A Naughty Volvo Indeed | Autopia


Volvo’s been pimping the S60 as the “Naughty Volvo” in an effort to shed its reputation for safe, reliable but unexciting cars. The jury’s out on whether it’s working, even if the S60 is a sweet ride, but the guys at K-PAX Racing don’t need convincing. They’re taking an S60 to the track.

The team, which started racing in 2007 and won the World Challenge GT manufacturers’ and drivers’ championship last year, will defend its title with a pair of S60s. They’ll introduce them at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah during the fourth race of the season. Until then, we’ve got but a single rendering to whet our appetite.

“For the first three races, we’ll run the body style that took us to last year’s championships,” team owner Jim Haughey said. “Once fans see the new cars, I think they’ll be very impressed.”

No word on what’s under the racer’s bodywork, but the S60 leaves the factory with all-wheel-drive and a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V6.

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