Heico Sportiv has released the first teaser image of their upcoming Volvo V40 T5 HPC.

Heico Sportiv has released the first teaser image of their upcoming Volvo V40 T5 HPC.

Designed to battle the Audi S3 Sportback and Mercedes A45 AMG, the V40 T5 HPC is being billed as a sporty hatchback that represents an "interesting alternative" to the traditional German brands.

Details are limited, but Heico Sportiv says the model will have all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.5-liter T5 engine that has been tuned to produce 350 HP (257 kW) - an increase of 96 HP (71 kW). Performance specifications were not released, but the standard model accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and has a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The V40 T5 HPC is "coming soon," so stay tuned for full details.

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