Volvo has added two new special edition Polestar models to its V60 saloon and V60 estate range.
The high-performance Polestar models have 3.0 litre, six-cylinder turbocharged engines which produce 345bhp, though they are also fitted with twin-scroll turbos and a new intercooler to achieve that.
However, fans of the Volvo V60 Polestar may recognise that this is slight drop in power from the original concept which was unveiled last year which was offering 500bhp.
There were some concerns that the Volvo V60 Polestar and Volvo S60 Polestar would not reach our shores but the carmaker has now confirmed that they will be available in the UK.
The modified Volvo V60 Polestar and Volvo S60 Polestar
Buyers of the Volvo V60 Polestar and Volvo S60 Polestar will find that the modifications being made to the models include a more rigid chassis, 80% stiffer springs and Ohlins performance shock absorbers. There are also 20-inch Polestar wheels.
The Polestar models will reach 62mph in just 4.9 seconds and have their top speed electronically limited to 155mph. The power to achieve this is delivered through a Haldex all-wheel drive system.
Both the Volvo V60 Polestar and Volvo S60 Polestar are fitted with a six-speed automatic gearbox with a new paddle shift system.
Polestar say the new Volvo V60 Polestar and Volvo S60 Polestar are ‘true’ drivers’ cars which will be enjoyable to drive all year round, on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions.
Essentially, the firm is saying this is a driver’s car for ‘real life’.
Strong heritage for the Volvo V60 Polestar and Volvo S60 Polestar
The new Volvo V60 Polestar and Volvo S60 Polestar continue the heritage of fast Volvo estates such as the racing 850 BTCC and there a large number of Volvo enthusiasts who look forward to buying these sporty vehicles.
Polestar have been making special edition Volvos for nearly two decades now and match their own motorsport experience to the driving performance and class-leading safety features of Volvo cars.
There are some exterior design tweaks which include the rear spoiler and diffuser, which increases downforce, along with new ventilated front discs. The interior is not radically different from standard models with the steering wheel and seats being fitted in Polestar colours.
More details about the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar and Volvo S60 Polestar will be revealed next year and first deliveries of this impressive new car will arrive in June 2014. There’s also no indication on the price tag yet either.