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Volvo S60 Polestar has broken Nurburgring’s record for fastest 4-door production car

A racing team is claiming that it has managed to break the lap record in its category in the ever-demanding Nurburgring circuit in 2016 while driving a road-going Volvo S60 Polestar, but it elected to keep things in secrecy – until now.

Cyan Racing -- the official Volvo factory auto racing team based in Gothenburg, Sweden – said that it did break the record for the fastest four-door, road-legal production car in the Green Hell.

According to the account, after the FIA World Touring Car Championship round in the Nordschleife in Germany, Cyan Ryan opted to stay behind and conduct a so-called secret test involving a road-going Volvo S60 Polestar. This secret test was conducted by Cyan Racing in order to harvest more know-how about the Volvo S60 Polestar as well as to bring more improvements into the car. Taking advantage of their motorsport expertise, Cyan Racing went on to boost the performance levels of the Volvo S60 Polestar, thereby making it more potent on the road.

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Polestar launches line of performance parts for Volvo S60, V40, V60 and XC60

Owners of Volvo cars who want to boost the performance of their cars for that added driving pleasure would surely love the new customization options now available. Volvo subsidiary Polestar Performance Parts recently unveiled a wide range of enhancements for the Volvo S60, V40, V60 and XC60 models.

The numerous enhancement options being offered include chassis parts, exhaust, interior and exterior details designed to improve driving experience while reflecting owners' preferences. Polestar Chief Operating Officer Niels Möller explained that for a long time, the company has known of a strong demand for their products from Volvo owners all over the world.

This time, the company is happy to oblige these loyal customers by developing these enhancements aimed to improve driving pleasure, performance and handling of their cars. With Polestar's and motorsport partner Cyan Racing's 20-year motorsport experience, all Polestar Performance Parts were designed under the philosophy "Made to Perform."

Read the entire article Polestar launches line of performance parts for Volvo S60, V40, V60 and XC60

First Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models roll off the production line

Volvo has rolled off the first Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar from its Volvo Torslanda site for delivery to its first owners. Volvo’s Torslanda site recently marked 50 years of production with a total of over 6.8 million cars rolling off its production line, starting from the Amazon in 1964 and to the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar.

The Polestar model also marked the first time the site produced a vehicle for an independent partner. Henrik Fries, S/V60 Polestar Technical Project Manager, expressed delight in rolling off of the first Polestar from the Volvo factory.

He remarked that the car was “a satisfying result of many hours of work” by the people of Polestar and Volvo.

Read the entire article First Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models roll off the production line

2013 Volvo S60 Polestar officially unveiled

Volvo announced today that the S60 Polestar will go into limited production, but the bad news is that the first batch will be exclusively built for Australian market. The first cars will be delivered to the customers in late June 2013 and each car will carry a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo-charged Volvo T6 engine delivering 350bhp or 257kW and 500+ Nm of torque.

With these numbers, the Volvo S60 Polestar is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph. Moreover, the car uses a Polestar-tuned six-speed automatic gearbox, which also features a launch control system and a Polestar-tuned Haldex 4WD system.

Polestar also took care of the engine and installed a new intercooler, a BorgWarner turbo and a full-flow stainless steel exhaust system with 3.5-inch tailpipes.

Read the entire article 2013 Volvo S60 Polestar officially unveiled

Talks are progressing between Volvo UK and Polestar for the 500bhp Volvo S60 Polestar Concept to soon enter production. Volvo UK’s managing director Nick Connor said that with the advancement in the negotiations, it’s possible that the S60 would be a reality.

Of course, Volvo S60 Polestar numbers would be very small but then again, they’re not making any attempt to conceal the fact that it would be a marketing exercise.

When it does enter production, it will be priced higher than £100,000, according to Autocar. It will also keep the power of the concept supercar, stemming from the 3.0-litre turbo’d inline six-pot, and four-wheel drive system.

Read the entire article Volvo S60 Polestar Concept might become a reality

After an official teaser, Volvo revealed a new performance concept car based on the S60 sedan. Dubbed S60 Polestar, the new Volvo wants to take on the big boys such as the Bmw M3, Lexus IS F or the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. If the mentioned rivals are powered by big V8 engines, the Swedish sporty sedan carries a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six engine developing an impressive 508 hp and 575 Nm of torque (424 pound-feet torque).

In order to obtain all these numbers, Volvo engineers had to upgrade the engine with new cylinder head, combustion chambers, inlet manifold and intake but also with custom connecting rods and a new 3.5-inch stainless-steel exhaust system.

