Heico Sportiv has released a preview of their Volvo V40-based racer.
Motorsports team and Volvo's official partner for road car customization in Germany, Heico Sportiv, has released the first image of their V40 racecar. This is the first racer based on the new V40 and it features a tuning kit alluded to by the company in a pair of sketches. The first thing Heico did with their V40 was add an aerodynamic body kit. It features a front splitter, rear diffuser and huge rear wing and prominent wheel arches. An upgraded suspension and exhaust are equipped to handle the demands of the track.
The Volvo V40 racer features a racing version of its 5-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, good for 300hp and a solid 443 lb-ft of torque. Heico says that the racer will run on bio-diesel, emphasizing their commitment to "Green Racing." Ironic, seeing as how they want to give it its racing debut next year at the Green Hell during the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race.