Volvo V40 racer by Heico Sportiv unveiled image

The aftermarket specialists and motorsport team Heico Sportiv have pulled the wraps off their latest creation, the very first racing version of the new Volvo V40, which will debut at the Auto Mobil International in Leipzig.

After being officially presented to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in a world premiere and launching in several markets since then, the all-new Volvo V40 is once again being placed into the spotlights, this time thanks to the guys at Heico Sportiv, who have transformed the Swedish hatchback into a race car, and not just any race car but one powered by bio diesel.

According to Heico Sportiv, the Volvo V40 is coming with a lightweight carbon fiber body kit, a rear wing, widened wheel arches and a rear diffuser. The most significant change is coming under its hood, where the racing version of Volvo’s D5 five-cylinder turbo diesel unit is developing a total output of 300 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 600 Nm. Heico Sportiv says that when the Swedish hatchback will run at the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring, it will have bio diesel in its tank. Until then, the Volvo V40 racer will debut at the Auto Mobil International, in Leipig, Germany.