Volvo cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 Volvo cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated January 2021.

Most accurate predictor of acceleration is power to weight ratio. The more power engine can produce and the less mass it has to accelerate, the quicker the acceleration.

For low speed acceleration and acceleration from standstill, traction also plays important role. Aerodynamic drag takes over as dominating factor at high speed.

Everything in between is where power to weight ratio matters the most. Mid-range acceleration is also important for track performance.

# make & model Hp/tonne▼ Image
1. 2016 Volvo V60 Polestar 210 Photo of 2016 Volvo V60 Polestar
2. 2016 Volvo S60 Polestar 208 Photo of 2016 Volvo S60 Polestar
3. 2014 Volvo S60 Polestar 205 Photo of 2014 Volvo S60 Polestar
4. 2018 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered 196 Photo of 2018 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered
5. 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar 191 Photo of 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
6. 2013 Volvo S60 T6 187 Photo of 2013 Volvo S60 T6
7. 2017 Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine 187 Photo of 2017 Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine
8. 2011 Volvo S60 T6 R-design 185 Photo of 2011 Volvo S60 T6 R-design
9. 2006 Volvo S 80 V8 AWD 180 Photo of 2006 Volvo S 80 V8 AWD
10. 2003 Volvo S60 R 177 Photo of 2003 Volvo S60 R
11. 2010 Volvo S60 T6 171 Photo of 2010 Volvo S60 T6
12. 2016 Volvo V90 T6 AWD 171 Photo of 2016 Volvo V90 T6 AWD
13. 1997 Volvo S70 T5 169 Photo of 1997 Volvo S70 T5
14. 2003 Volvo V70 R 166 Photo of 2003 Volvo V70 R
15. 1996 Volvo 850 R 165 Photo of 1996 Volvo 850 R
16. 2003 Volvo C70 T5 164 Photo of 2003 Volvo C70 T5
17. 2015 Volvo XC90 148 Photo of 2015 Volvo XC90
18. 2010 Volvo C30 159 Photo of 2010 Volvo C30
19. 1994 Volvo 850 T-5 159 Photo of 1994 Volvo 850 T-5
20. 1994 Volvo 850 T5-R 157 Photo of 1994 Volvo 850 T5-R
21. 1999 Volvo V70 R AWD 265 151 Photo of 1999 Volvo V70 R AWD 265
22. 2006 Volvo C30 T5 149 Photo of 2006 Volvo C30 T5
23. 2011 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design 144 Photo of 2011 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design
24. 2005 Volvo XC90 V8 143 Photo of 2005 Volvo XC90 V8
25. 2008 Volvo S80 3.2 141 Photo of 2008 Volvo S80 3.2
26. 2008 Volvo C30 D5 140 Photo of 2008 Volvo C30 D5
27. 2017 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD 139 Photo of 2017 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD
28. 2007 Volvo C70 T5 132 Photo of 2007 Volvo C70 T5
29. 2010 Volvo S60 2.0T 128 Photo of 2010 Volvo S60 2.0T
30. 2010 Volvo S60 D5 126 Photo of 2010 Volvo S60 D5
31. 2008 Volvo S80 D5 2.4 124 Photo of 2008 Volvo S80 D5 2.4
32. 2005 Volvo S60 D5 123 Photo of 2005 Volvo S60 D5
33. 2008 Volvo V70 D5 123 Photo of 2008 Volvo V70 D5
34. 2016 Volvo S90 D5 AWD 122 Photo of 2016 Volvo S90 D5 AWD
35. 2007 Volvo V50 D5 2.4 118 Photo of 2007 Volvo V50 D5 2.4
36. 1991 Volvo 480 1.7 Turbo 116 Photo of 1991 Volvo 480 1.7 Turbo
37. 2007 Volvo S 80 D5 115 Photo of 2007 Volvo S 80 D5
38. 2004 Volvo XC70 2.5T 115 Photo of 2004 Volvo XC70 2.5T
39. 1987 Volvo 740 Turbo 115 Photo of 1987 Volvo 740 Turbo
40. 2009 Volvo S40 2.4 113 Photo of 2009 Volvo S40 2.4

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 01/13/2021, last addition - Volvo 480 1.7 Turbo.