The new engine is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission. Due to the increased power, the Volvo S60 Polestar received a Haldex all-wheel drive system, new 19-inch alloy wheels which hide the Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers and 380 mm ventilated discs on the front and 302 mm at the rear. In terms of performance, the Volvo S60 Polestar is able to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph or 300 km/h.

Read the entire article Volvo S60 Polestar is the Swedish answer to the Bmw M3 and Lexus IS F

Production of a 500bhp, Polestar-developed version of the Volvo S60 will soon start, according to insiders. Spy shots were taken of the new model in Sweden for the first time last week. It’s also believed to be close to a market launch. Its development was handled by the team behind Volvo’s Swedish Touring Car Championship entry.

Sources said its power exceeds that of the BMW M3 but have given no further details. It isn’t likely that the six-cylinder engine won’t be stretched to get to this figure so power is likely to generate from a turbocharged version of the 4.4-litre Yamaha V8 used in the XC90 and in the Noble M600, according to Autocar.

It’s also likely to be equipped with a Haldex all-wheel drive system, together with a couple of clever differentials used on the C30 Polestar concept. In the spy photos, Polestar’s bodywork revisions are masked but they’re likely to feature a bolder front end with more engine cooling plus wider sills and a diffuser at the rear.

Read the entire article 2013 Volvo S60 Polestar will get 500 bhp

At the upcoming round of the Swedish TTA - Racing Elite League on June 16, expect to see a performance concept road car by Polestar. This vehicle, officially named the Volvo S60 Polestar, is based on the Volvo S60 platform. It will be seen during the third round of the new racing series, which will take place at Polestar's home track in downtown Gothenburg, Sweden.

Polestar Marketing Director Hans Bååth said that this performance concept road-car is a spin-off of its work to assess and develop the S60 for racing. There was instantly a lot of interest around the world after the introduction of the Volvo C30 Polestar in 2010. Polestar has received a ton of requests from interested consumers.

However, the first Polestar concept-car was not initially meant to be produced. Polestar was at the FIA World Touring Car Championship to campaign for the Volvo C30 WTCC. The first S60 Polestar is produced for a very enthusiastic bidder for the original C30 Polestar.

Read the entire article Volvo to present the S60 Polestar on June 16

Volvo’s performance brand, Polestar, is all-set to redefine the way people purchase their new vehicles. But even before it rolls out it this innovative brand and retail concept, Polestar is opening its very first showroom based on traditional network of dealerships. Its new showrooms – to be called as Polestar Spaces – will have it first brick-and-mortar location in Oslo, Norway. The Polestar Space in Oslo will commence its operations in the middle of 2019.

Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive of Polestar, called Polestar Spaces as a vital part of the brand’s customer experience, as it serves as the location where the carmaker physically meets its customers. The new Polestar Space will be found on Ovre Slottsgate in downtown Oslo, as located in a prominent retail environment along with other progressive brand stores.

Actually, the performance brand’s choice of location didn’t come as a surprise. Oslo is the capital city of Norway, where people are more likely to buy an electric vehicle instead of a conventionally powered one. Ingenlath remarked that it is logical to start the Polestar Space story in Oslo, since Norway is considered one of the most important EV markets in the world.

Read the entire article First-ever Polestar Space to open in Oslo, Norway by mid-2019

Have you been imagining yourself driving a Polestar 1? If you have, now is the time for you to pre-order the 600 horsepower (447 kilowatt) hybrid coupe before it arrives in showrooms in 2019. A couple of days ago, the automaker decided to begin taking orders for interested buyers in exactly 18 countries including the United States, United Kingdon, China, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Norway, the Netherlands, and Italy.

For one to get a reservation slot, a $2,500 (2,500 euros or 20,000 yen) deposit must be made, and the great thing about this is that it is refundable.

Since the Polestar 1 made its debut in the public, the company found out that around 7,000 people were interested in owning one of these, and this idea encouraged the automaker even more, according to Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. This is what motivated them to take orders this early, and soon they will be taking the next step towards delivering this beautiful car to their first batch of customers.

Read the entire article You may now pre-order a Polestar 1 for only $2500

At this year’s FIA World Touring Car Championship, it was Volvo that stood out and became the victor with an S60 TC1 race car. So to celebrate this victory, the Swedish automaker dished out a handful of special edition S60s and V60s that get their inspiration from the motorsport. For your reference, it was Thed Bjork who took the driver’s championship during the FIA World Touring Car Championship. He was the guy behind the S60 Polestar TC1, and if you didn’t know, this is the very first time a Swedish company won the championship.

Having said that, the new V60 Polestar Performance World Championship Edition and the Volvo S60 package are available on all D4, D5, T5 and T6 models. The package includes visual enhancements such as a set of 19-inch bespoke Polestar light alloy wheels that are dressed in performance focused tires, a sculpted diffuser, and a new rear spoiler. There is also a Polestar gear lever that can be found in the cabin.

