Volvo has released its quickest car ever – the new Polestar V60 estate.
Powered by a tuned version of Volvo’s four-cylinder Drive-E engine, the Polestar V60 can hit 62mph in just 4.8 seconds and carry on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
As well as a tuned engine, the Polestar features a larger turbo, larger air intake and a high-capacity fuel pump all designed to give the best possible performance.
The car is 24 kilos lighter at the front axle when compared to the previous version, meaning that the new Polestar achieves even better performance figures than the earlier incarnation.
Niels Moller, chief operating officer for Polestar, said: “These cars are properly quick. But they are more than that. They combine Polestar’s 20-year racing pedigree with Volvo’s inherent pragmatism and engineering heritage. These are very quick cars that you can use every day of the year.”
Polestar has also announced that it will be upping production of its cars, from 750 to 1500 units a year. The V60 estate features 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels and large slotted front brakes.
Henrik Fries, vice president R&D for Polestar, said: “All changes to the car are about improving drivability and efficiency. The base of the new engine carries motorsport technology, with solutions such as the combination of turbo and supercharger, lightweigh material and more.
“This works hand-in-hand with our core philosophy and has enabled us to evolve the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar.”
Deliveries for the V60 Polestar are due to commence in the later part of 2016.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
April 1, 2016