Video – Volvo teases the limited edition S60 Polestar for Australia
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Volvo S60 Polestar is the Swedish automaker’s response to the likes of the Mercedes C 63 AMG and BMW M3.
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Worked upon by Volvo’s performance division Polestar, the sporty saloon gets a comprehensive upgrade from the plain vanilla S60. Volvo has been taking the S60 Polestar Concept to many events and its most recent public outing was in Detroit earlier this year, where these images were taken.
According to the company the first example have already been sold to a client.
Now, Volvo is ready for a limited production run and has released a video teaser of the car showing a S60 Polestar skillfully negotiating an apex on ice with opposite lock. The video then says “limited edition” and “soon in Australia”.
The Volvo S60 Polestar wears a mean look owing to the Polestar body kits and alloy wheels. It sits on a lowered, widened and reinforced chassis with new suspension.
Power comes from a 3.0-litre inline six cylinder petrol motor which breathes via a Garret turbocharger to produce a massive 508 bhp and 575 Nm of torque. The engine is coupled with a close ratio 6-speed manual transmission which sends power to all the wheels via a Haldex all wheel drive system.
The car accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph is just 3.9 secs and has the capability to push relentlessly beyond 300 kmph. The kerb weight stands at 1,640 kg.
On the inside, the dashboard design is the same as the regular S60. The gear lever, steering wheel and seats are covered with Alcantara.
Volvo had previously announced that it may produce the S60 Polestar in limited numbers if there is a demand. The teaser brings us the good news!