As for the mechanical bits, the special edition model gets a free flow stainless steel exhaust system, a sports air filter, and updated suspension dampers and springs that come with the package. With Polestar’s optimisation, horsepower has also increased by 10 (7 kilowatts), and torque is improved by 36 pound feet (50 Newton metres). The current engine is paired to quicker gearshifts and improved throttle response.

Read the entire article Volvo comes out with Polestar Champion Editions of the S60 and V60

Very recently, Polestar unveiled its very first production model in the form of the Polestar 1 high-performance hybrid coupe. Yet, there are already people who are wondering how a Polestar 1 would look like once it transforms into a convertible. Imagining such could be hard, so a rendering by graphic artist X-Tomi could provide some help.

X-Tomi had actually rendered the Polestar 1 coupe as the Polestar 1 shooting brake or estate wagon. This version of the Polestar comes with a full-length roof and a rear end similar to a hatchback. In a way, the Polestar 1 shooting brake would allow Polestar to offer a unique mix of performance, range and practicality. It looks gorgeous too.

Now, X-Tomi didn’t stop at the shooting brake rendering. He chopped off the roof, the B- and C-pillars, and then added some features that we would usually find in a convertible. With a couple of visual changes, X-Tomi managed to render the Polestar 1 convertible with an exterior that is wrapped in a midnight blue finish and an interior in black.

Read the entire article Polestar 1 high-performance hybrid coupe is rendered as a convertible by X-Tomi

It was just a few days ago that Polestar officially took off the wraps from its very first production model called the Polestar 1. While this was inspired by a vintage-inspired coupe, it comes with modern technology and a powerful plug-in hybrid powertrain. At first glance, one may be reminded of the Volvo P1800. This has led to it being imagined as a shooting brake like that of the P1800ES. In fact, an artist from X-Tomi Design already made a rendering of the long-roof model as early as now.

But instead of rendering it to look like the P1800ES with a huge rear glass, it was the outgoing V90 wagon that gave X-Tomi Design the inspiration. It was designed with a higher roof that appears to give the cabin more space and comfort, while also replacing the tiny bench in the back of the standard Polestar 1 coupe.

Whether this is a coincidence or not, Volvo has actually already considered a vehicle much like the Polestar 1 shooting brake, and it was introduced back in 2014 as the Concept Estate. And three years later, it turned out to be the current V90.

Read the entire article Would a Polestar 1 Shooting Brake work?

After the highly dynamic Polestar 1 two-door coupe – Polestar’s first ever production car -- was recently unveiled, not a few people’s curiosity was piqued as to how much they should shell out to purchase a unit of this 600-hp four-seater hybrid coupe. Sorry to say, but Polestar isn't planning to sell its first production model in a conventional manner. Not yet at least.

According to Polestar’s plan, customers could get hold of its Polestar 1 performance coupe only through its subscription plan. This means that no one will be able to buy the Polestar 1 coupe, but instead they have to become subscribers to the company’s plan. The subscription plan is good for two to three years. Once the subscription period has expired, a subscriber has to return the Polestar 1 to the company, or its representatives would knock on his or garage to pick up the performance coupe.

As for the returned model, it would be refurbished to return it to its near-pristine state, and would then be made available as a pre-owned model also through a subscription plan.

Read the entire article Polestar 1 will cost up to $177,000

After months of dropping online teasers, Polestar finally reveals its very first production car virtually. The Polestar 1 is a two-door coupe that gets its design inspiration from the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe. It then shares an SPA platform that underpins the “90” series cars and the newest XC60. As for the hardware, half of it is derived from Volvo’s SPA, while the other half represents the partnership between Polestar and Volvo that’s made specially for this new product.

Therefore, the Polestar 1 is more than just a coupe version of the S90 Sedan, considering the fact that the four-seater has to step up its game when it comes to the powertrain. Having said that, its hybrid setup gives out an impressive 600 horsepower and 737 pound-feet (1,000 Newton metres) of torque.

Besides that, it comes with a battery pack that can let the Polestar 1 reach 93 miles (150 kilometers). The automaker claims that in terms of range, the sporty coupe can perform better compared to any production hybrid out there. This is also because the coupe’s body is made entirely of carbon fiber, therefore cutting down a lot of its weight, while improving torsional stiffness by 45 percent. There is an electric axle between the rear wheels with torque vectoring capabilities for more power and precise handling.

