Volvo V60 2-Door Estate Concept is one Hot V8 Hatchback
Automotive enthusiasts love to play “What if?” As in “what if GM sold Vauxhall’s Ute in America as an El Camino?” Well one dealer in Australia decided to play “What if?” with the help of one designer, creating the Volvo V60 2-Door Estate Concept, and capturing our imaginations in the process. Created by Zolland Design, the hypothetical hot hatch is brought to digital fruition. The design is based off the V60, a new wagon version of the S60 performance sedan. The V60 has the stretched taillights found on Volvo wagons, hatches and crossovers. The designers clipped the rear doors, creating a shooting brake, and an homage car in the process. PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Volvo V60 2-Door Estate Concept
A shooting brake is any type of coupe with a wagon rear (or effectively a two-door wagon). One of the greatest examples of this is the Volvo 1800ES, or “Estate.” It was a wonderful wagon variant of the spectacular Volvo P1800 coupe.
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In recent history, the Volvo C30 hatch was meant to be something of a design homage to the 1800ES, but the lines and stretched out rear side windows of this V60 Estate concept do quite well to match up with the historical lines of the 1800ES.
The V60 is more than just a pretty face, as the design would call for the Yamaha-based 4.4-liter V8 out of the pre-2011 S80 sedan. It would carry over its AWD system and use the larger brakes out of the Volvo XC90. Sure, all of this is in design only, and the probability of actually being created is slim-to-none… but “what if?”
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