With 350 horsepower on tap, it could also be the quickest.
Volvo's German high-performance partner Heico Sportiv has revealed its V40 T5 HPC, designed as a series-producible vehicle. The Heico Performance Car is based on the all-wheel-drive Volvo V40CC and comes with a performance kit that significantly upgrades the turbocharger, exhaust system, intercooler and charge-air system, and that also includes the tuner's e.motion system and new speedpack. The result is a bump in output from 254 hp and 266 lb-ft to 320 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.
Activating the water-ethanol injection system via an illuminated stainless-steel button on the center console further boosts output to 350 hp. The button illuminates green for 320 hp, blue when the exhaust flaps are open and flashes blue when 350 hp is on tap. This latter mode enables the V40 HPC to reach 62 mph in 5.6 secs en route to a 165 mph top speed, making it the fastest, most powerful Volvo V40 in the world (probably). Keeping all the power in check are a set of chassis upgrades including a new sport suspension, a special cross-brace, a six-piston sport brake system and 19-inch Volution VII Diamond-Cut Black alloys. The car has also been lowered by 30 mm.
Visually, the V40 HPS wears a Matt Toxic Green wrap with black strips and a Heico body kit consisting of a front spoiler and rear skirt. Inside it boasts a sports steering wheel with fixed paddle shifters, Recaro sports seats, while the cabin has been trimmed in green-stitched leather, Alcantara, piano black, aluminum and stainless-steel. There are no plans to build the car but if the demand is there, Heico has the capacity for a series run of the V40 T5 HPC. Prices for individual components will be published in due course.