Volvo S60 And V60 Polestar Update Revealed Overseas


They're building a combined total of 1500 of the 2018 S60 and V60 Polestar - complete with a new carbon-fibre aero kit that increases downforce by 30 percent - for the whole world.

Volvo performance arm Polestar and its motorsport partner Cyan Racing have upgraded the V60 and its S60 sibling with race-proven parts.

Apparently these new elements have received proper testing - they were developed and tried previous year when Polestar Cyan Racing was temporarily stationed at Nürburgring to take down the record for the four-door production model - they managed to do that but even before announcing it they were topped by others (Panamera and Alfa Giulia). The updated versions of the S60 and V90 Polestar will be limited to just 1,500 units which will feature a unique production number on the tread plate. In the 2018 Polestar S60, that's good for a top speed limited to 250km/h and 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds, while the V60 estate takes 4.8 seconds. The aerodynamic enhancements include a new front splitter, side sills and a rear spoiler extension, all made in lightweight carbon fiber.

"The Model Year 18 S60 and V60 Polestar models are the pinnacle of our road auto programmes that we have been developing successfully since our first road vehicle was launched in 2013", he says.

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New enhancements for 2018 include bigger brakes with six-piston Brembo callipers

Many of these parts were designed and tested during last year's "secret" test at the Nürburgring, in which an S60 Polestar set the lap record for a road-legal sedan on the punishing Nordschleife circuit. Both cars now come with new seat upholstery, blue contrast stitching and Polestar embroidering which will be different from the regular Polestar models.

In addition to the aero package, both cars get glossy black Polestar wheels, carbon fibre caps for the outside rear view mirrors, and a new exterior colour called "Bursting Blue Metallic". Most important among these are the adjustable Ohlins shock absorbers and six-piston Brembo brake callipers on 371mm ventilated discs. That equates to 36.6mpg for the saloon and 35.2 for the V90.

Prices have yet to be announced.

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