Volvo has unveiled the production version of the S60 Polestar, which delivers 350bhp not 508bhp as the hot one-off S60 Polestar Concept Car. That’s a big shame and it would have been a nice alternative to the high end luxury saloons from Germany.
“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 motorsport.
Despite not having the power concept car had, the production version does share many of its DNA, including dampers from Ã–hlins, high capacity brakes, and the extensively developed, highly-tuned chassis.
The aerodynamic package includes a front splitter, rear wing and diffuser.
The six-cylinder turbo-charged Volvo T6 engine has been optimised by Polestar, featuring a bigger turbo, new intercooler, revised engine mapping and racing exhaust to produce 350bhp and 500+ Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via Polestar-tuned Haldex 4WD system and a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The S60 Polestar weighs 1,684 kg and 0-62mph comes in 4.9 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
Volvo has developed a limited production run exclusively for the Australian market as a pilot project, with the first cars being delivered to customers in late June 2013.