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 |  Apr 07 2010, 12:44 PM

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It’s not ever often that we get to use the words Volvo and cool in the same sentence, but this is definitely one of those times. In fact, the last time we did so might be when K-Pax unveiled its World Challenge Volvo S60 race cars. Well, it’s no surprise then that the newest cool Volvo is also an S60, and it’s also a race car.

Along with its amazing looks, what makes this S60 so badass is the fact that it features a mid-engine setup. On top of that, the 3.5-liter V6 engine has been pumped up to 410-hp, making it to the ground through a six-speed sequential transmission and a rear-drive setup. It has been built by Volvo’s Belgian S60 Racing Team and will compete in the Belgian Touring Car Series this year, driven by Vincent Radermecker and Eric Van De Poele.

“We are very happy about this development,” says Bart Crols, Managing Director at Volvo Cars Belgium. “The all-new Volvo S60 sports sedan is Volvo’s most exciting driving experience so far and there is no better way to show this than by bringing it to the race track. Volvo and the all-new S60 have a special place in the people’s hearts here as several Volvo models, including the new S60, are built in Belgium at theVolvo Cars Ghent plant.”

The BTCS Volvo S60 will take to the track for its first competition, during the season opening race this weekend, April 9-11 at Zolder, Belgium.

GALLERY: BTCS Volvo S60

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