Volvo S60 Polestar Concept debuts at 2012 LA Auto Show

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Volvo Cars Official Motorsport, in partnership with performance partner Polestar has developed the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept car which is currently being showcased at the LA Motor Show. The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept was built for one specific client, but a small series of Polestar modified S60’s may be built depending how it’s received by the market.

“The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept, is a car developed with our own preferences in mind which from experience we know are shared by a group of active drivers." said Christian Dahl, founder and CEO of Polestar.

Volvo S60 Polestar Concept – Features and Specifications

Engine Capability?

The four-door Volvo S60 Polestar Concept was developed with the aim to combine a comfortable and genuine Volvo driving experience with a high level of power and handling. It is fitted with a turbocharged T6 inline six-cylinder engine designed to deliver a considerable increase in power and torque producing 379 kW at 6500rpm with a maximum torque figure of 575Nm and is mated to a manual 6-speed gearbox. Acceleration to 100km/h will take 3.9 seconds and the car will reach a top speed of more than 300km/h.

Interior and Exterior Styling Features?

On the inside, the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept features designed Alacantara sports seats with increased support and an Alcantara finished steering wheel and gear lever. The centre console has also been lowered for optimised gear-lever ergonomics.

The exterior of the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept features unique 19-inch alloy wheels, a quad performance 3.5-inch Ferrita stainless steel exhaust and a rear air diffuser and has a widened chassis, uprated brakes, Haldex four-wheel drive system and Ohlins 3-way shock absorbers.

Commenting on the driving experience of the Polestar, Robert Dahlgren, Volvo Polestar racing driver said, "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."