Whether walking, biking, swimming or walking, man has always tried to be the fastest, to compete in speed. This is something that is immediately reflected in the automotive world, emerging motor racing and cars specially prepared for competition. But over time were increasingly emerging fast cars, but their goal was to compete beyond able to boast the fastest diesel, faster or fastest compact family Volvo 850 T5-R… of the world.
In this race of pluses Volvo entered in 1994 with the launch of the Volvo 850 T5-R, making sportsmanship a new hallmark would travel hand safety feature ever. The 850 T5-R was offered in sedan body (854) and family (855) and quickly excelled in the market, something that undoubtedly contributed its color like yellow custard popularly (Yellow Cream) known. The station wagon was one of the fastest in its class at the time. Now it will be 20 years old and Polestar, Volvo’s sports division, pays homage compared with Polestar Volvo V60.
Polestar celebrates 20 years of the Volvo 850 T5-R compared to the current V60 Polestar
Little or nothing to see both models, although pursuing the same concept: sportiness without sacrificing versatility characteristic of these bodies. We are now accustomed to sporty versions of family, such as the Audi RS4 or RS6, offered only with these bodies, but 20 years ago this was not so.
Keep intact the spirit, even if 20 years have served to be a great progression between the Volvo 850 T5-R original and the current Volvo V60 Polestar. By the way just missed the unique personality of the square bodies of old Volvo, but everything else has improved very significantly, are not left alone with her grandfather has 240CV compared with 350 grandson. To see clearly this evolution, what better than a table on which to compare the main features.