With images of the heaving seas and elegant, minimalist ocean-going yachts, Volvo is launching a special version of the XC70 to celebrate the staging of the 2008/2009 Volvo Ocean Race.
Honouring a race that will take competitors on an eight-month extreme adventure covering 37,025 nautical miles and visiting ports including Cochin in India, Galway in Ireland and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the limited edition Volvo Ocean Race XC70 captures the spirit with materials that echo those used in the magnificent vessels that compete in the event.
“The stitching on the upholstery traces its roots to sail making. The aluminium detailing on the mats resemble clews and the design of the unique wheels has been inspired by the movement of the ocean’s waves,” says Lennart Stegland, President of the Special Vehicles division at Volvo Cars.
The Volvo Ocean Race XC70 embraces 3.2 and 3.2 LE models, as well as D5 and D5 LE, while the XC90 Volvo Ocean Race includes 3.2, D5 and V8 models.
Both models will be offered in a choice of two exclusive Volvo Ocean Race colours: Ocean Blue or Electric Silver.
The XC70 Ocean Race features unique 17-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels colour-matched like the XC90 Ocean Race with Ocean Blue or Electric Silver external finish.
Exterior highlights on the XC70 include bright chrome side window trims, silver painted aluminium roof rails and front and rear skid plates.
The XC70 Ocean Race interior also features cross-stitched leather upholstery in Soft Beige or Off Black, unique Ocean Race door panels and tread plate, and a cross-stitched luggage area cover with a brushed aluminium cassette bearing the VOR emblem.
The XC70 Ocean Race model also features special VOR badging on the front guards.
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