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Six-wheel Volvo XC60 for traffic in Sweden

Since Mercedes-Benz introduced the nonsense G63 AMG 6X6, parts of the gearbox community became obsessed with the idea of six-wheelers. Vehicles like the Apocalypse Warlord, with V8 engine, they allow people to live out their Mad Max fantasies, but with a starting price of $$ 250,000, it's not exactly affordable. So instead of shelling out huge sums of money, a six-wheel aficionado decided to convert his perfectly sensible Volvo XC60 into a road monster.

Captured by a YouTuber at a car meet in Sweden, the red Volvo appears to have been expertly converted. Despite many eye-catching machines, the custom Volvo stole the show as it rolled down the street in a rather menacing fashion. From the front, it appears to be a perfectly sensible next-gen XC60 R-Design. However, starting from pillar B, things start to change drastically.

The bodywork has been expertly crafted into a bed, with the four rear wheels neatly positioned at the rear. The Volvo's signature taillights had to be cut in half to accommodate the new rear end, which has a bed cover. In addition to the dramatically altered rear, additional modifications include a front-mounted skid bar and a prominent roof light bar.

Unfortunately, there aren't many details available about the six-wheeled Volvo. The former XC60 was made available with a powerful 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine with 300 horsepower. As standard, this model was equipped with all-wheel drive. We're not sure if this particular build retains the default setting or has been modified to drive the extra axis. If so, it must have been a complex (and expensive) job to do.

Even with the most powerful engine and sporty R-Design style, the XC60 It wasn't (and still isn't) the toughest SUV on the market. It's a sophisticated and subtle motor vehicle for anyone who wants a well-made, safe and comfortable family car. Perhaps the owner has an affinity for the brand, but then again, this eye-catching car was spotted in Sweden – the home of Volvo.

Ridiculous as it may be, it's not the wildest six-wheeler we've seen in recent weeks. For some unknown reason, someone decided convert a Rolls-Royce Phantom to accommodate six wheels. Unlike the Volvo seen here, the Roller has a matte black paint job, beefy off-road tires and extended wheel arches.

Whatever the motivation, it's always nice to see a unique build based on an unlikely competitor – especially if done right. As we have seen, this is often a good idea, but poorly executed.

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