For $18k You Can Have IPD’s S60 450hp Project Car

IPD 2011 S60 Project Car

Now’s your chance to own one of ipd’s most unique project cars. ipd’s 2011 S60 T6 AWD has thousands of dollars in upgrades. Everything has been customized from the ground up. This project started at Galpin Auto Sports in California. GAS painted the exterior in their custom pastel blue paint. They outfitted the S60 with […]

Fast LPT — 2007 XC70 Meets a Stage 3 Tune!

Fast Friday Volvo Performance and Tuning

To start on the project, we headed over to Portland Speed Industries’ Dynojet chassis dynamometer to get some baseline numbers and to verify that all the stage 0 items had been completed. Starting with a solid foundation is key; it is absolutely imperative to go through the vehicle and make sure all wear items are in OEM new condition or better before trying to make additional power. This is so important to the performance of these cars that the Volvo community has coined a term for it: Stage 0. Thanks to diligent maintenance by CKA motorsports the XC arrived prepped and ready for some upgrades!

What Is Stage 0?

Stcc Race 1 Ring Knutstorp 24 Maj 2014, Fredrik Ekblom, Volvo Polestar, Stcc,

Stage 0 means to get your Volvo’s critical systems as close to new as you can get, or alternately, to get your Volvo’s components replaced or rebuilt in all areas that can cause problems.

It’s done to increase reliability, economy, in preparation for performance modifications, or all three.