Under the guidance of Volvo’s official race tuning partner, Polestar, Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld says Volvo is reportedly looking to create a Polestar S60 rival to the BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG.
Spy photos captured by a Teknikens Varld reader, show a heavily camouflaged vehicle with a widened track and broadened wheel arches in all four corners, plus sporty wheels that are a bit wider than the normal hoops.
Having talked to the Swedish registration office, the vehicle in the spy photos is officially listed as a T6 AWD with 224 kW, but the Swedish magazine is doubtful and believes a V8 engine is used instead. Volvo already use a Yamaha V8 engine in the XC90 SUV and S80 sedan, where in it delivers up to 295 kW. It’s not unreasonable to think the S60 Polestar would employ this engine to bring Volvo closer to the M, AMG and Audi RS league, after all, apart from the existing Volvo models, the Yamaha V8 can also be found in the Noble M600 supercar, where two turbos help it generate 478 kW.
Teknikens Varld also speculates that Polestar will employ a sequential gearbox tied to a Haldex all-wheel-drive system. A V8-powered S60 would likely feature a wider track and wheel arches to accommodate a larger wheel and tyre combination.
As a reminder of what Polestar can do, we only need to cast our minds back to the 302 kW C30 Performance Concept shown in 2010, and then of course there is their years of experience in the Swedish Touring Car Championship.