Volvo C70 T5 is the only performance option in the C70 range after the D5 was discontinued. There is plenty of power available but the weight of the Volvo blunts the T5’s performance a little.
The Volvo C70’s has a wonderful understated elegance. Its clever 3 piece folding hardtop allows it a sleek shape and very much the look of a proper coupe with it up. With the roof down it’s a pleasant drive and an improvement over the previous model however the ride is not the smoothest and it’s not a car which likes to be pushed around the bends. Both cabin and boot are spacious with the roof up but with it down it is a fiddle to gain any kind of access to the remaining luggage space. All in all a very stylish and well equipped offering.
The 2010 re-design of the C70 brings a more curvacious but less sophisticated look and a redesigned interior.