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 XC90 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 XC90 model uses unique-design, six-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels in Silver stone/Diamond cut with Ocean Blue body finish, or Light grey/Diamond cut with Electric Silver finish.
The XC90’s bright chrome outer air intake, side window trims and tailgate mouldings are complimented by silver-painted aluminium roof rails, while alloy-look front and rear skid plates emphasize the adventurous nature of the car.
Inside, the XC90 Ocean Race model’s leather seats in Soft Beige or Off Black utilise special cross-stitching and are complimented by unique door panels, along with brushed aluminium inlays in the glove compartment, rear tunnel and centre console.
The XC90 Ocean Race model also features special VOR badging on the front guards.
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