18 de abril de 2013

Volvo began producing the S60 Polestar. Only available in Australia


Volvo introduced the S60 Polestar for quite some time but never said anything about whether or not it would be produced. Today the story is a little different. The Swedish company announced they are going to produce this car in an undisclosed number of units for the Australian market.

This is a pilot project, possibly meaning that Volvo wants to see if there is interest that justifies selling it in other markets. I sure hope they do it.

The exterior suffered several changes for an improved aerodynamic, including a new front splitter, rear wing and diffuser. Mechanically were added new Öhlins dampers, better brakes, a bigger turbo, new intercooler, revised engine mapping and racing exhaust. with this new engines parts, the 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 now produces 350PS (257kW or 345hp) and over 500Nm (369lb/ft).

The S60 Polestar uses an improved AWF21 six-speed automatic gearbox with launch control connected to a Haldex 4WD system, giving it the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 4,9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250km/h (155mph) and the car weighs 1684kg (3713lb), the same as the standard S60 T6 R-Design.

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Source: Volvo