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Volvo retires ipd's XC70R All Terrain to the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg

Thursday, January 1, 2009

December 2007 Update: After spending the past two years being on display in automotive shows around the world, Volvo has retired the ipd XC70R All Terrain to it's new home in the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg Sweden.

Volvo originally told us that this car would be sent to the crusher after the 2005 SEMA show.  We were quite happy to see it back for some minor repairs a few months later and even more thrilled seeing it again a year later.  Volvo really hammered this car during their photo shoots (they even caught some air in some of the photos.)


2005 Volvo Press Release for SEMA:  With three years of SEMA history behind it, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) is unleashing perhaps its wildest concept vehicle yet for the 2005 show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Built in conjunction with Volvo aftermarket specialists, ipd, the XC70 All Terrain (AT) has been extensively modified to handle almost anything terra firma can dish out.

Based on the production version 2005 Volvo XC70, this highly modified one-off concept vehicle features an array of performance and off-road upgrades and was inspired by the legendary Baja 1000 Mexican desert race. And like its racing brethren, the XC70 AT is harnessed with a lot of horsepower under its hood.

The XC70 AT features a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine that is normally found in the V70 R sport wagon. But where the V70 R makes an impressive 300 horsepower, the XC70 AT, with its Garrett GT2835R turbocharger and ipd/MTE Stage III software upgrade makes 408 horsepower at 6,200 rpm. Keeping the hot-blooded engine cool is an Aquamist in-cylinder intercooling system and an extra large top-mounted intercooler. Low restriction 3-inch stainless steel exhaust pipes emit a husky sound that would be more familiar coming from a Volvo XC90 V8.

Producing an amazing 398 lb-ft of torque at a low 4,000 rpm, the XC70 AT uses the same 6-speed automatic transmission that is standard in the XC90 V8 and the 2006 V70 R. Making sure all four wheels get the most of the broad torque curve is Volvo's legendary fully automatic all-wheel-drive system by Haldex. If any tire slips more than one-seventh of a rotation, Haldex automatically applies torque to the tires with the most traction.

Even with all this power and torque, every desert racer has to stop sometime. Thankfully the XC70 AT is fitted with the appropriate equipment. The fully functioning ABS features huge 13-inch cross-drilled Brembo rotors, each with 4-piston calipers. Aggressive 20x10-inch KMC XD wheels and 285/50-20 BF Goodrich All Terrain tires chew through almost anything and add to the XC70 AT's intimidating stance.

New on the production XC70 for 2005 is Volvo's remarkable Four-C adaptive chassis ride system with Sport and Comfort modes. Taking this concept to the next level, ipd developed a custom fully independent air ride suspension offering 4-inches of adjustability via dash-mounted buttons. Add in the ipd designed 4-inch lift kit and the XC70 AT can ride up to 8 inches higher than the production Volvo XC70. To keep body roll in check, ipd 25-mm front and 28-mm rear anti-sway bars have been fitted.

Equally impressive outside, the XC70 AT features a brilliant orange Saffron and Titanium paint scheme that pays homage to the stunning Baja, Mexico sunsets. Ipd custom designed and fabricated the front bumper (to conceal the 10,000-lb Warn winch), side cladding and fender flares. On top, ipd custom made the rack with the fully integrated high-output back-up lights and the light bar featuring sunlight-bright PIAA 520 off-road lamps. Additional accessories include a 1,000 generator, high-lift jack, spare jerry can and tire and remote exterior battery terminal connections.

Given the XC70's harsh environment, the interior is easy to clean and befitting of Volvo's premium brand image. The orthopedic designed Volvo seats have been covered in ipd custom-designed upholstery finished in a black and gray neoprene wetsuit material. Brushed aluminum trim pieces normally found in the V70 R, replace the production XC70's wood trim pieces, giving the interior a sporty, function appearance.

ipd was founded in 1963 and provides Volvo enthusiasts around the world with performance parts & accessories for Volvo models from 1958 to 2006. Product development and R&D were started through 15 years of amateur and professional sports car racing (including winning Volvo's first professional race in America in 1982). Today ipd is the recognized leader in Volvo performance with over 40 years of providing Volvo owners with legendary customer service, helpful tech tips, full color catalogs and website. ipd has 22 employees and serve customers world-wide from our 18,000 square-foot headquarters in Portland Oregon.

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Community Comments

Saturday, March 28, 2009 - MIKE P... MN USA

! ! ! WANT ! ! !

