VOLVO S60 POLESTAR: OFFICIAL DETAILS
M3-rivalling S60 unveiled in Sweden
Sadly (perhaps), the rumour that a performance-oriented S60 would feature the XC90's 4.4-litre V8 has proven false, but Polestar and Volvo have instead attached a Garrett turbo to the existing T6 powerplant. It must be one gigantic turbo, though, as it has boosted the cooking T6's power and torque figures by a huge 208hp and 99lb ft. The resulting outputs are a frankly ludicrous 508hp and 424 lb ft.
These are enough, says Polestar, for the S60 to run from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 'more than' 300km/h (186mph). Interestingly, drive is provided through a six-speed manual gearbox, a nice concession to the enthusiast in a world of performance autos.
C30-based Polestar Performance Concept, the modifications to create this S60 are far more extensive than just bolting a turbo on. The body itself sits 30mm lower and the tracks have been increased by 20mm at the front and 40mm at the rear, whilst the Haldex four-wheel drive system has also been revised. Suspension changes come courtesy of Ohlins, and comprises three-way adjustable springs and dampers. The front brakes have been upgraded to a massive 380mm, the rotors gripped by six-pot Brembo calipers. And on top of all this, the S60 PCC is also around 90kg lighter than the US-spec car it's based upon.
The official word from Polestar is that a saloon like the PCC could make series production depending on market response. So, if you like it, get badgering your Volvo dealer now!