Even most modern cars require some modifications to be competent on track. We can't imagine how much work it would take to make something like a 50-year old Volvo Amazon quick on track. Thanks to this video, we don't have to imagine, because someone's already done it.
Matt Farah of got a chance to get behind the wheel of a highly modified 1968 Volvo Amazon two-door coupe at this year's GridLife festival at Gingerman Raceway. The car comes complete with a 400-horsepower Mitsubishi turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a Ford manual transmission, upgraded suspension, bigger brakes, and a full roll cage.
While the Volvo's 2600-pound curb weight makes it wildly quick, Farah finds none of those extensive modifications ever get rid of that old car feeling, or the sketchiness that comes with it.
Watch for yourself as he pumps the brake pedal and spins the tires at every corner.