To each his own prejudice, but the days of sandals wearing secondary school teachers as the main target group of purpose-built vehicles from Sweden are history. For quite some time now, the Swedes have been relying on “Apple style”, clean, high-quality and really chic. The clientele has changed accordingly and so sport products like the Volvo V60 suddenly become very useful for Volvo.
Of course, the H&R engineering department had all this on the screen for a long time. Thus the development of sporty suspension springs for the casual station wagon was the logical consequence. The lowering of the vehicle’s centre of gravity not only has a positive effect on driving dynamics. The appearance of the extra-wide van is also gaining in prestige and reinforces its chunky appearance. Despite the suspension upgrade, both driving comfort and payload remain unchanged.
For even more Swedish power, H&R recommends TRAK+ wheel spacers made of high-tensile aluminium which will soon get available. This means that standard and aftermarket wheels can be aligned to the edges of the mudguards with millimetre precision. This reinforces the visual appearance even further.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same used to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars.
In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series. Not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies. All of which can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Every sport-oriented motorist can experience the result of these efforts! Suspension components “Made by H & R” enjoy appreciation from the international trade press and from customers all over the world.
Car manufacturers such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes, Volkswagen, MINI and BMW also rely on the know-how and flexibility of H & R for various special models. But not only sporty drivers, who had suspension components like sports springs for the Volvo V60 installed to optimize their vehicles, appreciate the qualities of the H & R products.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer — it is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.