Volvo Polestar 600bhp supercar launch this month |

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Published on October 6th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volvo Polestar 600bhp supercar launch this month

Polestar have been working on a supercar and this development is about to be unveiled to the world. This 17th October, Volvo and Polestar will show their first supercar which comes after Volvo bought the racing and performance tuning brand outright in mid-2015.

This new Volvo supercar range from Polestar might be powered by hybrid drivetrains. Volvo and Polestar insiders have already confirmed that the brand intends to specialise in high-performance petrol-electric drivetrains.

Hybrid drivetrains will also be used for the high-performance versions of Volvo’s mainstream range, partly to underline the marque’s commitment to plug-in hybrid technology and partly to further distinguish its offerings from those of Mercedes-AMG, BMW’s M division and the Audi RS brand.

To achieve the 600bhp target, Polestar will need to extract a lot more from the plug-in hybrid drivetrain currently fitted to the XC90 T8, whose supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol produces 324bhp and 295lb ft alongside the 81bhp and 177lb ft of an electric motor.

Thank you to theautomobilist.fr for the above illustration. 

Less than a week away from its unveiling. Stay tuned.


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