Volvo reveals 270kW Polestar S60 and V60 Estate… here later this year
Volvo has revealed the 270kW Polestar S60 and V60 Estate claiming them to be the “quickest cars” it has ever produced.
CAPABLE OF NAILING 0-100km/h in just 4.7 seconds (which is quicker than the Subaru WRX STI we just tested), the 270kW and 470Nm Polestar S60 and V60 run a tweaked version of the Volvo’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder Drive-E engine. It returns a claimed 7.8L/100km.
Polestar’s boffins added a bigger turbocharger to the current engine, matched it with a supercharger, new conrods, new camshafts, a larger air intake and a higher capacity fuel pump to augment the engine, and matched it with a BorgWarner four-wheel drive system and the new “Polestar-optimised eight-speed Geartronic automatic” gearbox.
Weight has also been cut out of the thing with 24kg cut from the front axle and 20kg from the rear, compared with the standard car.
“By any measure these cars are seriously quick,” said Kevin McCann, Managing Director of Volvo Car Australia. “When they arrive in Australia later this year people will be genuinely impressed.”
“They are born at the racetrack, but built for the road. The cars are very composed through corners, with lots of traction and enough low-end torque to make them very, very quick. They combine Polestar’s 20 years of racing pedigree with Volvo’s inherent pragmatism and engineering heritage. The end result is two very quick but functional performance cars that can be driven on normal Australian roads every day of the year.”
“All changes made to the car are about improving drivability and efficiency. The base of the new engine carries motorsport technology with solutions like the combination of turbo and supercharger, lightweight materials and more. This works hand-in-hand with our core philosophy and has enabled us to evolve the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar,” said Mr McCann.
Question, If you were asking for a practical performance car, would you consider the Polestar V60 wagon? See you in the comments.