Video Find: Supra-Powered Volvo Wagon Takes on M5
There’s something so captivating about a station wagon that goes like stink – especially when you’re talking about an early-model Volvo 240 wagon with the heart of a Toyota Supra. The following video contains an epic engine swap, a gross display of horsepower, and a highway battle between a vintage Volvo and E60 M5. Your Friday morning has just been kicked up a few notches. You’re welcome.
The car featured in the video is a burgundy 1975 Volvo 245 station wagon, complete with factory roof rack and early dual-round headlamps. We first see a shot of the wagon in stock form. The next time we see it, it’s sporting a twin-turbo 3.0-liter 2JZ I-6 out of a ‘90s-era Supra Turbo. From the looks of the engine bay, and also based on the looks of the Supra it’s parked next to in the garage, the boosted straight-six is probably tweaked to produce a bit more power. To show off that power, the wagon drifts effortlessly around a warehouse.
The driver then decides to take the Volvo out on the highway, on the hunt for worthy and willing challengers. The Franken-wagon eventually comes across something interesting – a 500-hp E60-generation BMW M5. The Volvo gets side by side with the M5 and guns it. It’s unclear how hard the M5 driver is trying, but seeing as the 2JZ engine is known to support upwards of 1000 hp in some applications, a Supra-powered Volvo scoring a legitimate kill against an M5 doesn’t come as too big a surprise.