Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee
April 23, 2019
Combines the best of both worlds: utility and speed. When I set out to buy a new car I was torn between two options, either get a reliable, practical but boring hauler, or get an exciting and fun handling sports car. Well when I drove the XC60 R-design I found both. The car is uber utilitarian with ample trunk space that fits my bike, fold down flat rear seats that allow me to sleep in the back, huge sunroof, very comfortable seats, AWD etc. But this thing flies, thanks to the tuned 325hp engine that pumps out 355 ft of torque. What does that mean? That means the car sprints off the line like a sports coupe with you being pressed into the seats. Low end torque gives you the ability to accelerate fast from a stand still or at slow speeds. Overtaking cars on the highway or merging from ramps is a breeze. Just put your foot down and watch everyone disappear in the rear view mirror.