|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 
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.
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.
Requires the Community Choice Classics Car Pack
Purchase from the car dealer for 7,500 CR
Performance & Body Style
Top Speed: missing data
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Requires the Duracell Car Pack
Purchase from the Autoshow for 45,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Top Speed: 141.3 mph (227.4 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.100 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 16.200 secs.
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)
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.74 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.74 g
|Conversion - Engine|
|I6T - S60 R-Design|
|2.6L I6 - TT|
6.2L V8 (415 hp)
5.9L V8 - Racing
|1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally|
6.2L V8 (415 hp)
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
- 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.
- ↑ "Duracell Car Pack". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 05/22/2018.
- ↑ "History". flathood.saliv8.com. Retrieved 05/22/2018.
|1980s||242 Turbo Evolution|
|2000s||#24 S60 R · C30 R-Design · S60 R|
|2010s||#1 - #3 S60 STCC · S60 Polestar · S60 R-Design · V60 Polestar · XC70 · XC90 R-Design|