Volvo S60 Polestar 350bhp

Volvo S60 Polestar is the powerful cousin to S60. Polestar is Volvos tuning performance partner, the cooperation started in Swedish touring car championships in the 1990s and has gone from there. In 2010 they released the C30 Polestar and in 2012 the Volvo S60 Polestar concept. Originally the car was equipped with 501 bhp, when in production it was reduced to 350 bhp (257 KW). Another difference from the concept was the lack of a manual transmission, all Polestars are automatic. Australia was the first country to get the Volvo S60 Polestar in 2013, 100 S60 Polestars where intended to be built, and 50 of them were sent to down-under.

On the inside there are lots of components inspired from the race-track, such as dampers, chassis and tuning.  On the exterior the differences from the original S60 are however minimal, the Polestar has a badge, 20 inch wheels and is lowered. This is the appeal, the S60 Polestar looks like regular Volvo but it really isn’t.

Volvo S60 Polestar Image gallery

Volvo S60 Polestar Technical specifications

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

Engine
6-cylinder inline T6 engine, 2.953 cc
257 kW (350 bhp) @ 5.700 rpm
500+ Nm @ 2.800-4.750rpm
Max 6.500 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, 819″ ET51

Weight
1.684kg – same as standard S60 T6 R-Design

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

Brakes
Front:
o 33629 mm ventilated discs
o Jurid 958 performance brake pad
Rear:
o 30222 mm ventilated discs
o HP2000 Brembo performance brake pads

Aerodynamics
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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  1. Tasha says:

    Thanks for finally writing about >Volvo S60 Polestar 350bhp

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