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - KHALID KATTO

What a nice modification all over it's amazing :)O

Friday, April 10, 2009 - STEFAN

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! WOW !

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - STEPHEN

OK where do I get the parts to make my own?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - JOE RUTHERFORD

How did you get the lift is it customs

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - JOE RUTHERFORD

Now i believe in love at first site WANT if i ever get extremely rich i will have this company make another one

Monday, June 15, 2009 - DAVID E. CHATTANOOGA TN

Would you recommend putting those size tires and lift kit on an everyday driver with no other mods?

Monday, June 29, 2009 - AL

I've always someday wanted to own a trophy truck but I honestly think this might be even better.

Monday, August 3, 2009 - MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

David E. No dude. Not if you want to go fast or turn. Ridiculously rad car though, im sure we can all agree we'd love to wake up in the morning and see that in our driveway.

Sunday, August 23, 2009 - MAGNUS BERGKVIST

Very cool!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - LEE COX

Would love to see this car in Laser Blue (cosmic). Same colour as my V70R! Fantastic project and very nicely done.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - FARZIN LALEHZAR

Amazing car and list of tasteful mods.. which is why i keep coming back to this site. Their projects and parts make who they are, and that car just reinforces my confidence in ipdusa.com Amazing

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - CONNOR JENSEN

Okay, this is Amazing. perfect, i want!

Monday, January 11, 2010 - TETONIC

I saw this beautiful beast at the SIA show in Vegas a few years back. SOOOOOOOOOOooooooooocool.

Sunday, March 14, 2010 - KEITH

Holy smokin' Volvos! I know what I'm doing next in my garage!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - BRANDON ELLIS

I'm not big on the whole cross country thing, but that thing is just.... damn cool! With so much stuff done to it i'm wondering why the headlights are still stock? I'd like to see that car with the ipd headlights like the ones I have on my S70.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - ERNST GOLLAN

THIS is the reason they invented OFF-ROADING ! Holy snapped Nostrils! Presently I am the proud owner of a 2002 V-70 X/C and I know it has secretly dreamt of becoming this ride ever since I showed the photo to it... On ething for certain, if anyone runs into my Baby, it WILL become the Greatest Fishing Car on Earth! Why with those small mods I could drive on ALL the North Carolina Beaches and fish all the tournaments! IPD has got it all together for Parts and putting Ideas in the Volvo Owners of the World ! Keep rockin', Guys! Someday I will make the trek to Oregon and your shop, just to have my "BOX" reprogrammed if nothing else!

Friday, July 23, 2010 - DA

What can one say...by far, for the true enthusiast (without the money), a car that one would truly go deep into debt for. I am a new Volvo XC70 first time owner, following a history of full size SUV's to Outback wagons, and finally coming into a car that captures everything I did not get in the past...comfort, AWD, torque within reason, etc. And now, after seeing this, I desire more!!! Well, this is what dreams are all about!

Saturday, August 14, 2010 - JAKE

When it comes to off-roading/cross country I am more about Jeeps (don't get me wrong, I love my '95 850 sedan haha) but this....this just made my Cherokee jealous

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - AYTEK SERMET

Guys this is an extreme car and I have one 2005 xc70 I need help and want exactly the same car...HELLPPPP

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - KAL

Oh my god! What a car!!! I'm in love with this machine! Hats off to the guys at IPD, you are amazing!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - CHRIS HACKLER

were can i buy these wheels or r they custom

Friday, December 3, 2010 - NICO COMO

i'm 18 and i have a 850 GLT and i am in love with it and when i saw this my jaw dropped. VOLVO 4 EVER!!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011 - RICKY HERNANDEZ

looking at this car brings out the off road enthusiast in all of us.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - SVEN VAGHER

were do i find the video about this car !!???? i have an 850 96 and 740 turbo wagon. i ran my 850 off the rode and hit a telephone pole but it did hurt it at all other then the dent in the bumper and the hood its fine. my dad is getting a xc70 soon. and nico is volvo 4 life haha its cool. i am 19.

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - EMIR PIEDAD

Please tell me where to get the parts!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - REED OSTIGUY

This XC is GREAT! Need more info on the build, any video or in depth write ups? If you guys made a 4inch kit for this car i will be the first to buy it. Just don,t tell the wife It,s her XC. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the next project.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - HAKEEM HANSEN

I wanted to know if I can get a list of the parts for this project car?

Monday, November 4, 2013 - NOEL OPOTI

So beautiful!!!!!!

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