Silver S40

Commissioned by VCNA, the two-tone Volvo S40 by ELEVATE (EVOLVE) was debuted at the SEMA Show in 2004. With significant motorsports technology used throughout, this vehicle has successfully gained the respect and interest of a younger automotive audience.

  • Featured in the Ford/Volvo show booth at SEMA 2004
  • Winner of Ford’s Design Award at SEMA 2004
  • Featured in the Volvo booth at Los Angeles Auto Show 2005
  • Featured in the Volvo booth at Atlanta Auto Show 2005
  • Used by VCNA at various corporate and public events as a display piece
  • Featured in fourteen publications worldwide, appearing on the cover of four magazines, and over fifty pages of press.
Silver S40 on race track

Custom Silver metallic/Titanium Gray metallic two tone paint scheme
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Aerodynamic Front Bumper
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Aerodynamic Side Sill Spoilers
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Aerodynamic Rear Bumper
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Mesh Grilles
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Trunk Spoiler
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Tail Light Trim
Fender Intakes
Rear wheel wells lightly flared
Darkened tail lamps
Shaved fuel door with relocated filler

Volvo T5 Engine / Underhood Highlights:
Volvo 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbocharged engine (standard 218 horsepower)
ELEVATE Custom Turbo System (capable of over 500 horsepower)
ELEVATE Exhaust Manifold (prototype)
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Downpipe (prototype)
ELEVATE Volvo S40 3.5-inch Exhaust System (prototype)
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Performance Software
ELEVATE Cold Air Intake (prototype)
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Intercooler (prototype)
Fabricated Intake Manifold
Fabricated Coolant Reservoir
Fabricated Tower Brace
Garrett GT30R turbo by
Turbo Wastegate, Blow Off Valve and Boost management by Turbosmart
Silicone Hoses
Thermo Tec heat protection

Transmission & Driveline:
Volvo built 6-speed manual close-ratio transmission
Haldex electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system
Volvo Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC)

ELEVATE “Big Brake” System (prototype)
Front: 380mm 2-piece rotors with 8-piston liquid cooled AP Racing calipers
Rear: 362mm 2-piece rotors with 6-piston AP Racing calipers
ELEVATE “E” Slotted Rotors
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines


ELEVATE Adjustable coil over suspension (prototype)
ELEVATE Camber Plates (prototype)
ELEVATE Anti-roll Bar (prototype)
Koni Adjustable Struts
Eibach Springs

ELEVATE pushrod-activated rear suspension with inboard strut/spring assembly
ELEVATE Lower Control Arms
ELEVATE Toe-adjusters
ELEVATE Volvo S40 Anti-Sway Bar
ELEVATE Adjustable End Links
Adjustable Struts
Eibach Springs

Wheels & Tires:
HRE “C21” 3-piece alloy wheels
Front: 19.0-inches X 9.0-inches
Rear: 19.0-inches X 11.0 inches
Pirelli PZero Rosso tires
Front: 255/30ZR-19
Rear: 305/25ZR-19

ELEVATE Volvo S40 Custom Leather Interior Silver carbon fiber leather/gray leather seating
Suede Headliner and Shifter/Emergency brake Boots
Gauge Treatment
Silver/Titanium Console
Silver Interior Highlights
Aluminum pedals
Rear wheel wells expanded inboard to accommodate wide tires
Carpeted trunk area