Sweden is a land of forced induction,where young tuners think nothing of locking themselves in their garages over the long winters only to emerge in the spring with an old Volvo boasting 500bhp from its turbo engine.
As the young modifier matures and finds himself with more disposable income, the skills learnt in those cold garage apprenticeships can be put to use on something more modern; which brings us to Peter Jynnesj and his ’04 Volvo S40 T5.
The S40 is a car we’ve featured several times before and despite preconceptions, the newer Volvos don’t hang around. In fact, the S40 T5 boasts a 0-60mph in 6.5sec from its 2.5 five-cylinder turbo – not a bad place to start a project.
Peter lives deep in the Swedish countryside and has built a reputation for himself and his business – OnTheEdge – as a respected modifier. So when Swedish parts supplier, Micro, gave Peter an illustration and asked if he’d build a Volvo to match it, he jumped at the opportunity.
“Micro commissioned me to make the car from their drawings,” he said. “They provided me with everything I needed except the body kit. They needed the car finished quickly, so I completed it in only five weeks.”Photos: