turbo-diesel
Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, FWD or AWD.
Brakes: Hydraulic, all-round disc brakes
Dimensions: Overall length 467 cm Wheelbase 267 cm

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