Make
Volvo
Model
Volvo S40
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
R7-003
Built By
TWR
Date Built
1997
Current Status
STRIPPED
History
Built for the 1997 British Touring Car Championship, where it was used by Rickard Rydell and Kelvin Burt, although it is not known which driver used the car for which races.

In 1998 the car was used by Jan Nilsson in the Swedish Touring Car Championship, plus the Zhuhai round of the South East Asia Touring Car Zone Challenge and Macau Grand Prix

Loaned to Volvo China in 1999 and driven at Macau Grand Prix and various Asian races by Henry Lee Jr

Following a rebuilt by SportPromotion in 2000, it was used as primarily as a test car for the 2001 Swedish Touring Car Championship, and raced at the Knutstorp round by Hakan Roos. During that race the car was crashed and received heavy damage. The car was dismantled and the running gear transferred to R7-002.

Despite in initial reports that the remains of the shell had been scrapped, in 2012 the still-damaged shell reappeared and was purchased by Björn Hall.

Hall would keep the car until early 2017, when it was purchase by Miguel Marini.
Pictures
Jan Nilsson, Zhuhai 1998 Henry Lee Jr, Macau 1999 Kelvin Burt @ Brands Hatch, Aug 1997 Jan Nilsson, 1998 STCC
Race History
Volvo
#3 Volvo S40
Team: Volvo S40 Racing
SwedenRickard Rydell
Volvo
#61 Volvo S40
SwedenJan Nilsson
Volvo
#2 Volvo S40
Team: Ericsson Volvo Team
SwedenJan Nilsson
Volvo
#1 Volvo S40
Team: Volvo Personbilar Sverige
SwedenJan Nilsson
Volvo
#8 Volvo S40
Team: Ericsson Racing Team
Hong KongHenry Lee Jr
Volvo
#8 Volvo S40
Team: EKS Motorsports
Hong KongHenry Lee Jr
Volvo
#22 Volvo S40
Team: Håkan Roos
SwedenHåkan Roos
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship
10 May 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 DNF
10 May 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 DNF
31 May 1998 SwedenKarlskoga (1) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 1
31 May 1998 SwedenKarlskoga (2) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 4
28 Jun 1998 SwedenAnderstorp (1) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 1
28 Jun 1998 SwedenAnderstorp (2) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 2
09 Aug 1998 SwedenFalkenberg (1) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 1
09 Aug 1998 SwedenFalkenberg (2) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 DNF
06 Sep 1998 SwedenKnutstorp (1) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 5
06 Sep 1998 SwedenKnutstorp (2) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 1
27 Sep 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 3
27 Sep 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Jan Nilsson #1 Volvo S40 1
1998 South East Asia Touring Car Zone Challenge
25 Oct 1998 ChinaZhuhai (1) Jan Nilsson #2 Volvo S40 DNF
25 Oct 1998 ChinaZhuhai (2) Jan Nilsson #2 Volvo S40 DNF
1998 Macau Grand Prix
22 Nov 1998 MacauMacau (1) Jan Nilsson #61 Volvo S40 6
22 Nov 1998 MacauMacau (2) Jan Nilsson #61 Volvo S40 5
1999 Macau Grand Prix
21 Nov 1999 MacauMacau (1) Henry Lee Jr #8 Volvo S40 7
21 Nov 1999 MacauMacau (2) Henry Lee Jr #8 Volvo S40 6
2001 Swedish Touring Car Championship
02 Sep 2001 SwedenKnutstorp (1) Håkan Roos #22 Volvo S40 DNF
02 Sep 2001 SwedenKnutstorp (2) Håkan Roos #22 Volvo S40 DNS