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Volvo S60 Polestar arrives

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15th July, 2013

  • First full road car from Volvo’s motor sport partner, Polestar
  • Super sedan hits 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds
  • Australian-only, limited-edition model ensures exclusivity

A new era in high-performance European sedans has arrived, with the launch of the Volvo S60 Polestar.

Sharing the same DNA as the 373kW (508bhp) Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Car, the S60 Polestar is the first road car from Volvo Car Group’s performance and motor sport partner Polestar.

A limited production run of just 50 cars has been developed exclusively for the Australian market as a pilot project.

“The Australian market for performance cars is – and always been – strong,” says Matt Braid, Managing Director of Volvo Car Australia.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our customers the Volvo S60 Polestar, a car more than capable of getting into the thick of the action in this competitive segment of the market.”

“The work done by Polestar on the S60 is impressive to say the least – they have transformed the already fun to drive Volvo S60 into a great handling driver’s car. Its point-to-point ability – in all weather – is second to none.”

Cutting-edge technology straight from the racetrack

The Volvo S60 Polestar shares technology from the Polestar racing cars currently pounding the race tracks in the Swedish Touring Car Championship and, previously, in the World Touring Car Championship.

Dampers from Öhlins, upgraded high-performance brakes, and an extensively-developed, highly-tuned chassis are just some of the changes to the already capable standard Volvo S60.

A new aerodynamic package has also been developed, including a front splitter, rear wing and diffuser – all having been tweaked and modified in the Volvo Car Group wind tunnel in collaboration with the Volvo Research and Development team.

The six-cylinder turbo-charged Volvo T6 engine has been optimised by Polestar with a bigger turbo, new intercooler, revised engine mapping and racing exhaust to produce 257kW (350bhp) and 500+Nm.

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The S60 Polestar accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, via a Polestar-tuned six-speed automatic gearbox – which also features a launch control system – and a Polestar-tuned Haldex 4WD system. The car is limited to a top speed of 250km/h.

“We have built a car that we, as car enthusiasts, want to drive,” says Christian Dahl, Managing Director of Polestar.

“This is a driver’s car, bringing out the very best of the already competent Volvo S60 chassis with our experience and technology from motor sport.”

“We received a fantastic response to our Volvo C30 and S60 Polestar concept cars, so we’re happy to now introduce our first production car to the Australian market. This is an important step forward for Polestar, one that promises an exciting future.”

Extensive chassis development – by racing drivers

Key to the development of the Volvo S60 Polestar was the extensive work done on the chassis over thousands of test kilometres in Europe – from the ultra-fast autobahns in Germany to the twisty roads of southern Spain, and the freezing cold of northern Sweden.

Volvo Polestar Racing driver Robert Dahlgren – a 33-year-old Swede with 10 years as a Volvo factory racing driver under his belt – has been an integral part of the development work.

“The Volvo S60 Polestar is a car that we are truly proud of, our first step to a ‘mainstream’ car available to customers,” he said.

“We have taken the best bits of the standard S60 T6 and our S60 Polestar Concept Car.”

“At the same time, it is more than capable of everyday driving, too. It is, in my eyes, a very good combination of the Volvo and Polestar core values: safety and performance.”

Introduction of the Volvo S60 Polestar to further markets across the globe is under investigation pending the response of the Australian introduction.

The new Volvo S60 Polestar is priced* at $109,600*.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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