S60 R-Design is an even sharper and more exciting Volvo drive

Following in the tracks of the all-new Volvo S60, Volvo Cars' chassis experts are now taking the next step on the road to car enthusiast paradise.

Following in the tracks of the all-new Volvo S60, Volvo Cars' chassis experts are now taking the next step on the road to car enthusiast paradise.

The result is the Volvo S60 R-Design - even sportier, even more dynamic and even more exciting.

"Refining a chassis is a bit like being an athlete looking to break new records. Once you're beaten one record, you're immediately focused on the next. In the R-Design chassis we've sharpened the steering, the agility and the solid overall impression still further compared with the dynamic chassis in the all-new S60," says Paul Welander, Senior Vice President Product Development at Volvo Cars.

He adds:

"The driving experience should be so connected and compact that it feels as though the car has been milled out of a single block of aluminium."

After developing the all-new S60, which is Volvo Cars' most dynamic model ever, the chassis team focused on further refining a number of details.

"The challenge was to boost the dynamics without making the chassis feel raw. If the chassis is too firm, even smooth tarmac can feel bumpy. We wanted a distinct yet plush feel." relates Paul Welander.