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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

Volvo ACC2 Exterior design 2002.02

Whilst developing the production design of the S60’R’ and the V70’R’, it became apparent that, especially for the US, there was a potential niche for an ‘R’ derivative for the XC70.

This resulted in a proposal by Steve Harper, to Product Planning for a programme investigation, and the development of an in-house show car.

Designed by Steve Potter and Jonathan Disley, this eventually became a Concept Car, to gauge the public’s reaction, at the February 2002 Geneva Motor Show.

Its RallySport heritage and unique Scandinavian winter sport appeal was well received, but with finances being focused upon mainstream programmes, the car failed to make it into production.