Wednesday, 27 November 2013 8:03 AM
After extensive testing and refining, Volvo has finally revealed the details of its new S60 and V60 models – delivered under the Polestar set-up.
Polestar is Volvo's partner motorsport company focused on delivering high-performance cars for customers with a taste for something a little different.
The models will be released on four continents, but Volvo has said it will limit the availability of the V60 Polestar and will deliver the fast estate models on the call.
According to chief executive of Polestar Christian Dahl, the models will come with the passion and performance that have become synonymous with past racing versions the company has created for Volvo.
Robert Dahlgren, Polestar racing and test driver, has already gushed over the vehicles' capabilities.
”We have continued our work to create a true driver’s car which is not limited only to a few specific driving conditions, but enjoyable on everything from your favourite winding roads to taking the family for a long journey, no matter summer or winter," he said
"[In] my view, we have gotten very close to our goals, something that of course is best experienced first-hand behind the wheel.”
The six-cylinder turbo-charged T6 engine has undergone new developments to add a twin-scroll turbo and intercooler. While this might sound a little too technical for some, they help to deliver some very important figures: 350HP/257KW at 5,700 rpm and 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds.
“We are all very excited and proud over our launch of two new cars as yet another step towards a range of Polestar Engineered Volvo cars available for people like us around the world. To do it together with Volvo, one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, is greatly satisfying and we look forward to an exciting future,” Mr Dahl concluded.