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.
"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.