Because this is super touring, the engine displaces two litres, but because it’s Volvo in the 1990s that 2.0-litre engine is a yowling naturally-aspirated five-cylinder. This thing really could out scream half of 2022’s monstrous Michelin Supercar Run. It was with this car that Rydell actually secured the 1998 British Touring Car Championship. Of course these cars were spectacularly sophisticated and expensive, so the class wasn’t to last in this form, but good grief, what a golden era for tin top racing. We’re just glad we’re still able to hear and see these things being driven close to the limit on our Hill once a year.
Welcome to Goodwood Elevenses, a mid-morning helping of motoring-related amusement to help break up your day. Watch the last video: Riding shotgun in a thundering Panoz LMP‑1 at Goodwood