Its not so much about power as power to weight ratio ,Road and track did a test with Olympic sprinter Lewis Frank against a bmw 320 , he was in front to almost 100ft, just google " Human or car faster ".plus reaction time comes into it , unless they are regularly racing 0-whatever its quite easy to get the drop on a sleeping supercar at the lights .v70 weighs 1789/1811 , elgrand 1930/1970 , so , 100kg less and 65hp more the volvo should win , however the adage you snooze you lose applies .
I usually say car for mine without thinking but have called it people carrier, mpv, bus & van. It's surprising how many people assume it's a camper too - probably because they can't see inside much due to tinted rear windows or perhaps they notice the curtains?
My daughters took the piss out of me the other day because I referred to it as a cracking vehicle. Apparently "nobody says vehicle anymore dad" followed by much laughter & repeating shouts of "look at that vehicle over there dad" LITTLE GITS
Probably because the VW T5 boys all have their camper converted, so people see a similar shape and assume it's a camper and that you are a trendy wanker that follows the heard like a good sheep should.