Following recent spy shots, Volvo has officially released its Volvo S60 Polestar Performance Concept. The car was developed in a joint effort between Volvo Cars Official Motorsports, together with its racing and tuning partner Polestar, to take on the might of BMW’s M3 and Mercedes’ C63 AMG.
The Volvo S60 Polestar Performance Concept packs an impressive 379 kW and 575 Nm of torque from its turbocharged, in-line, six-cylinder. Power is sent to all four wheels via a reinforced close ratio manual 6-speed gear box and Haldex Gen4 XWD (cross-wheel-drive) system. It enables the sedan to launch from standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds before arriving at a top speed in excess of 300 km/h.
Stopping power is applied via Brembo six-piston brake calipers and 380 mm ventilated discs at the front and 302 mm ventilated discs at the rear. Special cooling air intakes have also been developed for the front brakes.
Improvements to the chassis are numerous and include: 30 mm lower suspension; Öhlins three-way adjustable shock absorbers; reinforced front and rear anti-roll bars; a track increase of 20 mm in front and 40 mm at the rear; Polestar-tuned steering; stabilising cross-members front and rear; modified suspension bushings and control-arms with uniballs front and rear; as well as reinforced engine mounts. The V60 Polestar also rides on 19-inch wheels fitted with 265/30 R19 profile tyres.
Changes to the aerodynamics of the S60 over the standard model, which were all tested in Volvo’s wind tunnel, include a modified front bumper, while the rear bumper has been redesigned to incorporate the 90 mm stainless-steel exhaust system. On the inside, the cabin has Polestar designed seats with increased support. Alcantara was fitted to all functional areas such as the steering wheel, gear knob, and seats to ensure maximum grip. The center console was lowered for optimised gear-lever ergonomics.