Our guide will make your C82 much better and more fun to drive!
Available in standard form with power of upto 171bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the C82. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 188.1bhp to 290.7bhp but this depends on how deep your pockets are and how much fairy dust you want to use! You will almost certainly need to look at turbo or supercharger mods to get near that maximum power figure and your engines internals would need to be a fair bit stronger!
Volvo mods should include an engine swap to provide a better base to work from. The ‘171bhp Convertibles’ is a real gem in terms of power. The more powerful C82s respond exceptionally well to tuning mods. C82 tuning projects should generally start with some improvement to the intake/exhaust of the engine. So get a stainless steel exhaust and good quality induction kit. A good fuel pressure regulator will up the throttle response.
The Car Tuning Guide recommend that on the C82s , you get a fast road cam. Getting better flow through the head of the engine would reward your C82 with more power. So get the engine head polished and ported.
The top Convertible offers a base power level of 171 bhp. The car tuning guide would expect you to see power gains from 188.1 bhp to 290.7 bhp!
A C82 with forced induction (turbo or supercharger) will give even larger power gains that this. The C82s come in various power levels right up to 171bhp. On a motorsport prepared C82 it is possible to achieve power figures of anywhere approaching 222.3bhp to 324.9bhp. But this sort of power requires some pretty heavy investment and a hell of a lot of engine work. . High on your list of mods for your C82 should be handling improvements. The Car Tuning Guide do not recommend lowering more than 35mm.
We will have more detailed C82 modification guides in the near future. Please check the site regularly for updates.
Here are some motoring links who provide some excellent resources on all aspects of car tuning and modifications:
Car Modification articles with lots of tips on the pros and cons of each mod.