Swedish automaker Volvo has unveiled a special edition line. The new line will be called “Ocean Rance”, and encompasses four models the V60, V70, XC70 and XC90.
These four models will be available on a global scale but are scheduled to hit dealers in countries that partake in the Volvo Ocean Race (U.S included). Volvo Cars estimates to sell about 7,500 cars.
On the design front, the models feature exclusive Ocean Blue II metallic paint (or Electric Silver), chrome accents, special badging, and unique aluminum wheels.
Inside the car, the seats and door panels feature an added level of craftsmanship. The load cover displays the Volvo Ocean Race logo in print with stitching and sheet detailing, there are textile floor mats with clew-inspired details in aluminium and the tread plate in aluminium is embossed with the text “Volvo Ocean Race”.
“The cars in the Volvo Ocean Race Edition reflect all the values that our customers look for when they choose a car: an active lifestyle, adventure and passion, without compromising safety and environmental care,” says Lennart Stegland, President of the Special Vehicles division at Volvo Cars.
The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every three years. It is named after its current owner, Volvo. At this moment The Netherlands holds the record of three wins with the dutch skipper, Conny van Rietschoten , being the only skipper to win the race twice.