The highly anticipated Volvo S60 Polestar performance concept made its world premiere on the sidelines of the Gothenburg City Race in Sweden.
Polestar helped the automaker develop a car that combines Volvo’s comfortable driving experience with a high level of power and handling, providing more performance to their platform. They’ve tuned Volvo’s T6 engine to deliver more power, so Polestar Volvo S60 concept stuns with 508 horsepower, which allows the concept to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds before it tops out at 300 km/h (by comparison, the current Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG that is powered by a 451hp 6.3-liter V8 hits 100km/h in 4.4 seconds and tops out at 250km/h).
In combination with the engine mods, the drivetrain and chassis were also upgraded. The old gearbox of the newest Volvo Concept was replaced with a reinforced six-speed manual unit and the Haldex all-wheel drive system was tweaked. The chassis was made wider, increased by 20 mm up front and 40 mm at the rear, and the whole car was lowered 30 mm. Öhlins suspension, reinforced anti-roll bars and 19-inch light alloy wheels make the car suitable for both high performance driving and long distance traveling.
The brakes of S60 Polestar Concept have been beefed up via Brembo six piston calipers and vented discs, there are splitters and diffusers outside, Alcantara and sporting paraphernalia inside, and the entire package weighs in at 1,640kg.
The interior of Volvo S60 Polestar Concept has been updated with custom Polestar–designed seats for better support, an Alcantara-lined cabin and a center console that’s been optimized to improve ergonomics.
The end result is what Robert Dahlgren, Volvo Polestar racing driver calls “a huge leap forward in terms of handling and performance. It is, by far, the most impressive street Volvo I’ve ever driven. But I must also say that the genuine Volvo feeling is still there.”
This one-off concept was actually built for a specific client who ponied up $300,000 for the keys to the newest sedan.
VOLVO S60 POLESTAR CONCEPT