Volvo has a reputation for building safe, sensible and somewhat boring automobiles, but the company is hoping to change that by entering the Swedish Racing Elite League.

Volvo has a reputation for building safe, sensible and somewhat boring automobiles, but the company is hoping to change that by entering the Swedish Racing Elite League.

Seen here for the first time, the S60 TTA has a carbon fiber body with a ventilated hood, aerodynamic side skirts and a massive rear wing. There's also 18-inch wheels that are backed up by high-performance brakes with four-piston calipers and discs that measure 370mm front / 360mm rear.

Motivation is provided by a hybridized V6 engine which produces 420 hp (313 kW / 426 PS). It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission which sends power to the rear wheels.

The model will enter competition later this year with two teams: Volvo Polestar Racing and Volvo Polestar Performance. Only three drivers have been confirmed and they include Robert Dahlgren, Fredrik Ekblom and Thed Björk.

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