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The Volvo S60 Polestar performance concept made its world premiere on Saturday at the Gothenburg City Race in Sweden. Developed by Volvo Cars Official Motorsports and its racing and tuning partner Polestar for an as of yet unnamed client.
But it's not all lost, for a hope that it will be built for the market, depending on the response that is. The S60 Polestar is motivated by a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six delivering 300hp, to all four wheels for a zero to 100km/h sprint of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h.
But changes to the inline six, which included a modified cylinder head, combustion chambers, inlet manifold and air intake along with a Garret 3171 turbo produces 508hp at 6,500rpm and 575Nm.
The company quotes a 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of just 3.9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 300km/h (186+mph).
By comparison, the current Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG that is powered by a 451hp (457PS) 6.3-liter V8 hits 100km/h in 4.4 seconds and tops out at 250km/h (155mph - electronically limited).
Robert Dahlgren, Volvo Polestar racing driver, commented after taking the car for a spin:
"To me the Volvo S60 is a very well sorted car from start. In our concept car we have developed chassis, engine and transmission just like we want it, and the result is 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."
Here are some more info on the car:
Technical specification Performance
0-100 km/h 3.9s Top speed more than 300km/h Engine
Volvo T6 inline six (B6304T4) 508 hp @ 6500rpm 575Nm @ 5500rpm Max rpm: 7100 Modified cylinder head and combustion chambers Modified inlet manifold and air intake Special manufactured conrods Garret 3171 turbo Ferrita 3.5” stainless steel exhaust system Drive train
Tires 265/30R19 Rims Polestar 9,5X19” Chassis lowered 30mm Öhlins 3- way shock absorbers Reinforced anti-roll bar front and rear Track width increased 20 mm front and 40 mm rear Polestar-tuned EHPAS steering Stabilising X- members, front and rear. Modified control-arms with uniballs front and rear. Reinforced bushings in sub-frame and control-arms Modified engine mounts Weight
Total weight 1640kg and optimized weight distribution Brakes
Front Polestar-Brembo 6 piston calipers, 380 mm ventilated discs Rear Polestar-Volvo calipers, 302 mm ventilated discs Brake cooling air intakes from front Aerodynamics
Based on tests in Volvo’s wind-tunnel Lowered front splitter and larger rear spoiler to reduce high speed lift Carbon fiber diffusor Body 20 mm widened front and rear