As you all probably know, Edward’s Volvo in the Twilight movies is not the model mentioned in the books. The particular model is no longer being produced. In general the fan reaction to the vehicle used in New Moon and Eclipse was not favorable on two fronts:
1) It was a dark grey that read as black on film instead of the bright silver mentioned in the novels
2) It was an SUV and not a sedan/sports car. Many fans started the cry, “Since when is Edward a soccer mom?”
Well it looks like we may just be in luck. Alison from Twifans was up in Vancouver last week and she managed to snag a series of pictures of what she believes is the Volvo model for Breaking Dawn. In short, the sports car look is back folks!
There is a really good side by side comparison of the photo and the car as it appears on Volvo’s official site on TwiFans, along with the story of how they got the photos hoping for the best while driving down a public road.
According to Alison:
“We went to straight to the Volvo website and started comparing wheels, tail-lights, spoilers, and colors. After an hour (or two) of dissecting the vehicle from top to bottom we concluded with certainty that Edward’s ‘Breaking Dawn’ Volvo is a S60 R-9 design series.” There is a great 360 view of the car on Volvo’s site.
You can find the full story of the adventure on TwiFans here. (
at the moment it is requiring login, but that might be a temp glitch) They have changed their site requirements the login is now mandatory.