The Miami Auto Show happened recently and there, Volvo introduced a new XC60 Ocean Race Edition, which celebrates…the races of the ocean…or something.
It comes themed like a Swedish-taylored yacht, including an Ocean Blue II metallic paint and unique 18-inch wheels. The same sort of theme occurs inside with black or “blonde” leather upholstery and orange contrast stitching to, you know, match your life safety jackets in case of man overboard.
Volvo Ocean Race is even etched into the kick plates, along with special floor mats and lots of Volvo Ocean Race badging.
It can be had in front-wheel drive form only with a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L four-cylinder T6 Drive-E engine good for 302hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel drive version still gets the familiar 3.0L turbocharged T6 inline-six good for 300hp and 325 lb-ft of twist.
Sales will commence shortly with prices starting at $42.100.
Check out the press release below.
Volvo Unveils Limited Edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 at the Miami International Auto Show
ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Nov. 6, 2014) – Volvo Cars of North America will unveil its limited edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 at the Miami International Auto Show which is held November 7-16.
The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the world’s most grueling adventures. This special edition pays tribute to the courageous men and women racing across the oceans, with special design elements that truly embody the soul of human challenge in the special comfort of a Volvo.
Featured in a distinctive “Ocean Blue II” exterior color, the limited edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 also comes with a number of unique features including black or blonde leather interior with orange stitching, and exclusive 18” wheels.
Available in both T6 Drive-E FWD and T6 AWD, other Volvo Ocean Race XC60 features include:
• Inscribed “Volvo Ocean Race” tread plate
• Volvo Ocean Race exterior emblem on front fenders
• Volvo Ocean Race deco inlay
• Start-up logo in Sensus screen
• Orange stitching on door panels
• Floor mats and luggage compartment mat with orange stitching and Volvo Ocean Race rubber tag
The 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race kicked off in Alicante, Spain on October 4, 2014. To reach the finish in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015, 66 of the world’s top sailors will race 38,739 nautical miles around the world – almost twice the circumference of the Earth. In seven teams, they will cross four oceans and stop in 11 countries in five continents. The Volvo Ocean Race is scheduled to reach Newport, Rhode Island May 5-9, 2015, the only U.S. stop on the journey, with the in-port race on May 16. The seventh leg gets going the following day on May 17, 2015.