hand-built hot rod constructed from a variety of Volvo components
and a featuring twin turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine is
a creation of Leif Tufvesson. After Volvo became aware of the
T6 Roadster they invited the car to be shown alongside the XC70
AT concept at SEMA 2005.
Leif, a former Volvo employee, spent some time working at the
Volvo prototype department in Gothenburg, Sweden, his experience
here helped in the construction of this one-off hot rod.
Construction began on the Volvo hot rod in 1998. It was built
with extreme attention to detail entirely by hand in Leif's
own garage, using his own tools. All components of the build
are OEM Volvo parts. The T6 Roadster is powered by a modified
300 horsepower twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter inline 6 engine,
kindly donated by a Volvo S80.
The engine, positioned behind the sports
seats, is mated to a 5-speed Geartronic transmission that
drives the rear wheels. To help keep the T6 Roadster's engine
cool, the rear decklid lifts automatically when a preset temperature
is reached inside the engine compartment.
This car is the work of a genius.