Read the entire article 600 hp Polestar 1 hybrid coupe is officially unveiled, production set to start mid-2019

Polestar is notably known to be Volvo's internal performance specialists, and around last year Polestar revealed to the public that it will utilize electrification to further advance the power of various Volvo vehicles. Only recently, the Swedish marque announced that Polestar is now a separately-branded electrified global high performance car company. Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President of Volvo, will immediately fill in the position of Chief Executive Officer at the former tuning studio in the bid to accelerate the process of establishing Polestar as a standalone organization. Ingenlath is also the one responsible for the company's magnificent new design language that is spotted on the XC70, XC90 and S90.

This news finally clarified the rumors flying about earlier this month, and now we can take a peek of the newly-made Polestar logo that will be adorned on the upcoming performance EV releases. Hakan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive of Volvo cars, said that by putting Thomas up the Polestar organization ladder, it directly reflects the commitment to set-up a truly distinct standalone brand within the Volvo Car Group.

Samuelsson also said that Polestar will be a believable competitor in the emerging worldwide market for high performance electrified cars. And with this, the company will be able to market electrified cars to the world's most challenging, progressive drivers found in all parts of the world. Meanwhile, Jonathan Goodman will also join Polestar's organization by taking on the position of Chief Operation Officer, leaving behind his previous position as Senior Vice President Corporate Communication of Volvo Cars.

Read the entire article Volvo's Polestar will now be a standalone electrified global high performance car company

Volvo disclosed that following the acquisition of Polestar, the new subsidiary will be tasked with working on the planned lineup of electric vehicles. This is expected as Polestar has a long history when it comes to racing.

With this, Polestar can likely make new electric models, shared Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Cars North America. While people have compared this buyout with what happened between Mercedes-Benz and its purchase of AMG, Kerssemakers assures customers that the goal will not be building racing cars that display crazy performance. Rather, he continued, it is all about making cars that can also be used on a daily basis.

Currently, the brand is looking into how to it can benefit from the best of Polestar and the cycle plan that will be launched alongside it, Kerssemakers added. He said further that even if the focus is indeed on performance, it will remain to be about how the brand stands out when it comes to the drivetrain. It appears that in the future, electrification will have a significant part and Polestar is expected to play a role, he concluded.

Read the entire article Volvo tasks Polestar with creating exciting and potent but “useable” electric vehicles

Volvo Cars, which has recently purchased Swedish race-car maker Polestar, seeks to be able to compete with Mercedes-AMG and BMW's M models. Volvo will be using this name for a bigger high-performance range. Under a cooperation agreement entered in 2013, Volvo has already started to sell Polestar-tuned versions of the V60 wagon and S60 sedan.

In a statement, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said that Volvo will utilize its full resources to develop Polestar further and for more Volvo owners to experience what Polestar has to offer. The automaker will offer sportier versions of its regular models, a move that is copied from Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

The automaker also said that it has raised its estimate for Polestar sales from 750 units this year to about 1,500 units in the medium term. The monetary details of the deal weren’t revealed. The acquisition does not include the racing unit of Polestar as it remains to be controlled by racecar driver Christian Dahl, its owner and CEO.

Read the entire article Volvo buys Polestar to develop sportier, high performance cars

Volvo Cars is again offering another premium vehicle that caters to the needs and wants of its customers in the United States. Dubbed as the Volvo S60 Inscription, this vehicle tries to meet the most common features that US customers are looking for in a car.

One of these features is comfortable seating for rear passengers. Those occupying the posterior part of the cabin usually complain of not having enough legroom. Volvo addresses this by increasing the rear seat legroom of the S60 Inscription by 3.5 inches.

Such revamp means the Volvo S60 Inscription offers best-in-class rear accommodation. Moreover, the Volvo S60 Inscription features materials that do not only speak of the vehicle’s premium quality and class but also convey the Volvo brand’s Scandinavian roots.

Read the entire article NAIAS: 2015 Volvo S60 Inscription comes all the way from China

Volvo promises to surprise its audience at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show as the Swedish carmaker will bring the S60 Cross Country. A segment first from Volvo Cars, the new S60 Cross Country promises to continue the tradition started by the V70 Cross Country in 1997.

S60 Cross Country will be the first premium sedan with the same level of capability and rugged design cues of the brand new Cross Country wagons. The vehicle will arrive with a T5 all-wheel drive powertrain with 250 hp (254 hp in Europe and 249 hp in Russia for taxation reasons).

Volvo's S60 Cross Country is built to draw in customers who are looking for a sedan that is not only capable and thrilling, but also offers the advantages of a crossover. The S60 Cross Country crossover sedan features a ride height that is higher by 65mm (2.5 inches).

Read the entire article Volvo S60 Cross Country revealed ahead of 2015 Detroit Auto Show