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.
Christian Samson, who is responsible for Product and Development at Polestar, said that for many years, Cyan Racing and their engineers have worked in partnership to develop technology for existing Polestar road cars.
He then said that this is the reason why they must celebrate the remarkable achievement of securing the maiden World Championship. And one way to achieve that is by further improving the performance of cars that have done well during the season. The automaker believes that the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Performance World Championship Editions are definitely going to be part of history for Volvo car owners.
Earlier this week, we also heard about Cadillac’s Championship Edition range. This is limited to a few lucky buyers only. It will be the same case with Volvo’s World Championship Edition. While it can be ordered in any Polestar retailer worldwide, you will have to be quick. Depending on the customer, and the dealer they go to, they can get the parts installed on a new or a previously owned model or as part of the whole package. Here is the thing, the automaker has not announced any pricing details just yet, but the duo is already up for grabs and can be ordered globally.