Model Year 2018 Volvo S60 And V60 Polestar Get Carbon Fibre Aerodynamic Enhancements

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Volvo Cars’ performance brand, Polestar has unveiled the Model Year 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar, complete with additional aerodynamic components made from lightweight carbon fibre material that are claimed to increase the downforce by 30%. A limited number of 1,500 vehicles will be produced, with all cars receiving a unique number on the tread plate.

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The new aerodynamic exterior package has been developed jointly by the engineers of Polestar and Cyan Racing, the motorsport partner of Polestar, with data and learnings derived from the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) programme. The aerodynamic enhancements include a new front splitter, side sills and a rear spoiler extension, all made in lightweight carbon fibre. The new components are claimed to increase grip and high-speed stability.

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Many of these components were developed and tested during Polestar Cyan Racing’s recently-revealed secret Nürburgring test where a Polestar S60 claimed the record for the fastest four-door road legal car around the infamous Nordschleife circuit.

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Other visual changes include high-gloss black Polestar diamond cut wheels, carbon fibre door mirror casings and a new colour; Bursting Blue Metallic. The interior has been updated with a new seat upholstery, blue contrast stitching and Polestar embroidering.

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More than 250 components have been changed compared to the ‘standard’ Volvo model to create a car with all the usability and practicality of the Volvo S60 and V60. Key component changes include the adjustable Öhlins shock absorber system and six-piston Brembo brake callipers with 371 millimetre discs. The S60 and V60 Polestar retains the 367-hp Drive-E engine.

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Complete technical specifications of the Model Year 2018 below:

Performance

Volvo S60 Polestar

  • 0-100 km/h 4.7 sec
  • 0-200 km/h 17.2 sec
  • 0-60 mph 4.4 sec
  • 0-120 mph 15.6 sec
  • Top speed 250 km/h*/155 mph*

Volvo V60 Polestar

  • 0-100 km/h 4.8 sec
  • 0-200 km/h 17.4 sec
  • 0-60 mph 4.5 sec
  • 0-120 mph 15.8 sec
  • Top speed 250 km/h*/155 mph*

* = Electronically limited

Chassis

  • Adjustable Polestar Öhlins shock absorbers
  • Front strut brace with carbon fibre enforcement
  • Stiffer top mount front and rear
  • Stiffer tie blade bushing
  • Polestar optimised steering
  • 80% stiffer springs compared to S/V60 T6 R-Design
  • Front: 60 N/mm
  • Rear: 67 N/mm (S60) / 72 N/mm (V60)

Tyres and rims

  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 ZR20 (95Y) XL with cavity damping
  • Black Polestar bespoke rims, 20×8”

Engine

  • 4-cylinder inline engine with turbo and supercharger
  • 1969 cc
  • 270 kW (367 hp DIN / 362 hp SAE) @ 6000 rpm
  • 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) @ 3100-5100 rpm
  • Max 7000 rpm
  • Max boost 2.0 bar
  • Polestar 3.0” stainless full-flow active exhaust system with twin 3.5” tail pipes
  • Higher capacity turbo
  • Strengthened conrods
  • Strengthened camshaft
  • Higher capacity fuel pump
  • Higher capacity air filter
  • Higher capacity air intake

Transmission

  • BorgWarner four-wheel drive
  • Polestar calibration for more rear torque dynamic distribution
  • Polestar calibrated stability control system
  • 8-speed Geartronic automatic gearbox with paddle shifters
  • Faster gearshifts
  • Curve-hold functionality
  • Off-throttle functionality
  • Optimised shift precision

Brakes

  • Front: Polestar/Brembo 6 piston brake calipers
  • 371×32 mm ventilated and floating Brembo discs
  • Rear: 302×22 mm ventilated discs
  • New brake pads for model year 2018

Curb weight

  • 1753 kg / 3865 lb (S60)
  • 1800 kg / 3968 lb (V60)

Features

  • Launch control
  • Sport+ mode
  • Aerodynamics
  • Polestar carbon fibre front splitter
  • Polestar carbon fibre side sills
  • Polestar carbon fibre spoiler extension (S60)
  • Polestar front splitter corners
  • Polestar rear spoiler
  • Polestar diffuser

Interior and exterior

  • Sport seats with charcoal, nubuk, blue thread and Polestar imprint
  • Steering wheel with blue thread and leather/nubuk
  • Carbon fibre centre stack
  • Nubuk inlay in doors
  • Nubuk centre armrest
  • Polestar gearshift knob
  • Polestar carpets with blue thread
  • Polestar sport pedals and footrest
  • Polestar door sills with numbering

Colours

  • Bursting Blue Premium Metallic
  • Cyan Racing Blue
  • Onyx Black Metallic
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Ice White Solid

Equipment

  • Sunroof and colour only options, all others included in base specification
  • Fuel tank
  • 67.5 litres

Fuel consumption (combined)

  • 7.8 l/100 km (S60)
  • 8.1 l/100 km (V60)

CO2 emission

  • 179 g/km (S60)
  • 186 g/km (V60)

Environmental Classification

  • Euro 6b