The initiative of Heico Sportiv volvo tuning has had us completely baffled – the tuning brand has recently decided to honor one of its most important partners with a one off special edition car. The brand they’ve targeted is the famous tire maker Pirelli, while the car is a gorgeous Volvo V40.
The compact hatchback was garnished this way on the occasion of Pirelli’s 50 years of existence in Germany and a whopping 110 years of doing their business in Breuberg, where the Italian brand has a factory. They’ve been close partners since 2009. The Volvo V40 Pirelli Edition was fitted with a stunning-looking black paintjob with contrasting red stripes running under the doors and the front apron, alongside Pirelli badging. They’ve also added a front spoiler and a rear skirt that looks like a diffuser, with new quad tailpipes. The newborn car rides on 30 mm lowered suspension modules and a brand new set of alloy wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter, wrapped in 235/35R19 Pirelli P Zero tires.
With red touches on the sports steering wheel, handbrake handle and gear-shift. There’s also a new piano-black speedometer casing and central console, while the floor got garnished with velour floor mats with embossed tire-tread profiles. In addition, customers are able to opt for additional engine and fitting configurations. For example, the car we’ve featured sports a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine tuned to deliver 197 HP and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, considerably more than the original 148 HP and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque.
The results speak for themselves – the Volvo V40 T3 Pirelli Edition is able to sprint from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just around 7.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Compared to the stock car’s 8.8 seconds acceleration and 210 km/h (130 mph) top speed, it’s quite a lot better. Check out the gallery we’ve prepared for you!
Heico Sportiv has unveiled a new tuning program for the Volvo S60. The German tuner offers a front spoiler, a revised rear skirt (with a faux diffuser), and two sport exhaust systems (dual or four-tailpipe).
Other goodies include 18- to 20-inch VOLUTION wheels, aluminum pedals, and an aluminum gear shift knob. The performance side, Heico offers revised ECUs for the 2.0T and T6 engines. Thanks to the improved software, the 2.0T produces 297 PS (218 kW / 293 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque – an increase of 47 PS (35 kW / 46 hp) and 50 Nm (37 lb-ft).
On the other hand, the T6 boasts 330 PS (243 kW / 326 hp) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque. It allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).