Six-Wheeled Volvo XC60 Stops Traffic In Sweden

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A six-wheeled Volvo sighting isn't an everyday occurrence.

Ever since Mercedes-Benz introduced the absurd G63 AMG 6X6, parts of the gearhead community have become obsessed with the idea of six-wheelers. Vehicles like the V8-powered Apocalypse Warlord let people live out their Mad Max fantasies but, with a starting price of $250,000, it's not exactly affordable. So, instead of forking out copious sums of money, one six-wheel aficionado has decided to convert their perfectly sensible Volvo XC60 into a road-going monster.

Captured by a YouTuber at a car meet in Sweden, the red Volvo appears to have been expertly converted. Despite plenty of eye-catching machinery, the custom Volvo stole the show as it rolled down the street rather menacingly. From the front, it appears to be a perfectly sensible last-gen XC60 R-Design. However, from the B-pillar onwards, things start to change drastically.

The bodywork has been expertly crafted into a bed, with the four rear wheels neatly positioned at the rear. The Volvo's signature taillights have had to be chopped in half to accommodate the new rear end, which boasts a bed cover. Other than the dramatically altered rear, additional modifications include a front-mounted bull bar and a prominent light bar on the roof.

Unfortunately, there aren't many details available about the six-wheeled Volvo. The old XC60 was made available with a rather potent 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 300 horsepower. As standard, this model was equipped with all-wheel drive. We're not sure whether this particular creation retains the standard setup or has been modified to drive the extra axle. If so, it must have been a complex (and expensive) job to undertake.

Even with the most powerful engine and sporty R-Design styling, the XC60 wasn't (and still isn't) the toughest-looking SUV out there. It's a sophisticated and subtle motor vehicle for those who want a well-made, safe, and comfortable family hauler. Perhaps the owner has an affinity for the brand but, then again, this eye-catching truck was spotted in Sweden - the home of Volvo.

Ridiculous it may be, it's not the wildest six-wheeler we've seen in recent weeks. For some unknown reason, someone decided to convert a Rolls-Royce Phantom to accommodate six wheels. Unlike the Volvo seen here, the Roller boasts a matte black paint job, chunky off-road tires, and extended wheel arches.

Whatever the motivation may be, it's always great to see a unique build based upon an unlikely contender - especially if it's done properly. As we've seen, it's often a case of a good idea, but poor execution.

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