When tuning your C76 it is important that you get it right so follow our C76 tuning overview and see which the best modifications are.
Available in standard form with power of upto 221bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the C76. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 243.1bhp to 375.7bhp but this is far out of the reach of your local part store.
You will need some extensive work on the engine block, gas flowing, porting, 3 angle valve job, fast road cams, a remap, full balance and blueprint and even then you will need to add some pretty serious forced induction upgrades.
If you have one of the lower powered C76s you should think about an engine swap with the engine from the 221bhp Convertibles. Looking at what Volvo have done with their top of the range C76s you get an idea for the tuning potential open to you. The most frequent modification we see on the C76 include sports exhausts, air intakes or induction kits and a fuel pressure boost valve.
The next level of modifications involve taking more aggressive action. The C76 responds well to a fast road cam which is one of the best value mods out there. Getting better flow through the head of the engine would reward your C76 with more power. So get the engine head polished and ported.
The top Convertible offers a base power level of 221 bhp. The car tuning guide would expect you to see power gains from 243.1 bhp to 375.7 bhp!
Volvo put together a nice package but the turbo C76 owners have a real tuners dream. A remap and Intercooler will add a lot of power to the engine and in some cases you can double your power. The C76s come in various power levels right up to 221bhp. On a motorsport prepared C76 it is possible to achieve power figures of anywhere approaching 287.3bhp to 419.9bhp. But this sort of power requires some pretty heavy investment and a hell of a lot of engine work. . The C76s handling can be dramatically improved with some choice suspension modifications. A drop of 35mm will work well on most cars, any lower and you will hit other problems.
We will be covering C76 modifications in more detail in the future so plase bookmark this site and check back for regular updates.
These sites provide useful further reference on the mods we have recommended:
Drifting site covering tuning and car selection for drift.
Car Tuning Tips Some great common sense car tuning tips on this site.