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  • Volvo S60 Polestar Concept - With 508hp - Debuts at L.A. Auto Show

    11/26/2012
    "This is Polestar's interpretation of the Volvo S60," says Christian Dahl, founder and CEO of Polestar. "It's a car developed with our own preferences in mind -- although we know they are also shared by active drivers."

    Make no mistake, it is an exotic in its own right - but with refinement and precise handling. All of this technology results in a more intense, real-life Volvo driving experience.

    "We approached this project by looking at the production Volvo S60 as a platform for a potential race car - and the culmination of that data went into the design of the S60 Polestar Concept," explained Jan Andersson, chief engineer at Polestar.

    The S60 Polestar Concept delivers the genuine Volvo driving experience with a high level of power and handling. The turbocharged, inline six-cylinder engine has been tuned to deliver a considerable increase in power and torque. The 508 horsepower and 424lb.-ft. of torque seem to dwarf the numbers associated with the horsepower and torque found in the T6 engine of the production car: 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque.

    The combination of a lowered, widened and reinforced chassis, a tuned Haldex all-wheel-drive system, and Öhlins suspension makes the car uniquely suitable for both high-performance driving and long-distance traveling.

    According to Volvo Polestar racing driver Robert Dahlgren, "It is, by far, the most impressive street Volvo I've ever driven. But I must also say that the genuine Volvo feeling is still there."

    Polestar has been Volvo's performance partner since 1996, offering tuning technology and parts enhancement to production-model vehicles. A Polestar-tuned S60 R-Design and XC60 R-Design currently are offered in the Volvo lineup, bumping their already stout performance from 300hp and 325lb.-ft. of torque to 325 and 354, respectively.

    For 2013 they also come in head-turning Rebel Blue so they look similar to their cousin: the S60 Polestar Concept.

    The Polestar performance upgrade can be purchased and installed in applicable new and used Volvos at any Volvo dealer. More information about Polestar and its expanding parts and technology offerings for Volvo production vehicles can be found at Polestar.com.

    Brief Technical Overview: Polestar S60 Concept

    Volvo T6 inline six
    0-100kph (62 mph) = 3.9 seconds
    Top speed more than 300kph (more than 186mph)
    508hp @ 6500rpm
    575Nm (424 lb.-feet) @ 5500rpm
    Max rpm: 7100
    Modified cylinder head and combustion chambers
    Modified inlet manifold and air intake
    Garret 3171 turbo
    Ferrita 3.5" stainless steel exhaust system

    About Polestar

    Polestar Performance, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, is Volvo Car's official motorsport and performance partner. Polestar has collaborated with Volvo since 1996 and is currently responsible for all of Volvo's major undertakings in motorsport. Please also refer to the Polestar media site at www.polestar.com/pressroom for additional information.

    *Some descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.

    In Manila, Viking Cars, Incorporated is the official distributor of Volvo cars. The Volvo Makati office, showroom and Customer Service Center are located at 2272 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Volvo Cebu is located at A.S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. In Bacolod and Iloilo, GrandCars Incorporated is the official reseller of Volvo cars. The Volvo Iloilo office is located at JMB Building 13 Mabini Street, Iloilo City and Volvo Bacolod office is at Araneta Street, Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod. Soon to open more fun are Volvo Alabang showroom and office at Lot A, 104-105, Westgate Center, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City and Volvo North EDSA at Two Cyberpark ETON Centris, Quezon City. The 2012 Volvo automobile line includes the nimble C30 Sports Coupé, the versatile All-New C70 Coupé-Convertible, the compact All-New S40 and V50 Sportswagon, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the ruggedly refined All-New XC70 Cross Country, the groundbreaking Volvo XC60 with City Safety as standard and the award-winning XC90 AWD. Also available in the Philippines is the bold S60 sports sedan and the excitingly versatile All-new Volvo V60 Sportswagon 2.0L T5. Just recently introduced to the local market is the new Volvo S60 sports sedan diesel variant. For details and inquiries, please call 893-6621 to 22 or 637-0414 to 15.

    For more information, please contact, John Eric D. Ho, Marketing and Communications Supervisor:  892 1677 or 893-6621 local 430; johnericho@volvophils.com
    With the glamour and bright lights that symbolize the City of Angels, what better place for the global auto show debut of the Volvo S60 Polestar Concept than the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show? After all, the 508-horsepower beast, built by Volvo's official performance partner, Polestar, is arguably the most glamorous and lightning-quick Volvo concept car ever made.
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