Ladies and gentlemen, car enthusiasts, rally spectators, and fans of the wild and quirky alike, I welcome you on this extraordinary journey through the automotive history, winding through the snaking curves of Group A racing, and stopping at a station named Volvo 240 Coupé – a car as timeless as it is classic. Today, our vibrant world of car modifications and auto sport unravels an almost mythical vehicle, a 1982 Volvo 240 Coupé, courtesy of the Belgian Racing car builder, GRC motorsport, a car that’s set to redefine your understanding of European performance cars.
In the realm of car modifications, the Volvo 240 Coupé holds a rare and unique place. While the mainstream Mercedes and BMWs continue to woo enthusiasts with their sleek design and ostentatious features, this 240 stands out with its legendary Scandinavian design, embodying the essence of Volvo’s functional elegance, a perfect blend of practicality and performance. The Volvo 240, despite its humble, boxy aesthetics, has an enormous motorsports pedigree, especially in Group A racing, where it roared, competed, and often, dominated the track.
“This 240 stands out with its legendary Scandinavian design, embodying the essence of Volvo’s functional elegance, a perfect blend of practicality and performance”.
Group A racing
Group A racing, a category that introduced regulations to create a level playing field for cars, became a platform for the Volvo 240 Coupé to showcase its prowess. According to Top Gear, the 240, built to Group A specifications, was a force to reckon with in its heyday, equipped with advanced suspensions, modified engines, and a stripped-down weight for racing superiority. But, our car today, dear readers, goes beyond mere specifications; it adds a stroke of magnificence to the canvas of car modification, making it not just a nostalgic ride, but a piece of rolling art that commands respect and attention on and off the track.
Volvo 240 Coupe Turbo Group A Replica
Presenting to you, the “Collection by Vermant,” an exquisitely crafted 1982 Volvo 240 Turbo Group A replica Race car, freshly built to echo the exact specification of the period Group A race cars, but with a dash of modern charisma. Housing an original B21 engine, tweaked to develop a formidable 335 hp, this Volvo does more than just hum along; it sings the grand symphony of power, performance, and passion. Backing the potent powertrain is a straight-cut, manual gearbox that transfers the horses to the back wheels, ready to prance at a moment’s notice.
“An exquisitely crafted 1982 Volvo 240 Turbo Group A replica Race car, freshly built to echo the exact specification of the period Group A race cars, but with a dash of modern charisma”.
Let’s delve into the magic this 240 Coupé has undergone. The car comes with BBS centerlock rims, a nod to its racing heritage, while the Öhlins Suspension, ensures that the ride quality remains unruffled despite the harshest of conditions. The fully stripped and caged interior screams racing spirit, complying with the stringent FIA specification, a testament to its track readiness.
Exterior & Interior
But there’s more to this 240 than meets the eye. The exterior speaks volumes about its attention to detail, flaunting a beautifully finished white paint job. The interior, stripped of all unnecessary items, is equipped with a full Sabelt racing kit, FIA approved for racing. The auxiliary gauges, buttons to control the car, and a fire extinguisher for safety, all point towards its race-ready credentials.
Finally, beneath the hood lies a blend of high-end components and materials. It hosts a custom wheel hub to fit the Centerlock wheels, incorporating Brembo brake calipers and ventilated discs, ready to handle whatever this 240 throws at it.
Specs & Mods:
1982 Volvo 240 Coupé built by Belgian Racing car builder GRC motorsport.
- 334HP Output
- 5-speed manual
- BBS centerlock rims
- Öhlins Suspension
- Fully stripped and caged interior (FIA specification)
- Sabelt racing kit
- Lots of Carbon Fiber elements to reduce weight
- Asking price: € 126.950,00
To conclude, this Volvo 240 Coupé is a rare gem that beautifully blends its traditional Volvo aesthetics with modern racing elements, offering a ride that is as exciting as it is classic. If you’re interested in this vehicle – visit the website of the seller!
Matt is an automotive writer and journalist with more than 10 years of experience in the field of aftermarket modifications. He enjoys the diversity of the modern European car culture and appreciates it in every aspect.