Published on April 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volvo Brings Polestar Performance to Introduce the Quickest S60 & V60 Ever
The latest from Volvo now is also the quickest cars they have ever made: the new Polestar S60 sedan and V60 estate.
Polestar has taken an original V60 and S60 and added a bigger turbo, a supercharger, new conrods, new camshafts, a larger air intake and a higher capacity fuel pump to augment the engine, and matched it with a BorgWarner four-wheel drive system and the new Polestar-optimised eight-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox.
Both cars make the zero to 100 km/h sprint in 4.7 seconds and are limited to a top speed of 250kmh, powered by a specially-enhanced version of Volvo’s award-winning four cylinder, twin charged Drive-E powertrain which produces 367 horsepower and 470 Nm.
Despite the increased performance, fuel consumption and emissions are at a class-leading level of 7.8 l/100 km and 179 CO2 g/km, further proving the efficiency of Volvo’s Drive-E powertrain.
A lighter weight of the cars help to contribute such performance. In each of the two models, the front axle is 24 kg lighter than before, with an overall 20 kg reduction in kerb weight.
Other new features on the cars include a new 20” lightweight rim, Polestar calibrated electro-assisted power steering and a new slotted brake disc of 371 millimetres.
“These cars are properly quick,” said Niels Möller, Chief Operating Officer, Polestar. “But they are more than that. They combine Polestar’s 20 years racing pedigree with Volvo’s inherent pragmatism and engineering heritage. These are very quick cars that you can use every day of the year.”
These two new models also mark the globalisation of the Polestar brand.
The first road legal Polestar cars were launched in 2014 to limited markets. Today, Polestar is delighted to announce that it is expanding the number of markets where a Polestar will be sold from 13 to 47 and doubling production volume from 750 cars a year up to 1500.
Both cars trace their heritage to the new Volvo S60 Polestar TC1, the all-new FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race car from Polestar Cyan Racing. The new road cars use the same base chassis, engine and philosophy of the team behind the development.