VOX Volvo Amazon with 788 BHP by Mattias Vöcks

I’m a huge fan of classic Volvo’s, they have never been known for there good looks but actually they made some stunning looking cars back in the 60’s. This is the stunning VOX Volvo Amazon built by Mattias Vöcks’s an engineer at Koenigsegg is based on a 1967 model. One of the first thing that they did was to convert the Volvo from a 5 door to a 3 giving it a much cleaner look. “Volvo is the make that I like most and I have actually customised several Amazons previously. It all began when I was given an old Amazon by my grandmother, and it’s continued ever since,” said Vöcks.

This Amazon has been round since 2006 when it produced 592hp (600PS), but just in case that wasn’t enough it’s had further development from Vöcks and pushed it to 788hp (799PS) with a peak torque to 980Nm (723 lb-ft) when running on E85. It is powered by a heavily modified 2.8 litre turbocharged inline-six sourced from Volvo. He also added a new 6-speed transmission from Getrag, a new rear differential, brakes from the Koenigsegg CC8S, adjustable front and rear suspension and numerous other upgrades. Not bad when you have a parts bin from Koenigsegg, I’b be like a kid in a sweet shop.

At the 25th jubilee of the Vallåkra Custom Car Meet outside Landskrona, Sweden last summer, Mattias Vöcks’s classic Amazon estate was voted best car to represent Sweden and its car-customisation enthusiasts at the annual SEMA tradeshow in Las Vegas. SEMA is the venue for the world’s largest custom-car show.

It’s a beautiful looking car and one that I have always wanted to restore and customise. I don’t think I’d go down the whole 600bhp route but I love the dropped hot rod look. I think the VOX Volvo is perfect and can’t wait to see his latest creation which is a modern P1800 concept that he’s working on.

VOX Volvo Amazon with 788 BHP by Mattias Vöcks

VOX Volvo Amazon with 788 BHP by Mattias Vöcks

VOX Volvo Amazon with 788 BHP by Mattias Vöcks

VOX Volvo Amazon with 788 BHP by Mattias Vöcks

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