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Volvo’s version of #flashbackfriday is pretty fab

That’s right, wagons have always been cool, and here’s a perfect example of why that statement is full of truth: Volvo’s 855 T5-R estate model. To prove it, Volvo may have one of the best #flashbackfriday moments we’ve seen in a while. 

Reminding us all that it’s been 20 years since that model existed in the Swede’s lineup, Volvo also brings up the fact that today we’ve got the likes of the stunning and uber-quick V60 Polestar. Parked side-by-side the design differences are rather shocking, but when the specs are lined up, props have to be given to Volvo for producing such a swaggin’ wagon 20 years ago. 

Specification 855 T5-R / V60 Polestar

  • Engine: R5 2319/R6 2953 cc
  • Power: 240/350 hp
  • Torque: 330/500 Nm
  • 0-100 km/h: 7.0/4.9 sec
  • 100-0 km/h: 45/34 m
  • Top speed: 245/250* km/h
  • Gearbox: 4-speed auto/6-speed auto
  • Drive: FWD/4WD
  • Rims: 7x17”/8x20”
  • Tyres: 205/45/245/35
  • Brakes (front): 1 piston calipers, 280 mm discs/6 piston calipers, 371 mm discs
  • Weight: 1600/1834 kg

*Electronically limited 

So, for anyone who thought the words “wagon” and “performance” couldn’t go together, Volvo’s here to prove you wrong with plenty of #wagonlove in this glorious #flashbackfriday.