It’s impossible to imagine a kid with a poster of a Volvo XC60 R-Design on their wall. But as an owner of a 2012 XC60 R-design, I find myself occasionally marveling at the performance of my fun Swedish Crossover. I was browsing through the print version of this month’s Road & Track, which features Supercars, old and new. In the back they have a historical overview of supercars in the Road Test Summary, and I was taken aback by what I saw. For the bulk of the 70’s/80’s, Countach’s raw numbers in 0-60 and quarter mile times were on par with my stealthy Scandinavian shuttle.

Lamborghini:

1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 0-60 mph 6.6 | Quarter mile 14.1

1978 Lamborghini Countach LP400S 0-60 mph 5.8 | Quarter mile 14.3

1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S 0-60 mph 5.8 | Quarter mile 14.2

1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500S 0-60 mph 5.6 | Quarter mile 13.9

1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000S 0-60 mph 5.1 | Quarter mile 13.5

1986 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV 0-60 mph 5.1 | Quarter mile 13.5

Volvo:

2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design 0-60: 5.6 | Quarter mile 14.3

2016 Volvo XC60 R-Design 0-60: 5.9 | Quarter mile 14.6

Puts a new twist on the old ad: