Since the previous posting on a few concept versions of the Volvo C30 by tuners got some pretty positive feedback, I’ve decided to showcase a few tune-up concepts by Volvo tuners. This is Heico Sportiv’s Heico HS4 Odin Concept car, based on the new Volvo S40. Heico created this blue beast to show at the 2005 Essen Motor Show, slapping on some nice bodykits as well as tuning up the car’s 2.5 litre turbocharged T5 powerplant. More details after the jump.
The body of the Heico HS4 Odin Concept is a lightened 1,250kg Volvo S40, but it’s inline-5 2.5 litre powerplant is from the Volvo S60/V70 R. Equipped with a larger BorgWarner turbocharger with a higher boost of 1.2 bar as compared to the original’s 1.0 bar, the Heico HS4 Odin Concept has a respectable 335bhp at 6,000rpm and 498Nm of torque at 4,500rpm under it’s hood. In stock form, the T5 engine makes about 220hp and 320Nm of torque.
To cool down the more aggresive forced induction, Heico installed a high flow intercooler, mounted at the front bumper for all to see. There is also an additional wastegate. The exhaust system is a stainless steel 3″ pipe which ends at the rear of the car with four nice shiny muffler tips. With these specs, those who love the sounds of turbines spooling and wastegates opening can expect the car to sound really really good in an aftermarket way.
The car is front wheel drive, using lighter and stronger GKN driveshafts and CV joints to transmit the increased power to the wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. Brakes have been upgraded to Heico four-piston calipers gripping 320mm rotors. The big brakes are hidden behind Heico Sportive Evolution V 20 inch sports wheels wrapped with Continental SportContact-2 rubber in 245/35/R20 size. The suspension system is a combination of KW dampers and Eibach springs.
The Heico HS4 Odin Concept goes from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 260km/h. Volvos are now so much more desirable to the younger buyer. I like how Heico used the official Volvo font for the HS4 Odin decals on the sides of the car. Oh, and in case you’re wondering what Odin means – Odin is actually the Norse god of wisdom, war, battle and death. Norse is basically Scandinavian mythology.