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First Production Polestar Volvo S60 Released

Car Tuning, Volvo
Posted by Lidia Todorova on 18 April 2013

World's first production Polestar Volvo S60 is already here. The limited production run has been developed for the Australian market debuting as a pilot project and the first examples will have their delivery late June this year.

One of the highlight in the development of this Volvo is the extensive work done on the chassis. This included over thousands of kilometers test that have been lead in Europe under different road and weather conditions.

What is more, S60 Polestar includes technological innovations taken from racing cars, like dampers from Öhlins, high capacity brakes, and the extensively developed, highly-tuned chassis. In addition, a new aerodynamic package has also been featured. The latter includes front splitter, rear wing and diffuser.

The car draws its power from a six-cylinder turbo-charged Volvo T6 engine. It has been optimized by Polestar with a bigger turbo, new intercooler, revised engine mapping and racing exhaust. The result is that it is now capable of delivering 350 hp (257 kW) or 257kW and 500 Nm (370 lb-ft) of torque.

This basically means that Volvo S60 Polestar accelerates from standstill to 100km/h in only 4.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 250 km/h. Its engine is mated to a Polestar-tuned six-speed automatic gearbox - which also features a launch control system - and a Polestar-tuned Haldex 4WD system.

Polestar Volvo S60 Technical Specifications

Performance

  • 0-100 km/h 4.9 sec
  • Top speed 250 km/h – limited

Engine

  • 6-cylinder inline T6 engine, 2953 cc
  • 257kw (350bhp) @ 5700 rpm
  • 500+Nm @ 2800-4750rpm
  • Max 6500 RPM

Polestar engine software

  • New Borg Warner turbo
  • New intercooler
  • 2.5" stainless full-flow exhaust system with 3.5" tail pipes

Chassis

  • Polestar Öhlins, 2-way adjustable shock absorbers
  • Upgraded springs
  • o 60N/mm front, 65N/mm rear. (80% stiffer than stock)
  • Upgraded stabilizers front and rear
  • Upgraded rear tie blades
  • Upgraded top mount in front and rear
  • Upgraded toe link arms in rear
  • Strut brace with carbonfiber enforcement
  • 235/40R19, Michelin Pilot Super Sport
  • Bespoke Polestar rims, 8x19" ET51

Weight

  • 1684kg - same as standard S60 T6 R-Design

Drivetrain

  • AWF21 automatic gearbox
  • Launch control
  • Modified transmission software for faster shifts and launch control
  • Modified AWD software for more rear torque

Brakes

Front:

  • 336x29 mm ventilated discs
  • Jurid 958 performance brake pad

Rear:

  • 302x22 mm ventilated discs
  • HP2000 Brembo performance brake pads

Aero

  • New Polestar front splitter corners
  • New Polestar rear spoiler
  • New Polestar diffuser

Interior/Exterior

  • Polestar door trims
  • Polestar badge on front grille
  • Polestar badge on boot
  • Polestar gear shift knob
  • Polestar badge on engine
  • Polestar limited edition plate on door sills and steering wheel
  • Black outside mirror covers

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Source: Volvo