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by Tim Beissmann

Volvo Australia has released another series of Volvo Ocean Race vehicles, with special editions of the V60, XC60 and XC70 now on sale.

This year marks the fourth time Volvo Car Corporation’s Special Vehicles Division has developed specially designed models with a sail racing theme.

Based on the V60 T5 Teknik, XC60 D5 Teknik and XC70 D5 Teknik, the Volvo Ocean Race editions are fitted with 18-inch wave-inspired alloy wheels, Ocean Race embossed load covers and tread plates, cross-stitched leather upholstery with Ocean Race logo, aluminium inlays in the centre stack, and the choice of Ocean Race Blue II or Electric Silver metallic paint.

The special edition Volvo Ocean Race models come at no extra cost over the standard model on which they are based.

The Volvo Ocean Race claims to be the toughest ‘blue water’ ocean race in the world. The current race started in Alicante, Spain in October and is set to finish in Galway, Ireland in July.

2012 Volvo Ocean Race V60, XC60, XC70 manufacturer’s list prices (excluding government and dealer charges):

  • V60 T5 Volvo Ocean Race – $59,990
  • XC60 D5 Volvo Ocean Race – $65,990
  • XC70 D5 Volvo Ocean Race – $68,450



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