With the 3D engine from Motorhead as base, the development team behind S40 Racing succeeded in completing the game in less than 45 days. The game was shown at all large car exhibitions during the fall 1997.
The game title is a PR game for Volvo and their racing team. In addition to being used as a marketing tool for Volvo S40, the game title has been sold in 16,000 copies through Volvo dealers in Sweden.
The game takes place at the Mantorp Park racetrack, and can be played in both single mode and in network.