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ROAD 28: Volvo R-Design Special

What do you think of when you picture Volvo? Think towing a caravan on the A303 with a tailback longer than the Seine? Think accident-prone old biddy drivers with brown leather driving gloves? Think again..

Driven: Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design Polestar meets Shelsley Walsh

There was a time when owning a Volvo was considered cool – the year was 1994 and Volvo had teamed up with Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) to contest the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

To help raise the brand’s profile, Volvo originally chose the 850 Estate, which they reasoned would generate the most media exposure.