Classic Iron: Volvo 242 Group A Race Car (w/ Video)

Volvo’s WTCC championship-winning Volvo Polestar S60 underscores the fact that Volvo can offer a premium performance experience on par with anything else on the market, but successful Volvos are, of course, nothing new. Volvos have been winning touring car races for more than thirty years, and one of those historic Volvo race cars is currently…

Volvo Cyan are Your New Touring Car Champions

Thanks to a number of dominating drives and an incredible win at the series finale at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit yesterday, Volvo Polestar Cyan Racing driver Thed Björk is your new 2017 WTCC champion! It’s an incredible achievement- made even more so because it happened three years early. “We entered the championship last year with…

Classic Iron: 1961 Hoyt Volvo Belly Tank Racer (25 Photos)

Here’s one you probably haven’t seen before! Built by US Air Force pilot Albert Hoyt in 1961, this aluminum belly tank racer competed in a number of SCCA events throughout the early 60s. And now, this little piece of Volvo history is for sale. Motoring Investments is listing the “Only one in the world!” special…

Be Thankful For This Volvo LeMans Racing Concept

Psalm 100:4 – Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Here in the ‘States, it’s Thanksgiving weekend. It’s one of America’s favorite holidays, and- for many- it’s a time to reflect on the people, places, and things that make life better. Today,…

Natural Born Thriller: Volvo T6 Polestar Engine

Almost all of the engines found in your favorite racing cars started life as street car engines. That is the usual process, but Volvo reversed it with the 362 HP, 2.0L T6 4 cyl. found in the most recent Volvo Polestar S60 and V60 models. It’s an unusual approach, but one that’s reaped many rewards-…

Volvo Announces V90 CC Ocean Race (32 Photos)

Volvo Cars Celebrates Start of Volvo Ocean Race and Supports Fight Against Ocean Plastics with Special V90 Cross Country Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today reveals a special, limited edition version of its award-winning V90 Cross Country all-road estate to celebrate the start of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race. Buyers of the car will…

Video: Volvo S60 Makes the Greatest Pass in Racing

Sure, he’s not driving for Volvo anymore, but Australian V8 super car driver Scott McLaughlin has a history of making incredibly brave passes stick. You can watch the incredible pass he put on the five-time series champion in his debut race here, but that wasn’t the greatest pass in racing. The pass I’m talking about…

400HP Mitsubishi-powered Volvo Amazon (w/ Video)

Volvo’s 122S Amazon is becoming more and more popular as a platform for hot rods and restomods, with everything from turbocharged BMW V8s to Dodge Viper V10s finding their way under the cars’ hoods. This Amazon continues the Amazon trend- with a 400+ HP Mitsubishi 4G63 engine! Built by Brian Block, this track-ready Volvo Amazon’s…

Volvo Iron Knight: World’s Fastest Truck (w/ Video)

With more than 2,400 HP on tap, there was no way Volvo’s specially built, high-performance Iron Knight racing truck was ever going to be slow. Just how fast it is, however, might still come as a bit of a surprise. Last year, Volvo brought out a team from the FIA to establish, officially, just how…

Turbocharged, V8, AWD 1967 Volvo Amazon

For the people on the outside looking in, car culture can seem like a strange thing. For the people that get it, however, nothing is quite as exciting as seeing a project car like this one: an all-wheel drive, turbocharged, V8-powered 1967 Volvo Amazon. Built by Filip Malm and photographed by Speedhunters’ Dino Dalle Carbonare,…

Volvo Polestar S60 Dominates at Nürburgring (w/ Video)

Any race at the storied Nürburgring is going to be special- but this weekend’s WTCC double-header turned out to be the best race result ever for Polestar Cyan Racing. How good was this weekend for Volvo’s go-fast division? Try a double victory, a championship lead in bo the drivers’ and constructors’ championships, and a fresh…

Volvo Polestar S60 Epic Monza Finish (w/ Video)

The last lap of the 2017 touring car race at Monza produced one of the closest finishes in the history of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Who came out ahead, though? Was it the Volvo Polestar Cyan Racing S60 or the Honda Castrol GTX Civic Si? Check out the exciting race highlight video, below,…

2017 WTCC Series Kicks Off in Morocco

Morocco will host the start of the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) season this weekend for Polestar Cyan Racing with drivers Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg- all keen to make an immediate impact on the challenging streets of Circuit Moulay El Hassan. What’s new at Volvo Cyan Racing The goal to…

Volvo Cyan Racing Looking Forward to 2017 (w/ Video)

After capping off the 2016 season of WTCC racing with a podium at Qatar, the Volvo Polestar Cyan Racing team is heading into the 2017 season with the most accomplished development driver in the sport’s history and a lot of momentum. You can check out the Cyan Racing team’s latest “behind the scenes” video for…

Yvan Muller to Shape Volvo Racing in 2017

After announcing his retirement from full-time racing last year, the four-times WTCC champion Yvan Muller is joining Volvo’s Cyan Racing team as a test and development driver for the 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar. The Frenchman was working closely with full-time Volvo drivers Thed Björk, Néstor Girolami and Nicky Catsburg, as they wrapped up winter testing…

600 HP Swedish Brick vs. the World

What do you call a junkyard Volvo 242 stuffed with more than six-hundred horses’ worth of turbocharged power? This one’s called “Mother@#%er Jones”, and it spent last August blowing the doors off of Corvettes, Lamborghinis, and just about everything else that lined up alongside it. You can watch the Volvo tear up the tarmac at…

Volvo V8 Supercars Wallpaper

If you’re a fan of Volvo cars and have spent any time at all looking for a great, Swede-centric wallpaper for your phone, you already know that 90% of what’s out there is terrible. That’s why I was so excited to find this great image from Granger Design for my iPhone. If you checked out…

Video: First Post, First Place

Welcome to Volvo Jo– THE Swedish car fansite. This is a new, personal “pet” project of mine that’s going to allow me to share my bizarre love for quirky Swedish machinery with the rest of the world. Or- more likely- the few friends and family members who found their way here by clicking a link…