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When you think Volvo, the first thought to come to mind may be of safety and reliability. However, this race-bred homologation special should also inspire thoughts of performance that drove a half a decade of Group A racing. The 242 Turbo Evolution, also known as the Flatnose for its unique sheet metal, sports a large Garret turbocharger with intercooler as well as special springs and ventilated brakes. The 500 models created were almost all sold in the U.S., with some 30 models sent back to Europe to go racing. This is one brick that really flies.
— Official desription [1]

The 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution - abbreviated as Volvo 242 Turbo - is a RWD sports car by Volvo featured in Forza Motorsport 3 as part of the Community Choice Classics Car Pack, and as standard in Forza Motorsport 4.

It returned in Forza Horizon 3 as part of the Duracell Car Pack, and is featured as standard in all subsequent main series titles.

Synopsis

The 242 Turbo Evolution is a limited run of turbocharged models that were sold in 1983 for Group A homologation. It was exclusively sold in North America, where it is known as the 'Flatnose' by car enthusiasts, referring to the unique European specification hood.

It is based on a light rear-wheel drive platform that only weighs 2141 lb (971 kg) and has a front weight distribution of 54%. The B21FT codenamed engine is a 2.1 litre inline-four with an overhead camshaft and turbocharging. It offers 225 hp (168 kW) and 250 ft·lb (339 N·m) of torque, and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission.[2]

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide
Speed 4.9
Handling 4.2
Acceleration 4.4
Launch 4.7
Braking 4.1
E 212
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 7,500 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
missing data
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 4.5
Handling 3.9
Acceleration 6.2
Launch 6.2
Braking 3.9
D 297
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 5,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
Speed:
Top Speed: 145.3 mph  (233.8 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.100 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.200 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 140.6 ft (42.9 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 388.3 ft (118.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.77 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.73 g
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Speed 5.3
Handling 3.8
Acceleration 6.6
Braking 3.8
Common FM7 T1
D 312
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Division:
Showroom Rally
Collection Tier:
Tier 1 - Common (+40)
Speed:
Top Speed: 142.1 mph  (228.6 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.100 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.218 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 150.3 ft (45.8 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 375.2 ft (114.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.98 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.92 g
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Speed 5.2
Handling 4.8
Acceleration 6.7
Launch 6.8
Braking 4.9
C 512
DLC:
Requires the Duracell Car Pack
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 45,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Classic Rally
Speed:
Top Speed: 141.3 mph  (227.4 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.100 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.200 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 176.8 ft (53.9 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 432.5 ft (131.8 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.74 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.74 g
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Speed 5.9
Handling 4.5
Acceleration 5.5
Launch 7.0
Braking 4.8
C 512
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 45,000 CR
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Classic Rally
Rarity:
Common
Speed:
Top Speed: 140.7 mph  (226.4 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.100 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.184 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 185.0 ft (56.4 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 454.1 ft (138.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.74 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.73 g

Conversions

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Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 2.6L I6 - TT
6.2L V8 (415 hp)
5.9L V8 - Racing
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3.2L I6
6.2L V8 (415 hp)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 3.2L I6
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
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Trivia

  • Its hood and trunk cannot be opened in Forzavista mode.
  • Players have to drive an upgraded Volvo 242 in the seventh chapter of the "Drift Club" Horizon Story series in Forza Horizon 4.

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References

  1. "Duracell Car Pack". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 05/22/2018.
  2. "History". flathood.saliv8.com. Retrieved 05/22/2018.
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