Volvo S60 Polestar Concept Showcased at LA Auto Show

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A few days back, we reported about Volvo S60 Polestar Concept being unveiled. Now, the stunning sedan says hi to the public at the ongoing LA Auto Show 2012.

The Polestar gets more power than the vanilla S60 and this owing to a Garret turbocharger that has been bolted on to the motor. Hence, we are looking at some 508 hp- 424 pound-ft power and torque figures and the Polestar Volvo S60 concept is capable of dismissing 100kmoh from 0 in less than 3.9 seconds. Stopping power come courtesy 6 piston Brembos on front discs and the car’s chassis has been given reinforcement along with upgraded Haldex AWD system for a superb handling package. The Polestar S60 is lighter by 204 pounds. On the inside, the car gets Alcantara leather among other ‘premium’ bits.

Technical specification

0-100 km/h 3.9s
Top speed more than 300km/h

Volvo T6 inline six (B6304T4)
508 hp @ 6500rpm
575Nm @ 5500rpm
Max rpm: 7100
Modified cylinder head and combustion chambers
Modified inlet manifold and air intake
Special manufactured conrods
Garret 3171 turbo
Ferrita 3.5″ stainless steel exhaust system

Drive train
Reinforced M66C (close ratio) manual 6-speed gear box.
Haldex E-LSD in rear
Haldex Gen4 XWD

Tires 265/30R19
Rims Polestar 9,5X19″
Chassis lowered 30mm
Öhlins 3- way shock absorbers
Reinforced anti-roll bar front and rear
Track width increased 20 mm front and 40 mm rear
Polestar-tuned EHPAS steering
Stabilising X- members, front and rear.
Modified control-arms with uniballs front and rear.
Reinforced bushings in sub-frame and control-arms
Modified engine mounts

Total weight 1640kg and optimized weight distribution

Front Polestar-Brembo 6 piston calipers, 380 mm ventilated discs
Rear Polestar-Volvo calipers, 302 mm ventilated discs
Brake cooling air intakes from front

Based on tests in Volvo’s wind-tunnel
Lowered front splitter and larger rear spoiler to reduce high speed lift
Carbon fiber diffusor
Body 20 mm widened front and rear

Polestar designed seats with increased support.
Alcantara on all functional areas steering wheel, gear knob, and seats to ensure maximum grip.
Centre console lowered for optimised gear-lever ergonomics.


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