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Volvo C70 Coupé 1996-2002

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Volvo C70 Coupe

Through the years, Volvo have offered exclusive coupé cars to discerning customers who want to combine exclusivity with comfort, safety, high performance and good roadholding characteristics. The P1800, the 262C and the 780 deserve mention as predecessors to the C70 Coupé

When Volvo started the design of the C70 Coupé the development work was carried out jointly by Volvo and Britain‘s TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing), to make sure that beautiful looks were combined with performance levels until then unheard of in connection with a Volvo car.

The new C70 Coupé was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1996, and brought enthusiastic reports from both journalists and prospective customers.

The C70 Coupé offers maximum performance (with top speeds of up to 250 km/h) together with first-class roadholding and the comfort of perfect ergonomics in connection with exclusive interior materials like real leather and genuine wood, and audio equipment of the first order.

The Volvo C70 Coupé was produced until 2002.

Technical facts:
Prod. years: 1996 - 2002
Prod. volume: 24,395
Body style: 2-door coupé
Engine: 5-cylinder in-line DOHC 1,984 2,435 cc
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4- or 5-speed automatic.
Brakes: Hydraulic, all-round disc brakes
Dimensions: Wheelbase 266 cm

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